Donna M. Adams

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Donna Mae Adams, 82, of Garnavillo, died Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, at Guttenberg Care Center.

Visitation will be from 2:00 - 6:00 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 15, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Garnavillo, and one hour before services at the church.

Funeral service will be at Peace Lutheran Church in Clayton, at 11:00 a.m., Monday, Feb. 16, conducted by Rev. Hillary Burns-Kite.

Interment will be at Clayton Cemetery.

Donna was born on May 24, 1932, the daughter of Elmer and Lucille Knapp.

Donna was raised in the McGregor area and received her education from the McGregor Schools. On Jan. 23, 1950, Donna was united in marriage with Stanley John Adams in Council Bluffs. Donna was a wife, loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and an aunt to many nieces and nephews, she spoke fondly of working in her father’s café “The Mallard” in McGregor during her teenage years. She also worked with her husband at “Stan’s Boat Landing” in Clayton for many years. 

Donna was a member of Peace Lutheran Church in Clayton where she was active as a Sunday School teacher and member of Mary and Martha Circle. She was a 4-H leader and enjoyed selling Avon products. She was creative in making jewelry out of river shells, decorating drift wood pieces and painting. Donna also liked to spend time gardening, reading and doing cross stitch embroidery. She enjoyed the company of friends and caregivers at the Guttenberg Care Center where she resided the past years. Her favorite times were spent with friends fishing, time with her husband, children and grandchildren.

Those left to cherish her memory are her four children, Diane (Harry) Erickson of Elkader, Sandra (Henry F.) Berns of Garnavillo, Gary (Trudie) Adams of Prairie du Chien, Wis. and Randall (Rebecca) Adams of Garnavillo; ten grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; one sister, Bette McNamara of Milton, Wis., and many nieces, nephews, in-laws and friends. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; three nephews, Gregory Adams, Mark and James McNamara.

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