Kraig Thomas Mugge, 54, a resident of Babbitt, Minnesota, passed away on July 16, 2023, at his home. He was born on November 5, 1968, the son of Alan and Judy Mugge who resided in Hoyt Lakes, Minnesota.
Kraig had an adventurous spirit and found solace in the great outdoors. He graduated from Aurora Hoyt Lakes High School and developed a deep passion for hunting and fishing. Kraig often found himself immersed in nature, where he believed he was "in the spirit world with God and everyone else." It was in those serene moments that he found true happiness. Although Kraig cherished his time in solitude, he possessed a remarkable ability to connect with people. His warm and inviting nature allowed him to strike up conversations effortlessly, and he had a gift for storytelling. Kraig could engage in discussions on any topic, making everyone feel comfortable in his presence.
Kraig is survived by his beloved daughter, Heather Paine, and son-in-law, Luke, of Hoyt Lakes, Minnesota and their daughter Lyra, whom he affectionately called his "French Dollar." Kraig also leaves behind his brothers, Todd of Hoyt Lakes and Dan of San Diego, California as well as his two sisters-in-law, both named Amy. Kraig was preceded in death by his mother, Judy, and his father, Alan.
He will be buried in Hoyt Lakes near his mother and father in a private family ceremony. A celebration of Kraig's life will be planned for the future, where friends and family can gather to honor his memory. Details regarding the event will be announced at a later date.
In memory of Kraig Thomas Mugge, may we remember his vibrant spirit, his love for nature, and his ability to connect with others. He will be deeply missed by all those whose lives he touched.