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Obituary: David G. Adams

March 03, 1939 – April 28, 2021

information provided by Schroeder-Lauer Funeral Home

Obituary: David G. Adams

David G. Adams, age 82 of Lansing, IL, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, April 28, 2021.

David was born in the Roseland neighborhood of Chicago, IL, in 1939. He graduated from Chicago Vocational School in 1957. David was employed at Calumet Screw Machine Products from 1959 to 1999, beginning as a laborer and retiring as vice president. David married his high school sweetheart, Karen, in 1960 and they moved to Lansing in 1964.

David loved spending time with his family. He enjoyed golf, yoga, and woodworking. He was an avid runner — starting at age 56 — and ran 8 marathons. He enjoyed bowling with the Friday group at Lan Oak Lanes. Dave also played handball, then racquetball, every week well into his 70s, teaching his sons and grandsons the subtleties of the game.

David was very committed to his work at the Lansing Community Food Pantry. He loved the Lord and was an active member of Cornerstone Church and Bible Study Fellowship. He had a big heart and always gave people the benefit of the doubt. David was quite simply a decent man. Honest, patient, generous, kind, a loving family man, hard-working, dependable, and polite.

He is survived by his wife of over 60 years, Karen (nee Mattson), his son Michael (Noel) Adams of Santa Paula, CA, his daughter Katherine (Roger) Zigterman of Highland, IN, his son Robert (Nancy) Adams of Homewood, IL, and his son David J. (Jennifer) Adams of Charleston, SC. Grandchildren Brian (Andrea) Adams, Joseph Adams, Alexander Adams, Kevin (Ali) Adams, Matthew Adams, Isaac Adams, Jasmine Adams, and Joshua Adams. Soon to be great grandfather of Anna. Siblings Judith (Raymond) DeVries and Charlotte (Melvin) Zegers. Sister-in-law Diane (Leonard) Sosnoski. Brother-in-law William (Leticia) Mattson. Many nieces, nephews, and lifelong friends. He was preceded in death by his parents George and Lola Adams and siblings James (Rita) Adams, Steven (Ann), first wife Geraldine Adams, and Janis (late Donald) Benedict.

Funeral services for David will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 15, 2021, at Cornerstone Church, 3440 178th St, Lansing, IL, with Pastor Michael Eberly officiating. Friends may visit with the family from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service. Schroeder-Lauer Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.

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Family owned and operated since 1941, Schroeder-Lauer Funeral Home is conveniently located in downtown Lansing, Illinois, and serves the surrounding communities of Munster, Calumet City, and Lynwood. Traditional facilities offer dignified arrangement options for family privacy and reception.