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Dustin Joseph Craig

May 5, 1988 — December 31, 2020

Funeral service for Dustin Craig will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, January 7, 2021 at Gillette Memorial Chapel; interment to follow at Mt. Pisgah Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at Walker Funeral Home. A loving son and father, Dustin Joseph Craig went to be with the Lord Thursday December 31, 2020 at his home in Gillette, Wyoming.  Dusty was born on May 5, 1988 in Gillette, Wyoming to Kyle Lynn Craig and Julianne Sarah (Bolin) Matuska.  He went to Pronghorn Elementary School, Twin Spruce Junior High School and graduated from Campbell County High School in 2006.  As a child, Dusty had a fun personality that kept everyone on their toes.  Even though he was the younger brother, he was always up to challenge his brother Darin.  A crazy face or expression was never missing if Dusty was in the room.  He was extremely intelligent and took the challenge to learn about and try new things.  He loved playing guitar, boating, camping, golf, driving RC vehicles, & playing video games.  Dusty was a good cook & loved to grill.  He was always so good with babies & toddlers as a teenager, eager to play with & care for them. Dusty had many fond childhood memories of times in the Big Horns with his grandparents Joe & Nancy.  After being diagnosed with Marfan’s Syndrome, Dusty had his first of several heart surgeries at 18 years old.  He stayed positive & courageously fought back to health through each one.  After taking a few college classes, he loved working with his family at Production Systems in a variety of positions, always wanting to return too soon after major heart surgery. Dusty married Brittni Jones in 2013 & wholeheartedly became Dad to Cameron Trammel.  Emma Julianne Craig was born on May 6, 2011. He deeply loved his kids & was a dedicated father.  Dusty cherished spending time with his children & always put their needs first.  He loved time spent with family in the Black Hills & always showed his gratitude in words or actions.  He always took time to play with & visit with his brothers, nieces & nephews.  Dusty was a loyal friend, who enjoyed hanging out.  He was always willing to help others out, whether with a project or just learn a new video game.  Dusty made it a priority to ask others about how they were doing, taking care to give a big hug before leaving their company.  His unbelievable gentleness was evident to many.  Even with adversity & overwhelming circumstances, he stayed positive & had a “glass half full” perspective on life.  He was handed the task of being a single parent, after major heart surgery & faced it with loving determination.  Dusty was thoughtful & giving to friends & family, always willing to visit about anything.  He enjoyed spending a lot of time with the Fullers, & felt like part of the family.  There are so many fond memories people have shared about Dusty:   horseback riding while trailing cows on the ranch, hunting coyote & fishing with his Grandpas, taking his brother to Wal Mart & buying him a helicopter (for no specific reason), are just a few.  Dusty will be lovingly remembered & missed by his son Cameron Trammel, daughter Emma Craig, parents Kyle & Nicole Craig, grandparents Nancy Bolin, Darrel Craig, Toby & Connie Peters, his brothers Darin & Luz & children Kadin, Kobe, Jayda & Luna Craig, Dillon Craig, Dawson Craig, Drason Craig & Danner Craig, aunt Josi & Randy Larsen (daughter Grace Zigweid), Kevin & Shelly Craig (children Jason & Malina Craig & family, Cameron & Josh Tomkins & family),  Kamette & Kurt Keffeler (children Jarett, Alec & Makayla), Trish & Paul Dinkins (children, Novali’, Keelin, Fallon, & Saoirse), Trevor & Heather Peters (children Rachel, Kain, Beau & Jake), & lifelong friend, Adam Fuller & numerous other friends & family.  Dustin Craig was proceeded in death by his mother Julianne Sarah Bolin Matuska, grandfather Joe Bolin, grandmother Sina Craig, aunt Kelly Schmelzle, & cousin Trenton Keffeler.  In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established for Dusty’s children’s college fund & can be sent to Gillette Chapel 210 West 5th Street, Gillette, Wyoming 82716.  Condolences may also be expressed at www.gillettememorialchapel.com

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Wednesday, January 6, 2021

5:00 - 7:00pm (Mountain time)

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Thursday, January 7, 2021

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