Adis Ronald Steele, age 53, passed away peacefully at his home on Nov. 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. 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 to fish, ride bicycles, and he spent many of his childÂ¬hood 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. He proudly served his country for four years. FolÂ¬lowing 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 Adisâ€™ 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 ethic, and passion for Miami Dolphin football. Our beloved Adis left this world just as kind and gentle as he entered. He was always more concerned with his familyâ€™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.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16 at Danekas Funeral Chapel in Chewelah, with a celebration of life to follow the service at the Chewelah Casino.
Adisâ€™ family would like to thank Danekas Funeral Chapel, Dr. Boone, Blue Creek Floral, The Chewelah Casino, Hospice Center of Spokane, St. Josephâ€™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 has been entrusted with the arrangements.