Richard L. "Dick" Adams

Born: Thu., Sep. 2, 1937
Died: Fri., Apr. 21, 2017


Visitation

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Mon., Apr. 24, 2017
Location: Weicht Funeral Home


Memorial Service

11:00 AM Tue., Apr. 25, 2017
Location: Weicht Funeral Home


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Richard L. “Dick” Adams, 79, of Angola, Indiana passed away suddenly on Friday, April 21, 2017 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne, Indiana with his family by his side.

He was born on September 2, 1937 in Angola, Indiana to Herman and Ruth (Ernst) Adams.  He graduated from Metz High School in 1955.

Dick married Mary Sue “Suzy” Sutton on August 30, 1959 in Pleasant Lake, Indiana.

He was a partner and the manager of the Pokagon Beverage Inc. in Angola, Indiana, manager at Mishawaka 7-UP Plant and was a salesman at Vestil Mfg. in Angola, Indiana.

Dick was a member of the Alvarado United Methodist Church.  He was also a member of the Angola Masonic Lodge #236, York Rite, Scottish Rite Valley of Fort Wayne, Mizpah Shrine Club, Pokagon Shrine Club, Over the Hill Basketball Gang and Nightcrawlers.  He was a former member of the Angola Rotary and the Angola Jaycee’s.  Dick was very active in the community.

Surviving are his loving wife of 57 years Mary Sue “Suzy” Adams of Angola; two daughters Cindy Snyder of Angola, Indiana and Pam (Terry) Coleman of Greenwood, Indiana; four grandchildren Cassie (Todd) Pfafman of Angola, Indiana, Morgan Snyder of Angola, Indiana, Justin (Sara) Coleman of Zionsville, Indiana and Lauren Coleman of Knoxville, Tennessee and one great-grandson Hunter Snyder.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorial Services will be at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at the Weicht Funeral Home, Angola, Indiana with Pastor Lucretia Snyder officiating.

Visitation will be from 4-7 PM on Monday, April 24, 2017 at the Weicht Funeral Home, Angola, Indiana.

Burial will take place in Circle Hill Cemetery, Angola, Indiana at a later date.

Memorials in Dick’s memory may be made the Shriner’s Hospital for Children, the Alvarado United Methodist Church or to the donor’s choice.

Charitable donations may be made in Richard's memory to the following organizations:

Alvarado United Methodist Church
8045 E. 500 S., Hamilton, IN 46742

Shriner's Hospitals for Children

To the donor's Choice

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Jennifer Decker
   Posted Sat April 22, 2017
Suzy, Pam, Cindy: So sorry to learn of the loss of your husband and dad. He contributed so much to Angola, providing much joy. God bless.

Maribeth Powers Green
   Posted Sat April 22, 2017
Suzie, I just heard about this.I'm so sorry.I didn't know he had been ill.Prayers for you and your family.

Edward Johnson
   Posted Sat April 22, 2017
Sorry for your lose, Dick was well like and a great guy. He will be missed

Denise Magwire
   Posted Sat April 22, 2017
Our condolences to Suzy and the family. You are in our prayers.
Brian & Denise Magwire

Claudia Ridenour
   Posted Sat April 22, 2017
Dear Suzie,
I am deeply saddened to hear of your loss. My sincere condolences to you & your family. This is a time of immeasurable loss. In such times, words just can not express what I want to share. Just know that you & your family are in my prayers.
Sincerely,
Claudia

Mary Douglass - Cameron Woods
   Posted Sat April 22, 2017
To my favorite "neighbor", you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Mary


Charlotte McQuown
   Posted Sat April 22, 2017
Suzy,


I just read about Dick, and I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and
prayers.

May Gods peace and comfort be with you and your family.
Charlotte McQuown

Jan Overgaard
   Posted Sun April 23, 2017
Susie and girls....So sorry to hear about Dick passing. It has been a long time that I have seen you guys. But will never forget the fun we had when we lived there. Dick was a very gentleman and a kind man. To be married for 56 years is a long time. I know he will be missed by all. Sending our prayers and love. Jan Brenda and Traci.

