Alonzo Adams
1925 - 2020
Brown-Wynne Funeral Home
300 Saint Mary's Street
Raleigh, NC
Alonzo Adams
March 15, 1925 - November 28, 2020
Raleigh, North Carolina - Alonzo T. Adams II, 95, Died November 28, from complications of COVID-19, at Rex Hospital.
He was born March 15, 1925 in Davenport Iowa, the son of Alonzo and Florence. After graduation from High School in Davenport, IA, Lon served in the 82nd Airborne Division, seeing combat in Holland and Belgium, before being injured in the Battle of the Bulge in 1945. After returning to the states, and a long recuperation, Lon attended and graduated from St. Ambrose College in Davenport, and later earned his Masters Degree in Microbiology from Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. Lon was married to Berdine Heerts, and had a daughter Eleanor, and a son Eric. Lon worked many years for Goodmark Foods and retired as Principal Scientist.
He is survived by his daughter Eleanor; son Eric; grandchildren Emma, Andrew and Kelley Ann. In addition to his parents, he was preceded by his wife Berdine; and brothers Jack and Arthur.
A private family graveside will be held on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at Oakwood Cemetery.
Arrangements by Brown-Wynne, 300 Saint Mary's Street, Raleigh.

Published by The News & Observer on Dec. 2, 2020.
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Dear Family, I just saw a piece on Sunday Morning on Alonzo. My father passed about about 10 yrs ago. He was also in the Battle of the Bulge. I feel a kinship with those family members. I wish I could have spoken to him while he was alive. Such an honor WWII Vets!
Jerri Gipson
December 13, 2020
May your memories keep Lon close to your heart. We were Birnamwood neighbors for 40+ years. God bless.
Nita Murray
December 3, 2020
My sincere condolences to Lon's family. I also worked at GoodMark Foods for many years and remember Lon from his visits to our Raleigh office.
Kay Green
December 2, 2020
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