Adam R. KriegelAugust 9, 1983 ~ May 28, 2017 (age 33)
Adam R. Kriegel, 33, of Denton, Texas, and formerly of Mishawaka, passed away Sunday, May 28, 2017 from complications of his military injuries.
Adam was born August 9, 1983 in Keflavik, Iceland to David and Deborah (Masters) Kriegel while his family served in the US Navy. The family also lived in Monterey, California and Key West, Florida with the Navy before settling in Mishawaka.
Adam was a 2001 graduate of Penn High School. In 2006 he enlisted in the US Navy. During that time he attended St. Leo University, earning an Associate’s Degree. Adam’s field was Computer Information Technology. He held top secret SBI clearances. Adam served with Strike Fighter Squadron 106 (VFA-106) and aboard the USS Tortuga in Japan. Adam was honorably discharged in 2015 because of 100 percent military injuries. That same year he moved to Texas.
While growing up, Adam earned his Eagle Scout rank. He was active with his son in Scouting in Texas. Adam was a member of VFW Post #360 in Mishawaka and was a member of Mishawaka CAP Patrol. He was of the Catholic faith.
Adam married Shannon Lipka in 2006 and she survives. He is also survived by the light of his life, his son, Aiden Kriegel; his parents, David and Deborah Kriegel; a brother, David Kriegel II; a sister, Heather (Errol) Laumann; niece and nephews, Grace, James and Henry Laumann; several aunts and uncles; and several great aunts.
Adam was preceded in death by grandparents, Charles and Jeanne Kriegel and Mary Ann Valuska.
Adam was everything a man should be, honorable, a loving son and father. His joy of life and infectious smile would light up a room.
Friends may spend time with Adam’s family Friday, June 9, from 2 – 4 pm and 6 – 8 pm in Goethals & Wells Funeral Home, 503 W. 3rd Street, Mishawaka.
Services honoring the life of Adam Kriegel will be held Saturday, June 10, at 10 am in the funeral home with Rev. Jacob Meyer officiating. Burial will follow in the Veterans Section Field of Honor at Fairview Cemetery. Military honors will be provided by VFW 360 / American Legion 161 Burial Squad and the US Navy.
Memorial donations for Adam's son Aiden's education may be made at any Notre Dame branch under Adam Kriegel/Aiden Kriegel Trust. www.notredamefcu.com
An online guest book is available at www.goethalswells.com.