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James 'Jim' Irvin Adams

June 11, 1925 - March 19, 2015
Visitation
St. Mary Catholic Church
112 S. German St.
Mayville, WI 53050
Wednesday 3/25, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Memorial
St. Mary Catholic Church
112 S. German St.
Mayville, WI 53050
Wednesday 3/25, 12:00 pm

James Irvin Adams, 89 years, of Mayville, WI passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 19, 2015 at his home surrounded by his family.A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, March 25 at 12:00 p.m. (noon) at St. Mary Catholic Church, Mayville, with the Rev. Father Tom Biersack presiding. A visitation willContinue Reading

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Bonnie Czoschke left a message on March 30, 2015:
My condolences to the family of Mr. Adams. I have so many fond memories of Mr. Adams as both a High School Principal and outside of the school setting. Mr. Adams was a very patient, caring, and kind man. Whenever you saw him he would always take the time to say a few words. He will be greatly missed.
Steven Bauer left a message on March 25, 2015:
My condolences to Jim's family. He will be missed. Jim was my high school principal and after graduation he was an inspiration to me. I was always his student. He appeared to love life-the good and bad-what ever fate threw at him. He loved the sun with his tan, his shorts, and his sandals. He was a man of the earth--human and genuine. He was quite a guy. He lived long and radiated life.
Christi (Wagner) Tamsen left a message on March 25, 2015:
My condolences to the family. Mr. Adams was the exceptional person who reached beyond the classroom and athletic fields. His care, compassion and guidance touched and encouraged everyone he came in contact with. My family was fortunate to have him as a educator and friend at Cedarburg High School and I personally was blessed to have him as a mentor, educator and friend at Mayville High School. Mr. Adams shared his genuine love of life and influenced so many. So sorry for your loss, he truly will be missed by all.
Doug Johnson left a message on March 24, 2015:
Condolences to all the Adam's Family. Sending prayers and Love your way in this time of reflection and loss - The Johnson Family -Doug AIne Eli and Siobhan
Tom Stecker left a message on March 23, 2015:
My condolences to Mike, Steve, Tom, Kathy, and all the rest. Spent so many days with Mike and everybody at the house on Main street in Cedarburg. He was the coach who made a difference. He was the teacher who earned our respect. Cousin Jim sent me the news and if I wasn't in Texas I would be there to honor the life of a man who touched my life. Rest in peace, Mr. Adams.
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Pat & Evelyn John left a message on March 23, 2015:
My condolences to Jim,s family and friends. When I arrived in Mayville Jim took me under his wing and helped me with so many things. He became a much needed mentor through the years and I hope he knew how much I appreciated it. He was a fine man.
Bob and Pat Rinka left a message on March 23, 2015:
Sorry to hear of Jim's passing. While we didn't know Jim has long as most people here in town, he certainly left a lasting impression ~ Always enjoyed talking about Jamaica with him. Rest in Peace Mi Bredren.
Geoff and Dee Washa left a message on March 23, 2015:
Our sincere sympathy to Donna and family. Jim was a very respected Mayville Principal who looked out for his students and staff. Even after we all retired it was always great seeing him and remembering our good times. He will be missed. Geoff and Dee Washa
Jon Soderrman left a message on March 23, 2015:
MY condolences to the family. Sorry I will not make the services.
Mary Krapfl left a message on March 22, 2015:
You have lost someone who will always be remembered as a wonderful influence in this world. Thinking of you with sympathy and prayer.
Robert Schroeder left a message on March 22, 2015:
Sorry to hear of Coach Adams passing. He helped make my senior year at CHS my best year. Bob Schroeder
Barb Stroede left a message on March 22, 2015:
Sorry to hear about your loss ... sending many prayers
Tom & Mary Rossow left a message on March 21, 2015:
Thinking of you all and wishing we could be there on the 25th to celebrate Jim's life. We enjoyed many great times and have great memories. Such a strong and wonderful person who will always have a place in our hearts. We love him and he will be missed!
Kay Allen left a message on March 21, 2015:
It is always sad to read about a loved one's passing. He was and always will be the teacher I was so in awe of. Thanks Big Jim for the memories. Class of 1966 CHS..
Dean Roebken left a message on March 21, 2015:
I played for Jim at CHS....he was the best. Told me to play defense not to worry about shooting.
Judy Bowman-Swenson left a message on March 21, 2015:
