Craig Rongey

Craig L. Rongey, 82, Colfax, passed away on his birthday, December 15, 2022, at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital.  He was born on December 15, 1940, in Granite City, IL to Derwood and Francis (Rainwater) Rongey.

Craig was a 1959 graduate of Broad Ripple High School.  He served in the United States Air Force and United States Army during the Vietnam War.

Craig’s first marriage had two sons and a daughter.  With his second marriage to Cathy Illges, he had a son Wade Rongey. Along with his children, Craig is survived by several grandchildren, great grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sisters, Linda Baker and Janet Cable.

Visitation will be held Thursday, December 22, 2022, from 10am-12pm at Genda Funeral Home in Frankfort.  A graveside service will follow at 12:30pm at Greenlawn Cemetery.  Military rites will be performed by the Clinton County Honor Guard.  Memorial contributions may be made Meals on Wheels.  Messages of condolence may be left at


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