Elmer Theodore Adrian of Naperville A memorial service will be held for Elmer Theodore Adrian, 93, at 10:30 a.m. today, at Union Park Methodist Church, 2305 East 12th St., Des Moines, Iowa. Born June 10, 1908, in Harris, Iowa, he died Monday, May 20, 2002, at Edward Hospital in Naperville. Interment will be private. Mr. Adrian had just recently moved to Naperville where he was a resident of Independence Village. He lived most of his life in Des Moines, Iowa. Elmer was a 1925 graduate of East High School. He was a very active member of the Union Park Methodist Church and enjoyed writing, having recently published the novel "Thorson's Bay" in June 2000. His poetry had been published in the Lyrical Iowa every year for the past 25 years. He also had poetry in "Tasteberries for Teens". Elmer was a member of the Alpha Chapter of the Iowa Poetry Society for many years. Mr. Adrian was a former jeweler and had owned and operated Adrian Diamond Shop prior to his retirement in 1975. He was a World War II Army veteran and was stationed at Camp Sibert in Alabama. He is survived by his sons, Richard (Barbara) Adrian of Freemantle, Western Australia and J. Mark (Sally) Adrian of Naperville; grandchildren, Kristin Adrian of Floreat Park, Western Australia, Julie Adrian of Wembley Downs, Western Australia, Catherine Adrian of Indianapolis, Ind., and Dan Adrian of Naperville; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, August Theodore and Catherine (nee Thodt) Adrian; and his wife, Dorothy L. (nee Wright) Adrian. Memorials may be made to the Union Park Methodist Church, 2305 East 12th St., Des Moines, Iowa, 50362. Local arrangements were made by Beidelman-Kunsch Funeral Home, Naperville. Friends may visit www.dailyherald.com/obits to express condolences and sign the guest book. For more funeral information, (630)355-0264.