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Craig Outka

June 15, 1962-Aug. 22, 2010

Craig L. Outka, 48, of Mesa, Ariz., died Sunday August 22, 2010 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Mesa.

Craig was born to Gene and Karen Outka on June 15, 1962 in Fort Sill, Okla. He lived and attended school in Fargo until he moved with his family to Detroit Lakes, where he graduated high school in 1980.

After high school Craig joined the Navy. After the Navy he continued his education and moved to Mesa. He went to work for Dollar Rental Car and was employed with them for the last 14 years. He enjoyed fishing, the outdoors and watching his favorite sports teams. He was an avid history buff and enjoyed following politics.

Surviving Craig are his parents, Gene and Karen Outka of Detroit Lakes; sister Stacy (Richard) Holmes of Fargo; nephew Tony Anderson of Detroit Lakes; and step-nieces Caity and Samy Holmes of Fargo; as well as longtime friends Ron Sveller of Mesa and Grant Jensen of Lake Park.

A memorial service is set for 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Detroit Lakes.