Jean Adams, age 93, of Marshall, Minnesota, died on Saturday, February 5, 2022, at Prairie Home Fieldcrest in Cottonwood, Minnesota. Memorial Services are 11:00 a.m. Thursday, May 19, 2022, at the Historic Fort Snelling State Park Memorial Chapel in St. Paul, Minnesota. Interment will follow in the Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis. Visitation will be just prior to the service, beginning at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, May 19, 2022, at the chapel. Arrangements are with the Hamilton Funeral Home in Marshall.
Rosemary Jean Walters was born August 23, 1928, in Fort Dodge, Iowa. The daughter of George and Anne (Blaha) Walters was baptized and confirmed in her youth in Iowa. Jean moved to a farm outside Lake Wilson with Her family and attended school in Balaton, Minnesota, graduating from high school with the class of 1946. She was waitressing at the café in Ruthton when Mr. Paul Adams walked in and mentioned to his friend that he was going to “marry that woman” after laying eyes on Jean. On February 24, 1951, Paul made good on his word and was married to Jean at First Lutheran Church in Marshall. The couple made their home in Marshall and raised their 3 children: Randy, Paulette, and Kelly. The couple spent 25 years together before Paul’s death in 1976. Jean worked as a homemaker before spending 20 years at J.C. Penny in Marshall. As the store began to close, she found work maintaining the residence halls at Southwest Minnesota State University where Jean enjoyed working at the college for another 20 years prior to her retirement in 1999. Jean was a long-time member of First Lutheran Church in Marshall, where she served in many roles over the years. She also volunteered as an election judge, blood drive assistant, after school crossing guard, and took the census of blue birds at Camden State Park for the State of Minnesota. Jean was a proud member of the VFW and Legion Auxiliary and her enjoyments in life included needle point, Swedish weaving, tending to her flower garden, and traveling to see the grandchildren in Colorado. Jean loved animals of all types but had a special place for birds and dogs and she did not mind chasing a pesky cat away or relocating a squirrel when needed.
Jean Adams died in Cottonwood, Minnesota, on February 5, 2022, at the age of 93 years, 5 months, and 13 days. Blessed be her memory.
She is survived by her children, Randy (and Patti) Adams of Marshall, Paulette (and Paul) Buchholz of Vesta, Kelly Adams of Marshall; 3 grandchildren, Angela (and John) Kinyon of Windsor, CO, Cale (and Courtney) Adams of Lakewood, CO, Stacy Adams of Loveland, CO; 4 great-grandchildren, Lanie Kinyon, Collin Kinyon, Roary Adams, Crash Adams; close friend, Mary DeAustin of Marshall; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. Jean was preceded in death by her parents, George and Anne Walters; husband, Paul Adams; special friend, Richard Petersen; brothers, Richard (Joan) Walters, Robert (Beva) Walters; nephews, Jim Walters and John Walters.