Kelton D. “Dean” Adams, age 84, of New Germany, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, at St. Mary’s Care Center in Winsted.
He was born Jan. 29, 1934, in Broken Bow, OK, the son of Joel and Nova (Overstreet) Adams.
When Kelton was in his early 20s, he moved to Minneapolis.
He was united in marriage with Marcella M. Moss April 14, 1956, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Isle. This union of nearly 62 years was blessed with four children; Joel, Paul, Joy, and Angela.
The Adams family moved to New Germany in 1965.
Kelton was employed as a lithographic pressman for Nordic Press in New Hope until his retirement in 1996. After retiring, Kelton and Marcie operated an antique store for many years. Kelton had also raised, and enjoyed showing quarter horses, an activity he loved sharing with his children.
Having a strong faith in his Lord, Kelton would volunteer for his church whenever needed. He had served on both the church council and school board of St. Mark Lutheran Church.
A dedicated husband and father, Kelton will be remembered for his loving, dependable, and honest personality.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joel and Nova Adams; grandsons Elijah Paul Adams and Levi Adams; daughters-in-law Anne Adams and Kelly Adams; son-in-law James Hoese; step-fathers Virgil Whitten and Clarence Linneman; and sister-in-law Shirley Moss.
Kelton is survived by his loving family: wife Marcella Adams of New Germany; children Joel A. Adams of Arcadia, MI, Paul Adams of River Falls, WI, Joy Adams of New Germany, and Angela (Jon) Roufs of Otto, WY; grandchildren Mercy, Max, Amber, Stephanie, Kevin, Abby, Amanda, Tim and Benjamin; 16 great-grandchildren; step-sister Judy Klapak; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Everett and Evie Moss, and Gordon and Ramona Moss; nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.
A memorial service took place Tuesday, March 6 at 11 a.m. at St. Mark Lutheran Church in New Germany, with Rev. LeRoy LaPlant officiating. There was a gathering of family and friends one hour prior to the service at the church.
Arrangements were with the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia; www.johnsonfh.com.