Steven L. Adams
1953 - 2021

Steven L Adams

August 13, 1953 - April 5, 2021

Steve Adams (Brigadier General, USAF retired) was born August 13, 1953 in Genoa, NE to Lewis and Donna (Newquist) Adams. He had a distinguished military career spanning 30+ years. After retiring from the Nebraska Air National Guard, he was VP of Corporate Services with Lincoln Electric System and owner/operator of Stripe Commander, a parking lot striping business. He enjoyed traveling, but his greatest joy was spending time with his family.

Steve is survived by his wife of 40 years, Barb, son Tim (Cassie), daughter Erin (Shawn Cross), 4 grandchildren; Makenna, Tessa, Hayden and Harper. His sisters Lori (John Stark), Lynn (Ted Hill) and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, mother-in-law, Marilyn Dey and brother-in-law, Scott Dey.

Memorials can be made to The Team Jack Foundation or Capital Humane Society.

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Published by Lincoln Journal Star on Apr. 7, 2021.
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Barbara and Family,

I was shocked to learn of Steve's untimely passing. I remember a talented and mission oriented officer who met and mastered every challenge. I also knew a dedicated family man who was just a delightful person to know. Susan and myself extend to you and your family our deepest sympathy. May peace be with you.

Bruce Schantz, Col, (Ret)
Bruce Schantz
April 17, 2021
Barb and Family, Bill and I were saddened to read of Steve's passing. He was a great boss and having to put up with me only strengthened his character, I'm sure. Best memories: Steve and I were conducting interviews for a Supervisor position. In the middle of a question, the interviewee yelled, "Why are you asking me all of these questions?!" I wanted to laugh so badly that I bit through my ink pen and couldn't continue. But Steve threw a box of kleenex over my way and picked up the interview questions as if nothing had happened. That time Steve called you a name from the television show and I said, "I'm calling Barb to tell her what you said." Steve said, "Go ahead. Here, I'll dial for you." (rotary phone days) I still thought he was bluffing, until you answered and confirmed what he said. Pretty sure I had to buy him a soda pop for losing that bet.
Janice Beard
April 13, 2021
My condolences for the Adams family. Steve was a friend and a person I held in high esteem. He will be missed.
Sid Yardley LPD 301
April 10, 2021
I had the pleasure of working with Steve for a couple of years while he was on the Lincoln Police Department. Steve was an excellent officer. I ran into Steve many times while he served our country in the military. Each time we saw each other we enjoyed visiting and catching up. He will be missed. Bob Ziemer- Retired LPD447
Bob Ziemer
April 10, 2021
My condolences to you and the family, Barb. Steve was a talented man and I regretted that he left LPD before we had an opportunity to work together. I am so sorry for your loss.
Mark Fluitt
April 10, 2021
Please accept our sincerest condolences. Those we love don´t go away; they walk beside us in our hearts and memories.
Lt. Col. Dave and Joni Severson
April 9, 2021
Deepest condolences to your family! Steve and I were in the same academy class @ LPD. During Emergency Vehicle Training Steve asked the instructor if he could drive the course in reverse! With his reactions and reflexes he drove the course in reverse faster than others could forward! Great man!
James & Kay Ashley
April 9, 2021
Elaine and I are so sorry for your loss. Steve will be missed. We will keep you in our thoughts during this difficult time.
Colonel Alan and Mrs. Elaine Malone
April 9, 2021
Linda and are sad for your loss.
Carl and Linda Tesch
April 9, 2021
Sincerest sympathies for your loss. May he rest in peace in the light of Christ.
Keith & Wanda Bowder
April 8, 2021
Barb - Lang and I send our deepest condolences and keep you and your family in our prayers. Eternal rest grant him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him.
Anne Anderson
April 8, 2021
Met Steve in the early 1980s' when he became the 155 SPF /CC. Over the years he was a mentor, friend, confident, and we used each other as sounding boards. As we both proceeded in our military careers we became much closer friends and shared many of personal things. Met Barb, Tim and Erin when they'd come visit the SPF shop. Both kids knew where my candy draw was. Steve and I always found a delight when the candy draw was mentioned over the many years. A true brother in arms and cherished friend that will always be with me.
Matt Swetland
April 8, 2021
We, Mark and Robin, both send our sympathy and love for your loss. We both worked with Steve in the 80´s and 90´s. He was an exceptional military man and dedicated husband and father. He will be missed. We will keep your family in our prayers.
Lt Col and Mrs. Mark Severson
April 8, 2021
Barb, Arlene and I are so sorry for your loss. May Steve's memory be for a blessing. We will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.
Paul Cohen
April 8, 2021
Barb & family, So sorry to hear of Steve's passing. Please know you and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. Deepest Sympathies to you all.
Tanya Woolsey & family
April 8, 2021
Much sympathy to your family in this time of loss. He is gone from you far too soon. God Bless.
Doug Schulz
April 8, 2021
Steve was a wonderful man and my first cousin. Rest in peace and you will remain in our hearts
Shelly Cooper
April 8, 2021
Steve was a great man whom I have much admiration for. From a Lincoln Police Officer, State Trooper, Air Force Pilot, and Base Commander, his achievements were impressive. My sympathies go out to his family.
Dan Hejl
April 8, 2021
I have such fond memories serving with Steve. May God wrap His arms around you all during this time.
Mike Courtney
April 7, 2021
Grew up with Steve in Belgrade. We did everything together when we were young. Stayed at Lew & Donna's and Steve Stayed at our house many nights. Were in Cub Scouts & Boy Scout and had many camping trips. R.I.P. Buddy! You may stand relieved My Brother In Arms! We have the watch.
Mark & Diane Ahlers
April 7, 2021
Barb, Diane and I are deeply saddened on hearing of Steve´s illness and passing. We extend our sympathy at this difficult time.
Carl Lorenzen
April 7, 2021
We pray for all your family. Deepest sympathy
Gary and LeAnn Cooper
April 7, 2021
Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you Barb and your family.
Gary & Cheryl Lee
April 7, 2021
Dear Barb and Family .. it was a privilege serving with Steve .. our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Robert and Tracy Athan
April 7, 2021
Barb, I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. Steve was a mentor for so many in the Air National Guard. I will miss him.
Mark Forster
April 7, 2021
I am so sorry for your loss. May your family surrounded you with much love.
Nancy Vondrasek
April 7, 2021
Sorry for your loss,not to many men like this anymore. Thank you so much for your service so that we may enjoy our freedoms today! God Bless!
Dennis Paul
April 7, 2021