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Stephen Adams

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Stephen L. “Boobie” Adams age 74 of New Hampton died Tuesday morning, December 7, 2010, at Mercy Medical Center in New Hampton. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:00 a.m. Friday, December 10, 2010, at Holy Family Parish-St. Joseph Center, New Hampton with Rev. Mark Osterhaus celebrating the Mass. The pall will be placed on the casket by his children. Presenting the offertory gifts are Brianna White, Brittney White and Chloe Matthews. Marilyn Elenz and Thelma Adams will be Eucharistic Ministers and lectors will be Deb Bonfig and Clint Matthews. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery with military honors conducted by the New Hampton American Legion Post #38 and the V.F.W. Post #5238. Serving as pallbearers are Toni Schott, Steve Mahlstedt, Chad Peyton, Samantha Peyton, RaeAnn Shoars, Addam Drewelow, Nicole Drewelow, Clint Matthews and Callie Matthews. Honorary pallbearers are Gary Snyder, Vern Laures, Leon Hugeback, Bill Straw, Leo Elenz, Rick Kramer, Bob Weigel, Tom Collins, Rod Collins and Joe Sheehy. Friends may greet the family 3:00 - 8:00 p.m. Thursday at Hugeback & Chenoweth Funeral Home, New Hampton, where there will be a 6:30 p.m. Scripture Service. Visitation continues an hour prior to the Mass at the church on Friday. Stephen Louis “Boobie” Adams was born December 25, 1935, in New Hampton the son of Stephen and Agnes (Roths) Adams. He received his education at the Immaculate Conception School in North Washington. On May 1, 1953, he was inducted into the United States Air Force where he served for four years mostly at Maxwell Air Force base in Montgomery, AL. He was honorably discharged on April 30, 1957. On August 5, 1958, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in New Hampton, he married Edna Mae Babcock. To this union five children were born. The couple lived in North Washington where they owned the Adams Grocery and later leased the North Washington Tap. Boobie also worked for several years at Bob's Farm Supply in North Washington. The couple later moved to New Hampton where Boobie was a security guard at Sara Lee from 1972 until retiring in 1998. In his free time he enjoyed playing cards, scratch tickets, barn dances, watching ‘Days Of Our Lives’, going to Chaff’s and spending time with his children and grandchildren. Survivors include four daughters, Roxanne (Bruce) Gabranski of Webster, WI, Mary “Toots” Adams and Pete Nehls of New Hampton, Sue (Andy) Matthews of Nashua, Michelle (Digger) White of Alta Vista; one son, Bob Adams of Fredericksburg; twelve grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, two step-great-grandchildren; one brother, Pete (Thelma) Adams of Ionia; five sisters, Rosie Kramer, Duffy Collins both of New Hampton, Kathy Whiteman of Elk Run Heights, IA, Phyllis (Bob) Krause of New Hampton and Mary (Bill) Buchholz of Alta Vista. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Edna on July 12, 2004, a son-in-law, Dean Peters, a grandson, Ryan, a great-granddaughter, Remie Peyton; one sister, Rita Rausch; five brothers-in-law, Ralph Whiteman, Walter Collins, James Kramer, Vince Rausch and Tom Babcock.

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  1. Boobie, you will be so dearly missed. We all have so many dear memories of both you and Edna. We sure did laugh alot when we got together. I sure loved it when you and Edna would come into Chicago for the races We always had such a great time. I love you and will have a toast for you on Dec 25. Love Eileen

  2. You’re in our thoughts and prayers. Our parents had a good group of friends. They sure knew how to have fun and have left us with lots of good memories. Brad and Maureen Northrup

  3. Sorry to hear about uncle Boobie he will be missed. May god comfort all of you with the loss of you dad, grandfather, brother, and friend.

  4. Our deepest sympathy to Boobie’s family. We are very sorry for your loss. We have very fond memories of Uncle Boobie and Aunt Edna. Wonder if there is a card game in heaven tonight with Boobie and Edna, Grandma Ag, and Rita. Hope so.

