On the evening of June 16, 1980, a beautiful boy came into this world. Adam Lackey made deep and lasting impacts on so many people and sadly departed Aug. 14, 2011, leaving many broken hearts behind.
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Adam grew up in Sturgis, Mich., with his family and a large crew of critters, most notably his $5 mutt named Friskie.
As he grew he became involved in the Sturgis Youth Soccer League, competitive street hockey, wrestling and tennis. His greatest achievement was being the varsity team goalkeeper for the Sturgis soccer team, proving that even a short kid could defy gravity.
He had a love for history and enjoyed the story of the Titanic on a level that could have been obsessive. He saw the movie 13 times and even took his friend's mother.
Adam excelled in academics and had an incredible group of friends which included his "band of brothers" that were so dear to his heart.
He attended college at Michigan State University for three years before moving to Montana's Big Sky Country. He enjoyed all the activities that Montana provided: camping, hiking, mountain biking, floating on the Madison River, and snowboarding. He was also quite a trout slayer. He met his girlfriend, Kim, and his little buddy, Rowan, and fell deeply in love with both of them.
Adam will be remembered for his kind heart, his infectious smile, his love for animals and people, and his big beautiful blue eyes. There are no words that can comfort those who loved him, and his absence will be felt in our hearts forever.
He is now in the arms of those who passed before him, "Old" Joe and Marthé Lackey, grandparents; Wilfred and Harriet Nut, great-grandparents; and David and Ruth Young, great-grandparents.
He is survived by his parents, Tom and Brenda Lackey; his sister, Keri and her husband, Nick Carson; grandparents, Elmer and Betty Young; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
A remembrance service to celebrate Adam's life will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17, at Dahl Funeral Chapel.
Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at www.dahlcares.com.
Dahl Funeral Chapel
300 Highland Boulevard
Bozeman, MT 59715
Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle on Aug. 17, 2011