Obit: Adams, Wilbert W. "Bill" (1932 – 2017)


Surnames: Adams, Campbell, Brown, Stabnow, Struensee, Clark, Genteman, Marg, Versecki, Kuechenmeister, Olson, Ormond

Source: Tribune/Record/Gleaner (Abbotsford, WI) - 29 Mar 2017

Adams, Wilbert W. "Bill" (13 SEP 1932 – 24 MAR 2017)

Wilbert W. “Bill” Adams, 84, Greenwood, passed away on Friday, March 24, 2017, at Three Oaks in Marshfield. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., on Thursday, March 30, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Greenwood. Rev. Brian Campbell will officiate. Burial will follow in the Greenwood City Cemetery. Military rites will be conducted by the Greenwood American Legion Post #238. Visitation will be held at the church, on Thursday, from 10 a.m. until time of service.

Wilbert William Adams was born on Sept. 13, 1932, in Christie, the son of Elmer C. and Hazel M. (nee 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 into the U.S. Army on Jan. 23, 1953, and served in Korea until his honorable discharge on Dec. 2, 1954. After Bill returned home from the service, he worked in Marshfield as a carpet/flooring installer. He was united in marriage on Aug. 25, 1956, to Ruby A. Stabnow at Grace United Methodist Church in Greenwood. They lived in Marshfield for a short time and then moved back to 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 a very active member of the Greenwood American Legion for more than 50 years, where you could find him cooking at the fish fries, pancake suppers, and steak feeds, or marching and 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 and mother-in-law: Carl F. and Lila M. Stabnow; and one brother-in-law, Bill Stabnow.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Cuddie Funeral Home, Greenwood, is assisting the family with arrangements.



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