Loved having Mr. Adams as a teacher. so sorry to hear of his passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.
Marles Biskobing left a message on March 21, 2015:
Kathy so sorry for your loss your dad was a very nice man and now he is your guardian angel. Gods Blessings Marles (Hamann) Biskobing.
Mari Fleischer left a message on March 21, 2015:
Thoughts & prayers go out to family through this sad time.....missing this gentle giant with a big heart.
Joanne Behrens left a message on March 21, 2015:
Coach Adams is how I knew Jim Adams. Steve knew him well all through our years 1958-62. He knew him as fair and firm. My thoughts and prayers are with is family.
ginny & Ray Seaholm left a message on March 21, 2015:
Blessings to all the family. Dona you two were a great pair; card players, traveling, dining and exercising at TAG. Will always think of you together. Loves, ginny
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Dave Daggett, class of 1958 left a message on March 21, 2015:
RIP coach
Dan Stanley left a message on March 21, 2015:
What a wonderful man, and neighbor. I always looked forward to talking with Mr. Adams, either in school, as my principal, or while mowing his lawn in our neighborhood. I will always remember him fondly!!
Jean E. DeLauche left a message on March 21, 2015:
As one of the many students you taught at Cedarburg High School, I can say you, Mr. Adams, were one of the very best teachers. You touched many lives and made them better for your teaching and coaching. Thank you.
Richard Helmbrecht left a message on March 20, 2015:
My condolences to the family/friends of Mr. Adams. I remember him as a stern but engaging person, one whom I respected even during those challenging years of my adolescence. You will be missed but never forgotten.
Nikki Demro left a message on March 20, 2015:
He will be missed by all of us at Sherwood Family Restaurant.
deb monti-walters left a message on March 20, 2015:
I have many fond memories of Mr. Adams. He was such a great principal and all around great man. He will be missed.
Sandy Patterson left a message on March 20, 2015:
Sorry to hear of your loss. We loved seeing Jim and Dave come into Friars Tucks for lunch. A very sweet man with a smile on his face.
Laura Kahlhammer-Ankerson left a message on March 20, 2015:
Sorry to hear the loss of Mr. Adams, he was great, and very kind man.
Jeni Starling Visser left a message on March 20, 2015:
Exceptionally fond memories of a gentle giant. Rest in peace Mr Adams and know you made a difference
Charles Mann left a message on March 20, 2015:
So sorry to hear of your loss of Jim. Chuck And Bev Mann
John and Betty Yost left a message on March 20, 2015:
Mike, Steve and the rest of Mr. Adams' family our sincere sympathy goes out to you. We are in FL. And can not participate in Mr. Adams' funeral services. It is with sadness that we send our prayers and thoughts to you. Throughout John's high school years and our adult life he has always been the man you respected and hoped to be . He was always there for his students and friends. Again our thoughts and prayers, and will offer our mass on this Sunday for Mr. Adams. We hope to see you in the future.
Kim (Rediske) Quinn left a message on March 20, 2015:
Thought and prayers to the Adams' family.
Nancy Adams left a message on March 20, 2015:
Ed will be so happy to be reunited with Jim again. Thinking of you all with great memories. Paul and Nancy from Durham, North Corolina
Carol Fritsche left a message on March 20, 2015:
As my sister wrote, "Coach Adams joins the Big Game during March Madness. He planned it that way. RIP Coach!!!" Can't say it any better. Such wonderful memories of get-togethers at the old house in Cedarburg, as well as family reunions. Thinking of all my cousins and wishing I could be there on the 25th. Jeff & Carol Fritsche
Bill Lee left a message on March 20, 2015:
Jim's presence was always obvious. A big man with a heart and smile as large as he was physically. Kind and thoughtful is how I remember Jim. In days when we were a athletic power Jim was supportive of teams and individual players. I will always remember the reception the day Jim and his bride celebrated with the community at Larry and Jane Klawiter's house. Donna and Jim having dinner at the Audubon. Always shake hands with a smile and friendly comments. The connection we had in discussing his grandson Zack and the tough times the kids had after Christine's untimely death. The heart ache of Donna's Brent. Through all the tough times Jim was always positive and concerned of others. We will miss Jim Adams.
Sheila Cramer left a message on March 19, 2015:
Mr. Adams was always a patient, kind man. He never discouraged, it always encouraged you to strive for the best. He will be dearly missed.
Koepsell Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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