DeKALB – Robert L. "Bill" Adams, 85, of DeKalb, Ill., died Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at Kishwaukee Hospital, DeKalb.
Born June 15, 1928, in Volga City, Iowa, the son of Walter Franklin and Viola Elizabeth (Carpenter) Adams, Bill was a veteran
of the U.S. Army
, having served during the Korean Conflict
for two years.
He worked for Union Electric 19 years as a machinist, and then for Barber-Greene Co. in DeKalb for 25 years, retiring in 1990.
Bill was very active in the American Legion for 48 years and was a member of the Legion Honor Guard for 30 years. He also was a lifetime member of DeKalb Moose and Knights of Columbus clubs and VFW
For years every day, Bill left his home at 4 p.m. to see friends at the Moose Club and American Legion Post 66, with his final daily stop at Twin Tap.
He is survived by several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and -nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Walter, Donald and Harvey; sisters, Hazel and Daisy; nephew, Terry; sister-in-law, Dorothy; and his long-time companion, Helen Goff.
The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 5, at Anderson Funeral Home, DeKalb, with the Rev. Robert Vaughn of Malta Congregational Church officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Park Cemetery, DeKalb, with full military honors by American Legion, AmVets and VFW. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 4, at Anderson Funeral Home, DeKalb.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Robert L. "Bill" Adams Memorial Fund, sent in care of Anderson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 605, 2011 S. Fourth St., DeKalb, IL 60115.
For information, visit www.AndersonFuneralHomeLtd.com
or call 815-756-1022.