  5. Our sympathy to the Adam’s family. Boobie always had a grin on his face and a twinkle in his eye when we would see him at Chaffs. He usually had a cute joke or story to tell as well. Keep his memories close to your heart. Praying for all of you.

  6. Our deepest sympathy to the family of Grandpa Adams. I just want to share a really great time we had with this family. I was new to the family (I was recently engaged or dating the step-son of Roxanne, Josh). They had asked us to come down to Iowa for Christmas. Grandpa Adams welcomed us into his home and treated us as if we had always been a part of the family. We will never forget him. On our wedding day, he and some of the family drove up from Iowa for our Wedding. I was surprised to see them because it isn’t a quick drive. I cannot say in words how much this family and Grandpa Adams meant to us. We are truly saddened by this news however happy he is ‘upstairs’ playing games and waiting for the rest of us. We will never forget you Grandpa Adams. We love you, The Gabranski Family Amber, Josh, Caleb, Aidan and the animals

  7. Michelle, Digger and family… I am so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. I remember meeting him a couple of times and remember him as being a great guy!! You are all in my thoughts and prayers. xoxo Pat Recker

  8. As you look to the sky, perhaps they are not the stars that you see, but rather openings in Heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know that they are happy. Our sympathy to all of you.

  9. We are sorry to hear of the loss of Boobie. He was always such a silly guy with a big smile. There will be plenty people up there he can joke with. May there be brighter days ahead.

  10. Our deepest sympathy to all the family. May you all find peace knowing he isn’t suffering and he is at peace. Sending prayers to everyone.


  12. Mary – I’m so sorry to hear of your father’s death. I didn’t know him well, but he was always cheerful every time I saw him. My deepest sympathy to you, your brother and your sisters.

  13. So sorry for your lose. Keep the memories close to your heart. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Kim and Al Steinlage

  14. I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. May your dad rest in peace. I am sure he is in a much better place and is being reunited with his loved ones that have gone before him. Our deepest sympathy to all of the family!

  15. Thinking of you all during this difficult time. Your dad was loved by so many! His laugh warmed my heart and seeing that picture in his obituary brings me comfort. I loved him, his smile and his big heart. He will be so very missed – but the memories he leaves us with are priceless in my book. I’m sure Edna, Tom and many others are waiting for him with open arms.

  16. Michelle, and the rest of the Adams Family, you are all in my thoughts and prayers and have my deepest sympathy I am very sorry to hear of the loss of your father, grandfather, great grandfather and a special friend. I didn’t really know him but by the sounds of things he was a great man, just remember you all have a special angel watching over you and the rest of the family.

  17. We will sure miss our Uncle Boobie. We loved that smile and giggle of his! Even when he was ill, he never quit smiling and giggling. Our hearts break, but we smile when we think of all the memories. God Bless! Matthew 5:4 Blessed are those who mourn, For they shall be comforted.

  18. Sorry to hear about Boobies passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family. He is now in heaven with Edna and his suffering is over. Prayers, David and Jeanne Roder.

  19. That Pat Weigel always was a smart woman. She is correct in saying that a lot of good people were waiting for Boobie and are now celebrating the fact that they are together. We will miss Boobie very much, he is and always will be remembered and loved by many! Our thoughts are with all the family so sorry for your loss.

  20. Our sympathy to all of your families. He was a good man now God will watch over him, and he can join edna.You are all in our prayers. God bless….

  21. Our sympathy to the family. We always enjoyed visiting with your father over the years at Sara Lee. Now he will be reunited with your mother for eternity. We pray you can find comfort in knowing his earthly suffering has ceased. God bless! Joe and Sharon

  22. Dear Lord, I hope you are ready for Boobie to join that ‘Gang’ that has been waiting for him. God Bless them all.

  23. Boobie will be missed. It was always nice to see his smiling face when I left work at Sara Lee every morning at 7:30.

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