Vernon C. Adamson
Vernon Carl Adamson, 97, Plover, died Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, at the Whispering Pines Assisted Living Center, while under the care of Heartland Hospice and his family.
A Funeral Service will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, at Boston Funeral Home, Stevens Point. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, until the service. A graveside service will be held at noon Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017, at Lakeside Cemetery in Fairmont, Minn.
Mr. Adamson was born Oct. 26, 1919, a son of William Adamson and Edith (Erickson) Adamson. He was born on a farmstead just north of Triumph, Minn., in Martin County.
He grew up in a very close-knit Swedish Covenant Community and spoke fondly of his early childhood friendships. After graduating from eighth grade, he took up full-time family farming.
Mr. Adamson’s father died when he was 19 years old. During World War II, when many young men were serving in the military, his widowed mother appealed to the military draft board in Fairmont, Minn., to allow him to stay home and care for her, and for his four younger sisters. The board granted her request.
Although he did not serve in the military, Mr. Adamson did regret not having the opportunity to do so, and as a result, was very patriotic throughout his life.
On Jan. 24, 1948, he was married to Donna Mitchell at Sherburn, Minn. After their marriage and honeymoon to Niagara Falls, they settled into their own family farm life. In 1960s, they left farming and took up factory and implement work in neighboring Saint James and then Mountain Lake.
As a Land O Lakes employee, he was responsible for drying milk and making butter, and he continued to do so from December 1960 until his retirement in May 1986.
In 1993, the couple moved to Stevens Point to live next-door to their daughter, son-in-law, and two grandsons.
The couple enjoyed homemaking, gardening, going for drives, garage-sales and church life. They especially loved to have lunch at the Lincoln Center, and enjoyed the friendships, music and services there.
Mr. Adamson’s wife preceded him in death on Feb. 1, 2006.
Survivors include one daughter, Beverly (James) Sirvio, Stevens Point; two sons, Wayne (Ruth) Adamson, Springfield, Minn., and Jerald (Kathy) Adamson, Vadnais Heights, Minn; nine grandsons, Scott, Eric and Joel Adamson, Ryan and Brent Sirvio, Samuel, Hans, August and Andreas Adamson; 12 great-grandchildren; one sister, Doris Krugen, Cambridge, Minn.; and nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Donna; one brother, Arnold; three sisters, Eleanor, Marion and Elaine; one grandchild; a daughter-in-law, Paula; and other relatives.
The family would like to thank John Zdrazil of Elbow Lake, Minn., for his pastoral care; the caring staff at The Lodge at Whispering Pines, Heartland Hospice Care, the Boston Funeral Home, and the Kramer Family Funeral Home, Trimont, Minn.