Donald E. Adams

September 26, 1943 - November 19, 2014
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Caledonia, IL

Donald E. Adams, 71, of Caledonia, IL passed away peacefully, Wednesday evening, November 19, 2014 in Swedish American Hospital after a short illness.  Donald was born September 26, 1943 in Beloit, Wisconsin the son of George W. and Pauline (Dolphin) Adams.  He married Joan Marie Austin on October 3, 1964 in Poplar Grove, IL; she preceded him in death on January 25, 2007.  Over the years, Donald worked for Barber-Colman for 23 years where he was a foreman; he then worked an additional 19 years for Dean Foods before his retirement.  Donald was a veteran of the US Army, serving in Germany during the Viet-Nam era.  He was a member of the Poplar Grove United Methodist Church, Capron Grange and a former member of the Moose Lodge in Harvard.  Donald was an avid collector of hats, guns and collecting photos of his friends.  He enjoyed trap shooting and target shooting, farming, camping and fishing with his daughter and granddaughters.  Donald enjoyed tinkering in the basement as well as collecting John Wayne memorabilia.  He was also a member of the Monroe Prairie ATV Club and enjoyed riding ATV’s.

Donald is loved and will be missed by his children, Daniel (Sandra) Adams of Caledonia, Paulette (Fiancé Brian Polin)  Mendoza of Belvidere; grandchildren, Monica and Alexis Mendoza, Matthew, Tyler, Ashley and Jasmine Polin; brother, Floyd (Mary) Adams of Murfreesboro, TN; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; significant other, Julie Kleive of Capron.  Donald is preceded in death by his parents and wife, Joan.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, November 25, 2014 in Poplar Grove United Methodist Church, 105 E. Grove St., Poplar Grove, IL with Rev. Christopher Druce Jones officiating.  Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services at Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Chapel, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave., Belvidere, IL and from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Tuesday at the church.  Cremation to follow the services.  Memorials can be given in care of the National Rifle Association, American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association in Donald’s memory.  To light a candle or to share a memory, please visit www.AndersonFCS.com

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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Monday, November 24, 2014

Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Pending with Anderson Funeral and cremation Services: Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Chapel

Address:

218 W. Hurlbut, Belvidere, IL, 61008

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Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services at Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Chapel, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave., Belvidere, IL


Date: Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Poplar Grove United Methodist Church

Address:

105 E. Grove Street, Poplar Grove, IL, 61065

10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Tuesday at the church.


Service Information

Date: Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Time: 11:00 am -

Poplar Grove United Methodist Church

Address:

105 E. Grove Street, Poplar Grove, IL, 61065

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, November 25, 2014 in Poplar Grove United Methodist Church, 105 E. Grove St., Poplar Grove, IL with Rev. Christopher Druce Jones officiating.


Memorial Information

Memorials can be given in care of the National Rifle Association, American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association in Donald’s memory.


 

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Born: September 26, 1943
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Kathy and Quint Albrecht posted on 11/21/14

Thoughts and prayers for the Adams family.

 

Ang Daniels posted on 11/21/14

Dan, Sandy and family So sorry for your loss. Don always had a smile on his face, we will miss that. My prayers and thought are with all of you.

 

David and Judith Noe posted on 11/21/14

It's hard saying farewell, Don, I'm going to miss you . Your friendship was always cherished .

 

Allan Johnson posted on 11/22/14

Many memory's of sitting and talking with Don and Joan, Don coming over to my shop to sit and talk. I am sure Dan can remember one day Don was not happy with me at all, but in the end it mad us better friends. God Bless the family and Special friend, Julie.

 

Allan And Bette posted on 11/22/14

Sorry for your loss. God Bless all the family.

 

Beverly Armstrong Emery posted on 11/22/14

So sorry for your loss. Will always remember Don and his brother as neigbors. We used to ride horses together. Many great memories. My best wishes to the whole Adams Family

 

Peggy Pierce posted on 11/24/14

So sorry for your loss. As a member of the Capron Grange it has been a blessing to have met Don. He always came as a fun loving guy. He will truely be missed. Thoughts and prayers go out to all his family, friends, and anyone who knew him. May God be With You.

 

Deanna Larson posted on 11/25/14

So sad for your great loss of your beloved Don. He brought so much happiness, joy, and laughter. Prayers and comfort to you.

 

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