Benjamin G. "Ben" Adams

Benjamin G. "Ben" Adams of Naperville Visitation for Benjamin G. "Ben" Adams, 55, formerly of Tama, Iowa, will be from 1 p.m. until the time of funeral services at 5 p.m. today, at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home, 44 S. Mill St., Naperville with the Rev. Phil Sheets officiating. Family and friends will meet at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, at Woodlawn Cemetery, Toledo, Iowa, for graveside services. Born July 7, 1949, in Marshalltown, Iowa, he died Thursday, June 2, 2005, at Edward Hospital, Naperville. Ben grew up in Tama, served in the Army during the Vietnam war and received his undergraduate degree in finance and an M.B.A. from the University of Iowa, Iowa City. Ben worked for many years in the financial advising field, most recently with Geometry Group, New York City, N.Y. He was an avid golfer and was proud of playing many courses in the United States and Ireland. He also enjoyed crossword puzzles. He is survived by his wife, Janet L. Adams (nee Patch) of Naperville, whom he married Aug. 17, 1973; two children, Jason (Sara) Adams and Michelle Adams, both of Naperville; his parents, Thomas and Shirley Adams of Tama; seven siblings, John (Pam) Adams of Toledo, Iowa, Paul (Carole) Adams of Ankeny, Iowa, Bryan (Brenda) Adams of Tama, Penny (Scott) Field of Boca Raton, Fla., Trisha Adams of State Center, Iowa, Susan Adams of Tama, and Annette Adams of Ankeny, Iowa; and numerous nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Ben Adams Golf Scholarship at Florida Gulf Coast University, c/o Ron Howell, 5711 Harborage Dr., Fort Myers, FL 33908, (239) 437-2472 or e-mail For information, 630-355-0213.

Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald on June 5, 2005