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ADAMS, Max Clayton 1928-1997

ADAMS, ACKLEY, SHULTZ, CLAPP, NORTH

Posted By: County Coordinator
Date: 5/10/2011 at 17:37:12

Clayton Adams

MARBLE ROCK, IOWA -- Memorial services for Max Clayton Adams, 69, of Friendship Acres, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Rosemary Rohde-Frank officiating. Interment of cremains will be in Westside Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 9 p.m. today at Reid's Funeral Chapel, with a public Scripture service at 7:30 p.m.

Max Clayton Adams was born January 25, 1928, in Marble Rock, a son of Gerald Edwin and Ena Louise (Ackley) Adams, and died Saturday evening (June 28, 1997) at his home in Marble Rock following a lengthy battle with cancer.

He received his education in the Marble Rock Public Schools graduating in 1945 and attended Iowa State University where he studied Civil Engineering. He was then engaged in the Merchant Marines - Army Transport Company, in New York.

On Feb. 27, 1947, he enlisted in the United States Army where he served as company clerk for the 114th Signal Service Company in Germany. He was discharged on June 29, 1948. He re-enlisted on Jan. 27, 1949, serving with the Headquarter Company of the 937th Combat Engineering Group serving in Korea during that conflict.

Following his discharge, on Aug. 4, 1952, he was united in marriage to Lois W. Shultz. To this union were born four children: Debra, Amber, Reid and Darla.

Max received his Journeyman Electricians Card and worked for various companies in electrical construction.

In 1960, he and his family returned to Marble Rock and two years later, he began working for the Oliver Tractor Works, later White Farm Equipment until his retirement in 1990.

He served on the U.A.W. Executive Board, trustee, skill trades chairman and served on the Bargaining and Grievance Committee.

For 23 years, Max lived in Rockford. He was united in marriage to Marlys (Clapp) North in November of 1972. To this union, was born one daughter, Emily Adams. Marlys died Aug. 25, 1984. In 1994, Max returned to Marble Rock making his home at Friendship Acres.

Max was an avid reader of historical and fiction books and enjoyed going fishing. He was a life member of the V.F.W. in Charles City and the American Legion in Marble Rock.

Living family members include four daughters and their spouses, Debra and Otto Warren of Augusta, Kan.; Amber and Randy Bushbaum of Rockwell; Darla and Philip Parker of Rockford, and Emily Adams of Charles City; one son, Reid and his wife, Jackie Adams of Marble Rock; four stepchildren, Ricky North of Arkansas; Lisa Powell of Washington; Andrea Moore of Rudd, and Robin Fischer of Rockford; 13 grandchildren; eight stepgrandchildren; four sisters and their spouses, Shirley Sellon of Mason City; Faith and Louis Flaschenreim of Belle Plaine, Minn.; Ruth and Don Newton of Apache Junction, Ariz., and Judi and Darryl Rabideau of Scottsdale, Ariz.; four brothers and their spouses, Owen and Florence Adams of Bishopville, S.C.; Lee and Eva Adams of Union, Mo.; Larry and Mary Lou Adams of El Cajon, Calif., and Dr. Jerry and Julie Adams of San Diego, Calif.

He was preceded in death by his second wife, parents and one brother, Dean Adams, who died in infancy.

Those planning an expression of sympathy may direct memorials to the Max Adams Memorial Fund in care of the family.


 

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