N. Craig Bearheels

N. Craig Bearheels, age 45, of Kadoka, died Thursday morning, October 12, 2006, at the Rapid City Regional Hospital.

Funeral services were held Saturday, October 14, at the Presbyterian Church, with Pastor Gary McCubbin officiating.

Music was provided by Ruth McCubbin, organist, and Susan Davidson, vocalist. Ushers were Brett Amiotte and Cody Young. Pallbearers were Gary Obr, Ric Omasich, Donnie Longbrake, Alan Romero, Tim Romero and Jody Stone.

Interment was in the Kadoka Cemetery. Rush Funeral Chapel of Kadoka was in charge of the arrangements.

Nicholas Craig Bearheels was born March 9, 1961, at Pine Ridge, SD, the son of Leland and Iris (Romero) Bearheels. He attended elementary school in Spearfish, and later in Kadoka. He graduated from Kadoka High School in 1979.

He worked on the family ranch and made his home in Kadoka.

Craig was united in marriage to Barbara Taylor of Brixham, London, England, and to this union a son, Andrew Craig, was born.

Craig leaves behind his wife Barbara Taylor-Bearheels of London, England; his seven-year-old son, Andrew Craig Bearheels of London; his parents, Leland and Iris Bearheels of rural Kadoka; four brothers, Jerome "Lee" Bearheels of Aberdeen, Ryan Bearheels of Kadoka, Harold Bearheels of Brookings, and Sheldon Bearheels of Sioux Falls; five sisters, Robin Bearheels of Seattle, WA, Jewel Bearheels of Kadoka, Christle Bearheels-Ricketts of Kadoka, DeAnn Bearheels of Rapid City, and Laurel Bearheels of Kadoka; his maternal grandfather, Vetal Romero of Kadoka; his paternal grandmother, Gladys Bearheels of Belvidere; 10 nephews; and 10 nieces.

Craig was preceded in death by maternal grandmother, Nancy Romero; his paternal grandfather, Stacy Bearheels; and a niece, Krisene Bearheels.

A memorial is established.