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William Adams

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William J. “Bill” Adams, age 74 of New Hampton died Monday, April 13, 2009, at his home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 17, 2009, at Holy Family Parish-St. Joseph Center, New Hampton with Msgr. Carl Schmitt celebrating the Mass. The pall will be placed on the casket by his three daughters and three grandchildren. Entombment will take place at Mt. Olivet Mausoleum, Waterloo with Perry Laures, Lee Baethke, Jack Seelhammer, Danny Kerr, Cary Carney and Rick Seelhammer as pallbearers. Friends may call 3:00 - 8:00 Thursday, April 16, 2009, at Hugeback & Chenoweth Funeral Home, New Hampton where there will be a 4:00 p.m. Rosary and a 5:30 p.m. Scripture Service. Visitation continues an hour prior to the service at the church on Friday. William J. “Bill” Adams was born November 6, 1935, in New Hampton, IA, the son of Harold and Arlene (Roths) Adams. He received his education at St. Mary’s School in North Washington and graduated in the class of 1953. On December 29, 1956, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in North Washington, he married Ella Mae Zubrod. To this union three daughters were born. Shortly after graduation he began working for the Chickasaw County Secondary Roads Department where he remained for 42 years. During his retirement, Bill worked for the New Hampton Park and Rec. every summer until his death. He enjoyed playing cards, wood-working, golfing and time he could spend with his grandchildren and their activities. Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Ella Mae; three daughters, Deb (Roger) Mohring, Cindy (Rob) Kotz all of New Hampton and Wendy (Steve) Vander Ecken of Knoxville, IA; his mother, Helen Adams of New Hampton; three grandchildren, Luke Kotz, Lindsey Kotz and Nicole Mohring; five sisters, Harriet CaPaul of New Hampton, Jean (Vern) Laures of New Hampton, Joan (Dave) Jacobsen of Fredericksburg, Patricia Wilcox of Oxford, IA and Diane (Dave) Baethke of Elma, IA. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Margaret Adams in infancy.

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  1. I am sorry to hear of your loss. It is so hard to lose a parent, but you don’t want them to suffer anymore. I remember all the good times many, many years ago. God bless.

  2. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I know you have many wonderful memories to provide you strength during these tough times.

  3. I’m so sorry for your loss! He will be missed by many. Keep the good memories and share your stories with family and friends, we’re here for you. Wish I could be there, in person, for you, Wendy, but I have you and your family in my thoughts and prayers! May god bless you and your family!

  4. Ella Mae,Deb(Roger)Mohring,Cindy(Rob)Kotz,Wendy(Steve)Vander Ecken,3 Grandchildren,Bill’s Mother,5 Sisters,all you love ones,&ect… Bill was Wonderfull preson. Bill always have an very special smile,Bill was realy very special person he was the best.Bill well live in each of us for ever.God called Bill to come to heaven with him. So Bill is with God Watching over ever one of us for ever! We wish you all are Deepist Sympathy! Are prays,thoughts,treasure,& Memories are with you all! Bill well be in your hearths for ever no one can ever take away from you Bill well live in each one of you all for ever.Your family has us beside you all the time is very wonderfull You all have so much to share with each other Only very special times you can tell each other the wonderfull treasures in your life! If there any kind of help we can do to help you all though this sorrew time. God bless Bill,&God Watch Over Bill ! May God Bless You all,& May God Watch Over You all!

  5. I am so very sorry, Ella Mae. Bill was so great. He was so easy and fun to talk to. We wish we could be there.

  6. Words are never enough at these times. Death doesn’t erase memories-cherish and share them-laugh and cry together. My Memories of Bill and you guys are of living back door to you when we were kids. Seems like yesterday. Take care of your mom.

  7. Dear Ella Mai, Deb, Cindy,Wendy, and family members, I’m so sorry to here of your loss. Bill was a fine man, as I have remembered him and you guys living in our back yard, (Those were the good ol’ days), and seeing him enjoy riding the mower at the park. He would always wave or say ‘Hi’ whenever we met. Him and my dad are neighbors again, looking over us and probably discussing family things together in heaven. The neat thing is, is we’ll all be together again someday! I for one, will miss Bill. God Bless.

  8. To Ella Mae, Cindy & Rob, Deb & Roger, Wendy & Steve, Luke, Lindsey and Nicole: My deepest sympathy. Romans 15:13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. I want you to know I am thinking of all of you and praying that God’s presence surrounds you in a special and comforting way. Love, Sue

  9. Deb, Cindy, Wendy & Ella Mae —- So sorry to hear of Bill’s death. Even though it may be tough now, know that he is in a better place and without pain. Keep the memories alive and lean on each other! God bless you all through this tough time! With our deepest sympathy — Dave, Cindi, & family

  10. Ella Mae and family, Joan and Dave, and all of Bills family. Although I didn’t know Bill, I know some members of his family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. God bless. Nancy

  11. My sincere sympathy at this time. Looking back, I have lots of great memories of times spent with your family. May your memories bring you healing. Sincerely, Julie

  12. I didn’t know Bill but I know he was greatly loved by his family by how much Wendy talked about him. My prayers are with you all.

  13. Ella Mae and family, Each of you has our deepest sympathy for your loss. Words are never adequate at these times-just know your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Death doesn’t erase memories-cherish and share them-laugh and cry together and remember: ‘When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure.’ May God bless you and your families and may your memories of Bill stay in your hearts forever. Bob and Cyndy Weiglein

  14. Just wanted to let you know I am praying for you all to help you get thru this terrible time. Bill was such a special person always so nice to everyone, he will be greatly missed.

  15. Our deepest sympathies go out to your whole family. Bill will always be remembered as a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and friend. He was such an important part of all your lives. We are thinking of you all and praying for you. God Bless.

  16. Ella Mae and family, You have our deepest sympathy for the loss of your husband, father, and grandfather. Bill fought a valiant fight and can now enjoy eternal rest in peace. He was such a remarkable man who was dedicated to his family. He will be sadly missed. May God grant you strength to endure the grief and comfort and peace in your hearts. God bless you all! Joe and Sharon Haskovec

  17. Our deepest sympathy to you all. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Everytime I wrap up in my ‘jean’ quilt I will think of Bill sitting and helping rip all of those jeans. Love to you all.

  18. Our deepest sympathy goes out to all of you at this difficult time. No words can help ease your pain right now, but know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. We will always remember Bill as a caring, thoughtful person. Hold all the fond memories you have of him close to your heart. Our love to all of you.

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