Blue Earth – Craig Martin Huntington, age 62, of Blue Earth, passed away Wednesday,?Dec. 21, 2011, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester.
He was born Feb. 12, 1949, in Waseca, to Marion and Jerome Huntington. He graduated from Sacred Heart Catholic High School in 1967. Craig attended Lee’s Barber College in St. Paul and graduated in 1968 as a licensed master barber. After graduation he worked briefly in Prior Lake as a barber before moving back to Waseca to take over his father’s barber shop.
Craig moved to Blue Earth in 1980 and opened Huntington’s Barber Stylists and for a time operated Huntington’s Barbers in Fairmont. Craig was a barber his entire life and often said he loved going to work every single day. He also enjoyed showing and racing horses, trail riding and raising and driving mules. He was a long time member and board member of the South Central Minnesota Saddles Club Association, Western Saddle Clubs Association and Frost Border Riders Saddle Club. Craig also belonged to the Minnesota Mule and Donkey Association and was a partner in ACK 1 Horse Racing.
Craig married Karen Schoenrock of Waseca in June 1969, and they had three children, Stacy Huntington Scofield (Stacey), Mandy Huntington Groe (Sean), and Cash Huntington; one granddaughter, Chloe Groe; two brothers, Kent (Nancy) Huntington, of Owatonna, and Dougie (Kathy) Huntington, of Shakopee; three nieces; and one nephew.
Web tributes may be left at www.pattonfh.com