James L. Adams
Adams, James L. (Jim) age 92, of Minneapolis passed away at home on August 6, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents Lewis and Signe Adams, and survived by his sister, Elaine Proctor of Grove, Oklahoma. He will be missed by his loving spouse of 60 years, Edith (Hvambsal); his daughter, Judy Graybill (Steve) and their children Michael and Melissa Carline (Vic) of St. Paul; his son, Douglas (Sally) and their children Clayton and Charles, of Fayetteville, Arkansas; and his daughter, Laura Welby (Jim) and their children, Allison and Patrick of Edina. Born in Iron Mountain, Michigan on October 2, 1921, he moved to South Minneapolis soon after. He attended Madison Elementary School, Phillips Junior High School, graduated from Central High School, Dunwoody Trade School and Vocational-Technical School. Active in pubic affairs, he was elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives for the first time in 1954, and served for 20 years. As an active member of Local 292 IBEW for 70 years, Jim served as both Treasurer and President. A Journeyman Electrician, he worked at the Minneapolis Court House for 32 years. Jim served proudly in the United States Army Engineers during World War II, and was a member of the American Legion and VFW. He was an active and dedicated volunteer (even in retirement) for many political, community, and veterans organizations, in addition to his 59 years of active membership at Central Lutheran Church. Visitation will be Monday, August 11 from 4-8 pm at Washburn-McReavy Nokomis Park Chapel, 1838 E. Minnehaha Parkway, Minneapolis and Tuesday, August 12 at 10 am at Central Lutheran Church, 333 S. 12th Street, Minneapolis. After the Visitation, a Celebration of his Life will begin at 11:00 am at Central Lutheran Church, with a reception following the service. Memorials may be directed to the Central Lutheran Church Restoration Center or Camp Amnicon.
Published on August 10, 2014