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Donald Adams
August 7, 1925 - December 18, 2012

Donald Adams, 87, of Oelwein passed away on Tuesday, December 18, 2012.

SERVICES:  1:00 pm on Friday-December 21, 2012 at Geilenfeld Funeral Chapel in Oelwein with Rev. Charis Combs-Lay officiating.  There will also be a 1:00 pm service at the Anderson Funeral Home in DeKalb, Illinois on Saturday.

VISITATION: There will be a time to socialize immediately following the service at Geilenfeld Funeral Home on Friday. 

Donald L. Adams was born on August 7, 1925 in Volga City, Iowa the son of Walter and Viola (Carpenter) Adams. He grew up in the DeKalb Area where he attended Vostall Rural School.  Don worked for thirty one years for Allied Vans. He married Beverly Carlson who passed away in 1985. Later Don moved to Oelwein where he met Brigid Campell and they became life partners.

        Don is survived by his life partner, Brigid Campbell of Oelwein; a son Donald Adams of Arvada, CO; a daughter, Judy Bear of Oelwein; two brothers, Bill Adams of DeKalb, Illinois and Harvey Adams of Pryor, Oklahoma; six grandchildren; ten great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Beverly (1985); a brother, Walter; two sisters, Hazel and Daisy and a son Terry. 

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Barbara Robinson on December 20, 2012 at 2:21 PM said:

Im so sorry for you lose Bridget...Don was a wonderful man..Your in my prayers
Deb Kunkle on December 20, 2012 at 10:43 AM said:

Brigid, so sorry to hear of Don's passing. I will always picture him visiting with friends, smiling, with his hat cocked to one side. What a nice guy he always was to me. So glad you two had each other all those years. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Kathy Wetherbee on December 20, 2012 at 7:20 AM said:

I heart goes out to you Brig, Don was a kind man and will be greatly missed by all. Remember the good times and that his suffering is over.
Maureen Kimmerle on December 19, 2012 at 5:45 PM said:

Don, will be very missed by all who he touched. He has been a part of our family for so many years I can't remeber him not being there. Hearts will be empty without him. He can be served on fine china forever now.
My deepest sympathy to all of his family. A special thought to my sister, I know she will miss him greatly. She loved him dearly as he did her.


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