Craig Alan Adels
September 23, 2021
Celebration of life for Craig Adels will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, September 24, 2021 at Gillette Memorial Chapel with Randy Blakeman officiating.
Craig Alan Adels, 68, passed away September 13, 2021, surrounded by his family at home in Gillette, WY. Craig was born February 17, 1953 in Kimball, Nebraska to Herman and Elizabeth “Liz” (Novak) Adels. He grew up farming with his father and brother. Craig graduated from Kimball High School in 1971 where he was active in football and wrestling.
He worked the evening tower as a derrick hand which started his career in the oilfield. He was a successful Mud Engineer for 40 years. During his Mud Engineering career, Craig started his own businesses: Adels Consulting and Iron Man Anchor Service. His expertise in Mud Engineering gave him the opportunity to travel the world. He was able to go to Ecuador, Columbia, Alaska, Gulf Coast, and all across the lower 48 states. Craig came home from his travels with many stories he liked to share with family and friends. In 1975 Craig had met Sharon (Winkle) Adels and they married on August 27, 1977. They raised 4 children, Russell, Nathan, Alicia, and Keith. They made their home in Gillette, Wyoming for the past 36 years. Craig and Sharon enjoyed trips to Hawaii and cruises around the Caribbean. He enjoyed attending his children as well as grandchildren’s sporting and livestock events. If you spent time with Craig you knew he was very proud of his children and grandchildren’s accomplishments.
He liked having breakfast at Lula Belles Coffee Shop and spending time with his friends there. He was an excellent marksman at trapshooting and hunting. His favorite fishing spot was on Vancouver Island. His other lifelong hobbies included gardening and photography. Craig cherished friends and family and never met a stranger; he would spark up a conversation anywhere.
Craig is survived by his wife Sharon Adels and his 4 children, Russell (Marcie) Adels of Sterling, CO; Nathan (Megan) Adels of Gillette, WY; Alicia Heying of Gillette, WY and Keith (Mariah) Adels of Denton, TX. Nine grandchildren: Rhett Adels, Natalie Adels, Trigg Adels, Hannah Heying, Harmony Heying, Emma Jo Adels, Levi Adels, Thad Adels, and Tucker Heying. His siblings: Melody (Glen) Olsen of Riverside, CA; Gary (LeAnne) Adels of Morton, WY; Sandra Adels of Laramie, WY; and Susan (David) Haggen of Cheyenne, WY. His Aunt Ella Brandmeir of Aurora, CO. Craig is preceded in death by his parents Herman and Elizabeth Adels, both grandparents and numerous aunts and uncles.
Memorials and condolences may be sent in care of Gillette Memorial Chapel 210 West 5th Street, Gillette, WY 82716. Condolences may also be expressed at http://www.gillettememorialchapel.com