Adis Ronald Steele, age 53, passed away peacefully at his home on November 9, 2013, with his sisters Lynnette and Deanna at his side following a courageous battle with cancer. His kind and gentle spirit entered this world on June 20, 1960 in Tonasket, Washington.
He was born the second son to Robert R. and Alice F. Steele. He was a fun loving little boy who loved the outdoors. He liked fish, ride bicycles and spent many of his childhood years with his sister Lynnette as his protector, and his tag-along sister, Deanna as his companion.
Following graduation from high school in 1979, Adis joined the Navy, and proudly served his country for four years. Following his honorable discharge, he resided in California for a few years then returned to Washington State to be close to his family. Adis started working for the Double Eagle Casino in 1994, until they closed their doors in 2005. He then went to work for the Chewelah Casino until Oct. 6, 2013 when his failing health no longer allowed him to work. This was not an easy step to Adis’ remarkable work ethic.
Adis was a beloved son, brother, uncle, and friend to many. To know him was to love him, and anyone who had the pleasure to do so, was touched by his compassion. He would turn his back on no one in need.
He was known for his avid movie critiques, exceptional work ethics, and passion for Miami Dolphin football. Our beloved Adis left this world just as kind and gentle as he entered. Always more concerned with his family’s needs above his own. He was a great man of dignity and respect and will never be forgotten.
Adis was preceded in death by his father, Robert R. Steele, and brother Calvin Steele. He is survived by his mother, Alice Green, sisters Lynnette Howell (Scott), Deanna Barnes (Bill), Melanie Caldwell (Marc), Wanda Litrell, and Tracy Welch-Henner, and brother Wayne Green. He loved his nieces Tangi, Brianne, and Lauren, and his nephews Derek, Christopher, Chris, Willy, David, Levi, Landon, and Aiden. Adis is also survived by many great nieces, nephews, step brothers, sisters, and cousins.
May we continue to honor Adis by holding the unselfish love he gave so freely with one another.
A memorial service was held on Saturday, November 16, 2013 at Danekas Funeral Chapel in Chewelah. Adis’ family would like to thank Danekas Funeral Chapel, Dr. Boone, Blue Creek Floral, The Chewelah Casino, Hospice Center of Spokane, St. Joseph’s Hospital of Chewelah, and Sacred Heart Hospital of Spokane for their care and support. Please visit the online memorial and sign the guest book at www.danekasfuneralchapel.com.
Danekas Funeral Chapel, 155 West First Avenue, Colville, Wash. was entrusted with the arrangements.