Born: October 23, 1987
Died: March 4, 2011
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. Saturday, March 12, 2011, at the Washington High School Gymnasium.
Chaplain Lt.Col. Merrill Muller
Public visitation will begin at 1:00 P.M. Friday, with the family present from 5:00-7:00 P.M. Friday night at Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee.
"Hymn of Promise"
ORGANIST- Betty Point
SOLOIST- Holly Ohlson
Oak Hill Cemetery
In Memory of
Adam Daniel Craig
Adam Craig, the son of Pam (Kolpin) Craig and Dan Craig, was born October 23, 1987, in Storm Lake, IA. His childhood years were spent in Cherokee where he attended school and graduated from Washington High School in 2006.
Craig enlisted in the Iowa Army National Guard's Detachment 1, Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 1st Squadron, 113th Cavalry, Le Mars, Iowa in December 2004. He had been deployed in Afghanistan prior to being diagnosed with cancer.
The family of Sgt. Adam Craig stated "Your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure. You are loved beyond words and missed beyond measure. He was a loving and caring son, brother, husband, soldier, grandson, nephew, cousin, son-in-law and all-around friend. Adam's unique sense of humor and caring smile will be missed by all. His love for children and life in general will leave an impact on all who knew him."
On March 4, 2011, Adam passed away at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD, following a courageous battle with cancer with his family by his side. He was 23. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Janet (Wieland) Kolpin of Cherokee, IA; grandfather, Harlan Kolpin of Newton, IA; grandmother, Virginia (Dykes) Craig of Loveland, CO.
Adam is survived by his mother, Pam (Kolpin) Craig of Cherokee, IA; father, Dan Craig of Fremont, NE; Abigail Craig of Cherokee, IA; his wife, Hailey B. (Wynia) Craig of Sioux City, IA; one sister, half sisters, Brianna and Madison Craig of Fremont, NE; mother-in-law, Shari Parker of Sioux City, IA; brother-in-law, Jestin Van Maanen of Sioux City, IA; his grandfather, Ronald Craig and step-grandmother, Garnet (Adams) Craig from Storm Lake, IA; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Greenwood Funeral Home
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