Donald M. Adams – Independence

Donald M. Adams, 91, of Independence, Iowa died Monday, November 24, 2014 at the Buchanan County Health Center in Independence, Iowa.

Don was born on July 31, 1923 in Quasqueton, Iowa the son of Marshall E. and Grace M. (House) Adams. He was a 1941 graduate of the Quasqueton Consolidated High School and attended the Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa for a year. On Dec. 15, 1942 Don enlisted in the United States Marine Corps serving until his discharge on January 31, 1944. On August 12, 1922 he was united in marriage to Edna M. Kress in Waterloo, Iowa and the couple made their home in Quasqueton, IA. On October 19, 1944 he was inducted into the US Army and served until his discharge on April 22, 1946 following his discharge the couple made their home in Utah where Don was employed as a truck driver for 30 years driving in 21 states prior to his retirement in 1984. Don received an award for driving over 4 million miles without an accident. Following the death of his wife of 62 years Edna on February 7, 2007 Don returned to the Independence area.

Don loved to travel and camp with his wife, they enjoyed Square and Round Dancing, and played in the Independence Community Band. He was a member of the Eastern Star, The El Kahir Shrine Temple and Shrine Band, and the Masonic Lodge and the Quasqueton Area Historical Society.

He is survived by nieces and nephews.

Don was preceded in death by his parents and his wife.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM Saturday, November 29, 2014 at the Reiff Funeral Home & Crematory in Independence, Iowa with Rev. John Hougen officiating. Interment will be held at 1 PM Saturday at the Quasqueton Cemetery, Quasqueton, Iowa with Military Honors. Friends may call from 4 to 8 PM Friday and from 9 AM till services Saturday at the Reiff Funeral Home & Crematory, Independence, Iowa.