Ralph Adams

Ralph Adams



Ralph B. Adams, 63, of Waucoma died Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, at the Good Samaritan Society in West Union.

A Celebration of Life memorial service was held Monday, Oct. 29, 2018, at the Waucoma Event Center in Waucoma. 

Private interment will take place at the Alpha Cemetery, Alpha, IA.  

Funeral arrangements were handled by Hugeback-Johnson Funeral Home in Waucoma.  

Online condolences for Ralph's family may be left at hugebackfuneralhome.com.

Ralph Blair Adams was born Dec. 16, 1954, near Tacoma, Wash., the son of Howard and Charlotte (Oler) Adams. 

He received most of his education in Big Fork, Minn., and then the family moved to Waucoma, IA, where he graduated from Turkey Valley High School in 1973. 

He married Alice Schaufenbuel, and to this union two daughters were born, Amy and Carrie. The couple later divorced. 

Ralph had many jobs, but he was most proud of owning his own landscaping business called Adams Lawncare and Landscaping.

On Feb. 23, 1986, in Waverly, IA, he married Kathy Northrop. The couple enjoyed many years together until her passing from brain cancer on March 26, 2007.

Ralph was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying fishing, hunting and riding his motorcycle. He also enjoyed woodworking, making things for his girls and their families.

Survivors include two daughters, Amy Adams (Ben Hanson) of St. Lucas and Carrie Leff of Cresco; six grandchildren, Lucas, Ava and Ezra Hanson, Dillon, Aidan and Ethan Leff; three brothers, Jeff (Jody) Adams of Aurora, Minn., Robert (Theresa) Adams of South Carolina, Gary Adams of New Hampton; three sisters, Susan Adams of South Carolina, Kathleen Snyder of Alpha, Pamela Ramfry of Charles City; sister-in-law Cheryl Adams of Nashua.

Ralph was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Kathy; a brother, Russell Adams; a brother-in-law, Daryl Snyder.

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