Peter John Adams
September 30, 1940 ~ February 17, 2019
Peter J. Adams, age 78, of Ionia, IA passed away at his home on Sunday, February 17, 2019. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:30 AM on Friday, February 22, 2019 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Ionia, IA with Father Mark Osterhaus celebrating. Burial will be in St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery at Ionia, IA. Visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 PM on Thursday, February 21, 2019 at Ionia Funeral Home in Ionia, IA with a Scriptural Wake Service at 7:00 PM and visitation will continue on Friday morning at the church. Peter John Adams was born on September 30, 1940 to Stephen and Agnes (Roths) Adams on the family farm near Ionia, IA. He attended Immaculate Conception School in North Washington, IA. After his schooling Pete drove truck and worked at filling stations. In 1960 Pete joined the US Army serving his country while stationed in Germany. He then returned home where he farmed the family farm for eight years. During this time Pete was united in marriage to Thelma Siglin on November 18, 1961 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Ionia. He co-owned and operated the Ionia DX Station for 36 years. Pete enjoyed camping, going to the cabin, sunsets, nature, going to his childrens and grandchildrens sports events, and spending time with his family and friends. Pete also enjoyed “tinkering” around the house and garage. He was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church all of his life. Pete is survived by his wife Thelma of Ionia, IA; his children Tammy Merrick of Des Moines, IA, Scott (Mary) Adams of Clear Lake, IA, Theresa (Greg) McDermott of Omaha, NE, Mike (Shelly) Adams of Swisher, IA, Patti (Mike) Reyhons of Waterloo, IA and Paul (Katie) Adams of Cedar Rapids, IA; 14 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; his sisters Phyllis (Bob) Krause of New Hampton, IA, Lorraine Collins of New Hampton, IA and Mary (Bill) Buchholtz of Alta Vista, IA; and numerous nieces and nephews. Pete is preceded in death by his parents Stephen and Agnes Adams; sisters Rita, Rosie, and Kathleen; and brother Steve.