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Norma Adams

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Norma Kathleen (Tomasek) Adams age 94 of Waucoma, IA, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 28, 2018, at New Hampton Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, September 5, 2018, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Waucoma, with Rev. Aaron Junge celebrating the Mass. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Friends may greet the family 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 4, 2018, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Waucoma where there will be a 4:00 p.m. parish scripture service. Visitation continues an hour prior to the Mass at the church on Wednesday. Norma Kathleen Adams was born August 12, 1924, in Jackson Junction, Iowa, the daughter of Albert and Glenn (Woodruff) Tomasek. Norma graduated from Waucoma Public High School in 1941. After high school, she worked at Rath Packing in Waterloo for several years. Even though Norma met the love of her life, Jack Adams, in high school band, she worked and waited until he came home from the war to wed on August 20, 1947. Norma and Jack shared 68 years together. Norma was a very dedicated and generous homemaker who worked and lived with pride for her dear husband and eleven children, all of whom she was extremely proud of. Norma always had a standing “open door” policy at her home, welcoming anyone and everyone who visited or stopped by and she always had food for everyone. Norma was a life-long member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Waucoma, IA, where she was baptized, married and now sent to her eternal home. She was a 59 year member of the Catholic Daughters of America at St. Mary’s as well as a long-standing member of the church choir, being one of the strongest alto singers. Norma also was one of the founders of the community Reading Circle Group, where local women would gather regularly to enjoy each other’s company and reading books as well as keeping up on current events. Norma was a 48 year member of the American Legion Auxiliary and was also apart of the Daughters of the American Revolution for over 60 years. In her free time, she enjoyed 5 a.m. breakfast dates with her husband Jack, that was their time for “just them”, knitting, gardening, cooking, baking pies and chocolate cake and spending time with her family. She will be deeply missed by many. Norma is survived by her eleven children, William (Juanita Kuboushek) Adams of Spillville, IA, Kathleen (Edward) Curry of McHenry, IL, Rebecca Searcy of Decorah, IA, Samuel (Bonita Benz) Adams of Spillville, IA Geraldine “Gerry” Garles of Fairfield, IA, John (Diana Knittle) Adams of Eugene, OR, Scott (Jeanie Busta) Adams of Waucoma, IA, Bruce (Lolita Kouboushek) Adams of Waucoma, IA, James (Julie White) Adams of Missouri Valley, IA, Jeffrey (Judy Zoulek) Adams of Spillville, IA, Edna (Albert) Stahley of Waucoma, IA; 32 grandchildren, Benjamin Adams, Samantha Nolte, Karl Curry, Christine Cliff, Joel Curry, Adam Searcy, Scott Searcy, Michael Searcy, Emily Pennington, Cara Kidder, Kaitlyn Erickson, Samuel Garles, Diana Weishaar, Christopher Adams, Elizabeth Edwards, Nathaniel Adams, Nicole Collins, Jaqueline Watne, Kathleen Adams, Joseph Adams, Joshua Adams, Mason Adams, Sara Adams, Chelsea Moody, Ethan Adams, Melissa Gosse, Amanda Stahley, Jessica Gale, Sarah Stahley, Julie Stahley; 27 great-grandchildren with four more on the way; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Jack on September 26, 2015; her parents; one granddaughter Angel Adams; one grandson William Jiho Adams; one brother Albert (Helen Lynch) Tomasek; three sisters Dorothy (Roger) Thompson, Edna (Frank) Crum, Joyce (Glen) Peterson.

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  1. To all the Adams Family, Our prayers and thoughts are with you. What a wonderful mother, grandmother and woman. She was so patient and kind. She has earned her reward in Heaven.
    Take care.

  2. My sympathy and prayers are with all of Norma’s family. May the love and peace of God be with each of you. Rose Baltes

  3. Our heartfelt sympathy and prayers to family members and always grasp the fond memories, as they will last forever and will help to find comfort and peace.
    God Bless,

  4. My thoughts are with you all, I only met Norma once, when staying with her for the wedding of Ben and Katrina, I thought she was a marvellous, strong and kind woman, she will be missed greatly by family and friends alike.

  5. Sympathy to the entire Adams Family your mom was a wonderful woman who role-modeled what it means to live life well. She was a dynamic, faith-filled person and a pleasure to know. Her loved for you all was so easy to see, if you asked how everyone was her faced lit up and she would smile and proudly tell what all were up to. God’s Blessings to you all during this time of loss hold tight to the memories and each other.

  6. Sending all our love, prayers and thoughts to you at this sad time,Norma was an amazing woman whose family were always first and foremost, Will never forget how her and beloved Jack welcomed us with open arms when our Kat married Ben, despite having never met us till just before the wedding, we felt immediately part of the family, the same with Bill and Nita. Norma will be greatly missed by all, but I am sure she will be looking down on everyone along with her beloved Jack who she will now be reunited with. Love Linda and Rama.

  7. Our deepest sympathy on your loss of Norma! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

    Kevin & Margie Nienhaus

  8. Our heartfelt sympathy to the Adams family. May the wonderful memories you have of your mother bring a smile to your face and joy to your hearts. Hugs and prayers to all of you!

    John & Sue Hackman

  9. To Norma’s family,
    Our community has lost such an amazing lady. One memory that we wanted to share is that your mom was our daughter Kalista’s (1980) first visitor at home after she was born. She gave very practical gifts and her big smile combined with her warm generosity has always been remembered. Of course there are many more, but we just want to share with you that your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
    Rick and Kim Conrad (Waucoma)

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