Nellie Dole Cronenwett
   Posted Sun April 23, 2017
Suzy, so sorry to hear the sudden passing of Dick. You and your family will be in my prayers.

Bob & Rosanne Johnson & Harry Johnson
   Posted Sun April 23, 2017
Suzy, Cindy & Pam,
We are very sorry for your loss and please know our prayers are with you all. I still remember when first moving to Angola in 1964, Dick taking my father (Harry) and me to Pokagon to ice skate and toboggan. He was a wonderful man and a dear friend to our whole family. May God bless him and all of your family.
Bob, Rosanne & Harry Johnson

Michelle Glodowski
   Posted Mon April 24, 2017
I am so sorry to hear about your loss. May you feel comfort knowing that your friends are lifting you and your family in prayer!

Thinking of you in these difficult times,

Michelle

Larry & Vanessa Brown
   Posted Mon April 24, 2017
We were saddened to hear of Dick's death. It is so hard to loss a dear loving person. The Bible calls death our enemy at 1Cor 15:26 "And the last enemy, death, is to be brought to nothing". Jehovah God promises to bring our dear loved ones back to life here on a paradise earth with no more sickness or death. I'm sending you a link to a tract that explains God's purposes for us. https://www.jw.org/finder?pub=t-35&wtlocale=E&srcid=share You will be pleasantly surprised at what the Bible teachings on this subject. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you at this most difficult.

Chuck Anderson
   Posted Mon April 24, 2017
Suzy,
I am so sorry for you and your family's loss. My heart and prayers are with you.

Chuck

Thomas G Waller
   Posted Mon April 24, 2017
Our condolences to the family. Dick called on my business and I considered him a good friend. You are in our prayers.

Tom and Tina Waller
Anitom Automation, LLC
Coldwater, MI

Bruce/Barbara Knox
   Posted Mon April 24, 2017
Suzy. Sympathies to you for the loss of your soulmate of 57 years. Cindy and Pam sympathies for the loss of your father. Personally I will never forget COACH ADAMS!! Dick was a friend of many! 🙏✝️

Brenda Jackson
   Posted Mon April 24, 2017
Suzy: I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Please know that I hold you and your family up in prayers.

Marilyn McKnight
   Posted Mon April 24, 2017
You are in my thoughts and prayers. May God bless you at this very difficult time in your life.

Arlene West
   Posted Mon April 24, 2017
Suzy - My sincere condolences to you and your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

ALISON SNYDER
   Posted Mon April 24, 2017
I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Dick at Vestil Mfging. I enjoyed working and talking/joking with him. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Kathy Kazmierski
   Posted Tue April 25, 2017
Suzy,

Sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Kathy

Tina Stock
   Posted Tue April 25, 2017
Suzy ~ So sorry to hear the lose of your husband. My love and prayers are with you and your family.

Tina Stock

Jim Smith
   Posted Tue April 25, 2017
Suzy
I was very sad to hear of the passing of your husband. I will keep you in my prayers. Remember the good times that kept the two of you together for so long.

Deborah Delk
   Posted Wed April 26, 2017
Suzy,

Please accept this expression of concern during this time of sorrow.

Our prayer is that these words of condolence be a source of comfort and strength for you during this time of bereavement. Surely peace will be with you, for earth hath no sorrow that heaven cannot heal.

We extend our personal and deepest sympathy in the loss of your dear husband, Mr. Richard Adams and may God bless your family.

We (Deborah, Joi, Angela and Anissa) are praying for your family.

Regards,

Deborah Delk
City of Gary


Dale & Penny (Rakestraw) Stevenson
   Posted Wed April 26, 2017
Suzie, Cindy and Pam,
Dale and I want to you to know you have our deepest sympathies . He will be missed by many.

Sincerely,
Penny