Today, I am filled with many emotions. I rejoice knowing that my mother is with Jesus in Heaven. She now has a brand new body and a renewed mind! Blessed be the name of the Lord!
But, I am sad. She was my hero.
Left this world peacefully and gracefully just as she lived her life.
Diane Kay Adams, 72, of Chetek, passed away Friday, July 25, 2014, at Lake Hallie Memory Care in
where she resided since March. Chippewa Falls, WI
Diane was born to Thea and Norman Nelson of
where the family farm provided much of the entertainment, including impromptu
singing performances from the hay loft “stage”, building snow forts, and making
and “selling” mud pies using leaves for money. Diane, along with her high
school sweetheart, Jim Adams, graduated from Northfield, WI in 1959;
soon after (1962), the two married. Diane accompanied Jim to Hixton High School California and worked as a secretary to help
put him through aeronautical engineering school. Upon Jim’s graduation from
college, the couple moved to Houston, TX, where Jim worked for NASA, and later to , where Jim worked for the
United States Air Force. In 1977, the
family moved to Aurora, CO . Diane was
a stay at home mother for her three children when they were young. Later, she
worked as a legal secretary to help put her kids through college. Diane was
never one for the spotlight, but her own brightness illuminated those she
When not taking care of family, her greatest joy, Diane enjoyed reading novels, taking neighborhood walks with Jim and embarking on annual fishing trips with her siblings. Although Diane did not enjoy the task, she was a fantastic cook. Her specialties were lasagna, pot roast, cheesy potatoes, sand buckles, eclair cake and peanut butter cookies.
Diane was a longtime member of
and also volunteered with the Chetek Food Shelf. She enjoyed monthly Bible
studies with good friends and, despite living with cancer and Lewy Body
Dementia, remained faithful to the very end. Chetek Lutheran Church
She is survived by her husband, Jim; children Don (Heidi) Adams of Chippewa Falls, Greg (Laurie) Adams of Chetek and Christina (Mike) Rambo of Eau Claire; grandchildren Taylor, Becca and Addy Adams, and Gwenyth and Reuben Rambo; brothers Roger, Bill and Mel Nelson, and sisters Norma Bergerson and Cleo Faldet; along with numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, July 29, from 6-8 p.m. at Burhnam-Ours Funeral Home in Chetek, with the funeral Wednesday, July 30, at 11 a.m. at
Interment and a musical celebration of life will be held at a later date near
her hometown of Chetek Lutheran Church .
Memorial gifts may be made to the Chetek Food Shelf. , Northfield WI