In Memory of

Adam Daniel Craig

October 23, 1987 - March 4, 2011
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.
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.
"How Beautiful" "Hymn of Promise" ORGANIST- Betty Point SOLOIST- Holly Ohlson
Oak Hill Cemetery Cherokee, Iowa


Tuesday, May 3, 2011 at 12:00 AM
“ know there are no words to say at this time, except how truely sorry that I am for your loss. SGT Adam D. Craig supported his country in Afganistan but fought a courageous battle with cancer.

My deepest sympathy to the friends and family.

I appreciate all of his contributions to our country and may there be a special place for him in heaven.
Rose ”
- Rose Connolly
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at 12:00 AM
“Our sincere sorrow and prayers are with You and Your Family, Pam.
Wish We could be there for You, but many miles seperate us. But We know You have Your Family with You, and We are with You in Our Prayers for Adam and You.”
- Dennis D. Kolpin & Family
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at 12:00 AM
“We are so sorry for your loss. It is such a huge thing to lose a loved one and even worse when they are taken from you so young. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers Dan. ”
- Michele Carr
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at 12:00 AM
“Dan and Tammi,
Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. We are so sorry for your loss.”
- Jeff Rise
Monday, March 14, 2011 at 12:00 AM
“My heart goes out to Adam's family. I personally do not know Adam or his family but seeing Adam in his uniform inspired me to expressed by sympathy. Thank you to Adam for serving his country, Adam please watch over my son and all the others in Iraq. Life was short for Adam & his family but he will be remembered in so many ways. God Bless!”
- bonnie kluthe
Monday, March 14, 2011 at 12:00 AM
“I did not know Adam or anyone in your family but came across his obit in the Fremont Tribune (NE-my hometown) and just wanted to pass along my condolences. He sounded like an exceptional person! I wish I could have thanked him for his service to our country and I'm so sorry that he was taken from you so soon. ”
- Maria Trusty
Sunday, March 13, 2011 at 12:00 AM

My thoughts are with you and your family. ”
- Tammy R. Lawson
Sunday, March 13, 2011 at 12:00 AM
We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your husband! We praise God that you where able to be part of his short life! We will pray for you and Adam's Family that God's arms of comfort hold you and fill your hearts with peace!
Sending Our Sincere Sympathy,
Mark & Kristi Van Voorst”
- Kristi L Van Voorst
Friday, March 11, 2011 at 12:00 AM
“My daughter was a kindergartener last year at Nodland School in Sioux City when Adam worked at Beyond the Bell. He was an outstanding role model for the students with his quiet fairness and patience. We were sad when we learned of his deployment but proud we knew this brave soldier. Now we are especially proud of his bravery throughout his illness. I'm grateful to have met Adam, take comfort in knowing he's in a great place now and hope that his family heals in good time. The video tribute attached to this website is very moving. God bless you all. ”
- Lesli L Lien
Friday, March 11, 2011 at 12:00 AM
“Pam,Abby and Family. Our deepest sympathy expressed for you and your family on the passing of Adam. Adam was a brave and good young man that left to soon!”
- Todd Mosbach Family
Friday, March 11, 2011 at 12:00 AM
“My thoughts and prayers are with you all .So sorry to hear about Adam he was a GREAT GUY and will be missed dearly , God Bless ”
- Amy S Strahmann
Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 12:00 AM
“To Adam's family: I am deeply saddened by your loss. I have two sons serving in Afghanistan right now and my son Bobby trained with Adam at Camp Shelby. He touched many lives. May God welcome home His Hero.”
- Sheryl McKevitt
Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 12:00 AM
“My heart aches for your family, you don't know me and I don't know you but we have a silent bond being that Your son bravely served in the military and your daughter is still bravely serving in the military and my boyfriend has been and will still be in Afghanistan until August. I wish I could have helped in anyway at the funeral but I checked my work schedual and I work Saterday morning. Im sure your son was a great person, he's in a better place now and I will be praying for your family. I wish you all the best.”
- McKinsey, G, Scroggin
Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 12:00 AM
“Words seem inadequate to express the sadness we feel about Adam's death. You are in our thoughts and prayers. With sincere sympathy,
- Beth Corell
Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 12:00 AM
“Please accept my deepest sympathies on the loss of your wonderful son. Adam worked at Nodland School for the BTB program and I got to know him very well as I work in the office at Nodland. He was wonderful with the kids, always having a great time with them. Please know that I understand what you are going through and what you are feeling. I lost my 24 year old daughter last year to esophageal cancer. It is not fair and we will never understand why this has happened to our children. Please take care - one day at a time - one minute at a time.”
- Cindy Posey
Wednesday, March 9, 2011 at 12:00 AM
“To Dan and family/friends my condolences for the lose of Adam. There are no words to express what you must be feeling. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this difficult times. ”
- Jim Cameron
Wednesday, March 9, 2011 at 12:00 AM
“Extending my sincerest sympathy for the loss of Adam. I am grateful for his service to this great country. I hope that the memories you shared with Adam will sustain you through the days ahead and will bring you peace. My prayers and thoughts are with your family at this difficult time.”
- Lori Lochner
Tuesday, March 8, 2011 at 12:00 AM
We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and our prayers. With our deepest sympathies.”
- Burton & Nanc Friedrichsen
Tuesday, March 8, 2011 at 12:00 AM
“I am so sorry to learn of Adam's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Please let me know if I can do anything. Adam was a wonderful person, full of spirit, laughter, and kindness. He is rejoicing in Heaven with our Father. May God be with you in your sorrow and guide you during this difficult time.”
- Maylissa S Wells
Tuesday, March 8, 2011 at 12:00 AM
“Everyone who met Adam loved him-- he will be missed
You are in my thoughts & prayers”
- Deb Hyndman
Monday, March 7, 2011 at 12:00 AM
“My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time. Adam was a remarkable person and I will always have wonderful memories of the lives he enriched working in our organization.”
- Candace Borrall
Sunday, March 6, 2011 at 12:00 AM
“I did not know Adam, but understand he was a soldier, my heart goes out to his family, it is never easy to lose a loved one,cancer or accident or whatever the cause.”
- Sue M. Albers
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