Ivan L. Adams
1935 - 2020
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Ivan L. Adams

Born: June 28, 1935; in Dixon, IL

Died: May 18, 2020; in DeKalb, IL

Ivan L. Adams, 84, of DeKalb Illinois, passed away May 18, 2020 at DeKalb County Rehab and Nursing Center.

He was born June 28, 1935 in Dixon, IL, the son of Frank and Florence (Gates) Adams. He married Sherry Lee Henderson on November 27, 1965 and were married 17 years.

During Ivan's life he had worked for Eller & Willey, DeKalb Block Company, Private insurance Agent, Walmart, Montgomery Ward, Owned Adams TV & Appliance, Seymour Industries, and the Rochelle Foods Security Company.

He was also Secretary of the Bowling Association for many years. He was a very avid bowler. In his younger years he was part of the track team, played basketball, was a 4-H member as well as a member of Rural Youth. He also loved square dancing and actually had square danced with a group on Channel 13 TV and on stage at the Illinois State Fair.

He is survived by his children, Michael Adams, Rochelle, IL, Becky Petersen and husband Tony, DeKalb, IL, Kathy Edson and husband, Roger, Ashton, IL, Steve Adams and wife Kim, Rockford, IL. Survivors also include nine grandchildren: Jeremy (Angela) Adams, Jessica ( Scott)Cole, Anthony Petersen, Jason (Angela) Pfeiffer, Jeff (Laura) Pfeiffer, Jill (Brett Simpson )Pfeiffer, Jamie (Don) Ruth, Devan Adams, Brady Adams as well as fifteen great-grandchildren. His sister, Verna Slain, and his brother, George Adams, survives Ivan as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Ivan was preceded in death by his Wife, Sherry Adams, his parents, his brother-in-law, Darwin Slain and one sister, Helene Rinard.

A memorial visitation will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Ivan L. Adams Memorial Fund, addressed to the Adams Family in care of Anderson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 605, 2011 South Fourth Street, DeKalb, IL 60115.

For information, visit www.AndersonFuneralHomeLtd.com or call 815-756-1022.


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Published in The MidWeek News from May 21 to May 22, 2020.
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May 24, 2020
I took care of Ivan for a few months at the nursing home. He was a sweet guy. I loved to just sit and joke with him. I will miss him very much. My condolences to the family.
Jessica Miller
Friend
May 24, 2020
Kathy, I didn't know until I read your Dad's death notice in the Chronicle, that I knew him. I recognized his name. He must have bowled on a team that my dad also bowled on. Such a small world. Again, so sorry to hear about your loss. Prayers to you and your family.
Jo Ann Ward
May 24, 2020
The little time I knew Ivan from dcnrc I enjoyed. I loved to see his smile and joke with him. He will forever be missed. My condolences to the family.
Jessica Miller
Friend
May 24, 2020
The little time I knew Ivan from dcnrc I enjoyed. I loved to see his smile and joke with him. He will forever be missed. My condolences to the family.
Jessica Miller
Friend
May 24, 2020
The little time I knew Ivan from dcnrc I enjoyed. I loved to see his smile and joke with him. He will forever be missed.
Jessica Miller
Friend
May 20, 2020
Kathy and family: My deepest sympathy on the loss of your father. I know it is a difficult time, but as the days and weeks pass, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends. He will be missed.
Nancy Adams
Family
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