Obit: Adams, Wilbert William “Bill” #2 (1932 - 2017)
Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon
Surnames: Adams, Brown, Stabnow, Struensee, Clark, Genteman, Marg, Versecki, Kuechenmeister, Olson, Ormond, Campbell
----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 3/29/2017
Adams, Wilbert W. “Bill (13 September 1932 – 24 March 2017)
Wilbert William “Bill” Adams, 84, of Greenwood passed away Friday, March 24, 2017, at Three Oaks, in Marshfield.
Wilbert William Adams was born Sept. 13, 1932, in Christie, WI, the son of Elmer C. and Hazel M. (Brown) Adams. He was raised on the family farm and received his education in the Town of Pine Valley, rural Neillsville. As a young man, Bill hauled milk for his father and worked in the harvest fields out west. He was inducted in to the U. S. Army Jan. 23, 1953, and served in Korea until his honorable discharge Dec. 2, 1954.
After Bill returned home from the service, he worked in Marshfield as a carpet/flooring installer. He was united in marriage Aug. 25, 1956, to Ruby A. Stabnow at Grace United Methodist Church in Greenwood. Bill worked at the Farmer’s Store in Greenwood for several years, worked for Bunny Bread, having his own route in Clark County for 10 years, and was a carpet/flooring installer for Greenwood Homes for a few years. In the late 1970s, he started his own business, Greenwood Carpet Service, installing all types of flooring throughout the area until retiring in the late 1990s. Throughout the years, Bill enjoyed hunting, trout fishing, woodworking, playing marbles cards and cribbage and traveling.
He was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church. Bill was very active member of the Greenwood American Legion for more than 50 years, where you could find him cooking at the fish fry’s, pancake suppers and steak feeds, or marching, or driving in local parades. He was also a member of the VFW Post #2241 and Post #6220, and the 40/8 Group #821.
He will be dearly missed by his wife Ruby of Greenwood; three daughters, Carol (Floyd) Struensee of Neillsville, Janice (Robert) Clark of Willard, and Diane (Wayne) Genteman of Greenwood; six grandchildren, Jeff (Heather) Struensee, Phil (Tanya) Struensee, Brian (Monique) Struensee, Lindsey Genteman, Tyler Genteman, and Dakota Clark; five great-grandchildren, Lorlie, Fletcher, Violet, Whitaker, and Cam; four sisters, Rhoena Marg of Granton, Nancy Versecki of Marshfield, Bonnie (Denis) Kuechenmeister of Granton, and Barb Olson of Neillsville; one sister-in-law Lana Adams-Ormond of Neillsville; and nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Larry Adams, and David Adams in infancy; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Carl F., and Lila M. Stabnow; and one brother-in-law, Bill Stabnow.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 30, 2017, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Greenwood. Rev. Brian Campbell will officiate, and burial will follow in the Greenwood City Cemetery. The Greenwood American Legion Post #238 will conduct military rites. Visitation will be held at the church Thursday from 10 a.m. until time of service.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.cuddiefh.com. Cuddie Funeral Home of Greenwood is assisting the family with arrangements.
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