WO1 Robert F Adams was a VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 11/10/2002 at the age of 56.6 from Motorcycle accident
Watertown, WI
Flight Classes 66-5W and 66-5
Date of Birth 04/23/1946
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with 281 AVN in 66, 129 AVN in 66, 120 AVN in 67
Call sign in Vietnam DEAN
This information was provided by Barry Geller, Gary L. Stagman

More detail on this person: LA CRESCENT, Minn. - Robert F. Adams Jr., 56, of La Crescent, died Sunday, Nov. 10, 2002, at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center.

He was born in Lancaster, Wis., on April 23, 1946, to Robert F. and Constance M. (Clinch) Adams Sr. He married Betty Boll on June 17, 1967, in Cassville, Wis. Bob and Betty recently celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary with a trip to Hawaii.

Bob was a 1964 graduate of Cassville High School. Upon graduation, he worked for a plastics company in Watertown, Wis., for a short time, then enlisted in the U.S. Army. He served for four years, which included a one-year tour in Vietnam, where he served as a warrant officer and a helicopter pilot. Bob also served in the Army National Guard for an additional 10 years.

After his service, Bob was employed as the school coordinator for the Hogan Spring Glen Community School in Jacksonville, Fla., for 14 years. In 1982, he and his family moved to La Crescent, where he has served as the principal of Crucifixion School ever since.

Bob was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 5115 and the Gittens-Leidel American Legion Post 595, both of La Crescent. In his free time, Bob enjoyed riding his motorcycle with his cycle club, which met Saturday mornings at the Onalaska Hardee's before going out for their ride. As a licensed pilot, he enjoyed flying airplanes. He also flew model airplanes and had several other remote control "toys." Bob also collected model cars and John Deere tractors, and enjoyed traveling, dining out and spending time with his family.

Bob is survived by his wife, Betty; one daughter, Ann (Erick) Schoenberger of Watertown, Wis.; one son Bob L. Adams of Fitchburg, Wis.; his mother, Constance Adams of Stoughton, Wis.; two sisters, Janice Koehler of Edgerton, Wis., and Deborah (Steve) Delk of Oregon, Wis.; five brothers, Michael (Nancy) Adams of Lehigh Acres, N. Fla., Allan (Kim) Adams of Stoughton, Rodney (Sally) Adams of Edgerton, Dennis Adams of Edgerton and Tony (Brenda) Adams of Stoughton Wis.; a sister-in-law, Dorothy (John) Nodorft-U'Ren of Hokah, Minn.; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father; two sisters, Diane Adams and Lynette U'Ren; and two brothers, David Adams and Andrew Adams.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, Nov. 18, at 10 a.m., at the Church of the Crucifixion in La Crescent. Msgr. Donald W. Grubisch will officiate. Burial, with military honors by American Legion Post 595, will take place in Pine Creek Cemetery, rural La Crescent. Friends may call at the church Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m., where a rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m., and again Monday from 9 a.m. until the time of services. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Crucifixion School or to the Crucifixion Tuition Relief Fund. The Schumacher-Kish Funeral Home of La Crescent is assisting with arrangements.

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