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Roy Adams

STERLING – Roy D. Adams, 70, of Sterling, died Dec. 24, 2009, after more than a 1 ½-year battle with pancreatic cancer.

Roy was born Aug. 11, 1939, in Buda, the son of Frank E. and Johanna Marie (Doescher) Adams.  He married Linda G. Matthews on Nov. 5 1960, in Rock Falls.

Roy was a man of many talents. He was born on a farm, and went into farming in his early years in Morrison. Roy then tried factory work for a few years. His best talents were in carpentry, where he was a union carpenter with Local 790 for 11 years, until tough economical times like today, forced him to go back to factory work at RB&W, until his retirement in 2000. 

He enjoyed camping, fishing, auctions, fixing things, and spending time with family and friends “at the river.” He was known to many as “Uncle Punk.”

Survivors include his wife, Linda; one daughter, Gayle (John) Farny; two sons, Michael (Amy) Adams of Sterling and Tom (Tracy) Adams of Rock Falls; eight grandchildren, Stefanie, Suzanna, and Jeffrey Farny, and Joshua, James, and Devon Adams, all of Sterling, and Josie and Jessa Adams of Rock Falls; one great-grandchild, Alexis Stewart of Sterling; one sister, Lois (Clayton) Lindgren of Minnesota; two brothers, Clyde Adams of Norwalk, Calif., and Harold Adams of Dixon; and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death were his parents; five brothers, George, Earl, Harry, Don “Butch,” and Lyle; and five sisters, Dorothy, Mary, Helen, Ruth, and Carol “Sue.”

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Schilling Funeral Home, Sterling, with Dalmus Meeks of Harvest Time Bible Church officiating. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery, Sterling.  Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

A memorial has been established.

Visit www.schillingfuneralhome.com on the Internet. 

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