Edward Adams, age 64, of Stanchfield died February 1, 2014 at home. Funeral services will be held at 10 AM on Friday, February 7th at Calvary Lutheran Church at Rush Point with Rev. Keith Kolzow officiating. A visitation will be held 4 -8 PM on Thursday, February 6th at Strike Funeral Home – Cambridge Chapel and also one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday. Interment will be in Fort Snelling National Cemetery.
Edward Roy Adams was born February 27, 1949 in St. Paul, Minnesota to Wallace and Helen (Blossey) Adams. He was raised in St. Paul and graduated from Central High School in 1968. Ed served his country in the US Marine Corps from 1969-1971. He was blessed to be the father of two children, Shawn and Dawn. Ed enjoyed spending time with family and loved being with his grandchildren. He also loved going to car shows, going camping and on RV trips with his long-time companion, Peggy Zech. Ed was an active member of MSRA for many years.
Ed passed away unexpectedly February 1, 2014 at home at the age of 64 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Wallace and Helen Adams; brother, Bill Schade; and brother-in-law, John Schade.
He is survived by his long-time companion, Peggy Zech of Stanchfield; son, Shawn (Tanya) King of Foxboro, Wisconsin; daughter, Dawn (Leland) Miron of Long Prairie; brother, Wally (Joyce) Adams of Rush City; sister, Marlene Schade of St. Paul; 7 grandchildren, Charis, Lindsay, Thomas, Ben, Jeanne, Katelynn, and Clair; and by other relatives and many friends.
Joe and Sue says
Words can’t even start to express how we were taken with the news of Ed’s sudden passing. Ed was a unequaled gift. Many of my MSRA will be missing that rock that we all gathered around…. Ed was always there. Ed adopted Sue and I a few years ago and we always had the best time. He was always there to help anyone in anyway. Ed had a single wish, that no matter what everyone had a good time. You were only a stranger to him one time. His smiles would light up the room..
Peg I know we all will be there for you as you need.
Ed light it up……..
Dennis Ashlin says
Dear Peg and Family, what a huge loss. Ed was such a social butterfly that knew everyone. He was always so cheerful and so pleasant. He had so many dreams and a lot of irons in the fire. He was always planning and coordinating outings that included many people. Ed’s passing will leave a huge hole in many hearts. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.
Dennis and Andi Ashlin
Ed and Sandy Mingo says
We are so sorry to hear of Ed’s passing. We will always remember the Halloween campouts in Hinckley and the biggest bonfires we have ever seen at the super Fun Run in Brained. He was always smiling and laughing, which made everyone around him happy! Our thoughts and prayers are with you and his family.
Ed and Sandy
Mike and Luanne Tennessen says
I think we are still in shock and don’t want to believe that this is real, You were a very important and loveable person to a lot of people, you were kind and generous and there to help anyone that was in need of it. You were a great organizer and the life of the party. Mike liked to call you the schmoozer. You were taken away from us all too soon. You will be greatly missed. Thank God for memories as a lot of them will be shared around the campfires.
Our sincere condolences to Peg and your family
Luanne and Mike
Brad and Joanie Videen says
Dear Peg, we want you to know how saddend we are about Ed’s sudden passing. Ed was such a giving, fun-loving man. We will always remember him in our hearts. The MSRA won’t be the same without Ed to brighten their events.
Ed always lent a big,helping hand to anyone in need. He set the bar very high in the gracious host department.
Rest in Peace Ed.
Harry Benesch says
I got to know Ed back in the 70s. I had a Texaco station near University and Snelling and Ed was my tow truck guy with his rickety old ford toe rig. He had a way of making just about everthing fun. And we had alot. Sometimes maybe too much. Naaah! I’ll miss ya Ed we’ll have fun together again someday. Harry
Jerry & Joni Schreyer says
Peg, we are so sorry to hear about Ed. We didn’t know him very well, but could tell he was a really great and happy guy. Our thoughts are with you at this sad time.
Jerry & Joni Schreyer says
Peg, we are so sorry to hear about Ed. We didn’t know him very well, but he always seemed liked a fun-loving and happy guy. Our thoughts are with you at this sad time.
Mike Holl says
I got to know Ed at the Texaco station on University ave. back in the 70’s. We spent many years racing at Cedar Lake . We always had a ton of FUN
Thoughts and Prayers to your’e family. Will miss you
Lynn (Siemens) says
Dear Peg and Family,
I worked with Ed at Siemens and he always had a way to bring a smile to your face and make you laugh. He did some off the clock projects for me and was always willing to lend a hand. He will be deeply missed. In your time of sorrow be good to each other and mix some smiles and laughs with the tears remembering his humor! GOD BLESS
JACK COLBURN says
Peg and family,
Myself and countless others are gravely saddened to hear of the sudden passing of our dear friend. The memories will long live on of your smiling face, organizational skills and the countless campground antics that kept us all amused over the years. We’ll keep the fires burning my friend, and I know you will be watching over us with a smile. God bless and rest in peace Ed.
Dale Sohlstrom says
I’m not sure who else was at the first Board meeting I attended, but I know you and Ed were there. Ed was the first friend from the “gallery” that I made. His smile, laugh, and jovial nature drew you in. He was everybody’s buddy. I’ll sure miss him!!
Some things I’ll remember about Ed:
Always smiling and laughing,
He was a true master of the exotic cocktail,
It was a treat to watch Ed mix up the cocktails in his gas powered blender!
He was a master builder of picnic tables.
I know of no other person who has burned more picnic tables than Ed!
The gathering was at Ed and Peggy’s camper for all the camping events.
The neon Corona sign.
Volunteering and always pitching in to lend a hand.
And so much more…
My sympathy to Peggy and Ed’s family.
dawn andrus says
Dear peg and ed
was so sadden to here the lost of ed we really had some great times at the Halloween camp outs.his smile was something special .just want you to know peg.or thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time. R.I P.ED you will never be forgotten.scott and dawn
Gary and Jan Losee says
Dear Peg, we are still in shock at Eds unexpected passing. We send you our sympathy and our prayers. It will never be the same……. Gary and Jan
Micki Reiser says
I was so shocked to hear of Ed’s passing. I will so miss his smile when he would walk in.
He will be missed greatly. He will always be in our hearts. Peggy I am so sorry. God be with you in this time. A friend always.
Renee' & Kory says
Ed – The girls at the Hampton Inn are going to miss your big smile and fun nature! Back to the 50s and MSRA meeting night just won’t be the same without you. Peg – We are so very sorry for your loss. May your love and memories hold him close in your heart as you go through this sad time. Take care, Renee’ and Kory
Al Case says
I knew Ed as a long time patient at our dental office in St. Paul. I always enjoyed talking to Ed during his visits. As has been noted many times above, he always had a smile and brought smiles to our faces, as well. We were shocked and sad to hear of his passing. My prayers and thoughts are with his family.