Kenneth M. Adams, age 81, of McHenry, passed away Tuesday, September 29, 2015, at The Springs of Crystal Lake.
He was born March 5, 1934, in McHenry, to Mathias and Dorothy (Bauer) Adams. On May 5, 1956, he married Joyce Kurz, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Round Lake.
Kenneth was a lifetime resident of the McHenry area, he worked on the family farm, and graduated from McHenry High School in 1951. Prior to his marriage he purchased a milk route. After his marriage he worked as a machinist for Kurz Machine in Round Lake. He was a retired plumber from V.J. Killian Plumbing in Winnetka, and member of the Journeymen Plumber Union Local #130.
Kenneth was an avid hunter and enjoyed fishing in upper Michigan. Other enjoyments included playing Euchre, and spending summers with his loving wife in Montello, WI. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church.
Kenneth is survived by his wife, Joyce; three children, Michael (Lee Ann) Adams, David (Michelle) Adams, Joyce (David) Fuller; five grandchildren, Crystal Allen, Jacob Adams, Kevin (Tiffany) Adams, Chanel Chadwick, David Adams Jr.; one great-grandson, Mathias Adams; two brothers, Daniel (Joyce) Adams, James (Joan) Adams; his sister Nancy (Jim) Willis; and a brother-in-law, Richard Brown.
In addition to his parents, Kenneth is preceded in death by two brothers, Richard (Rita) Adams, William ”Bill” Adams; his sister, Dorothy Brown; a nephew, Bill; and a great-nephew, Lucas.
Friends and neighbors are invited to gather from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Monday, October 5, 2015, at Justen Funeral Home & Crematory, 3700 Charles J. Miller Road, McHenry, IL 60050. The funeral Mass will be 11 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, 1403 N. Richmond Road, McHenry, IL 60050.
Inurnment will be private.
For those wishing to send an expression of condolence, his family suggests memorials to the American Diabetes Association, 30 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 2015, Chicago, IL 60602, the Pioneer Center, 4001 Dayton Street, McHenry, IL 60050, St. Mary Catholic Church, 1403 N. Richmond Road, McHenry, IL 60050.
For information, please call the funeral home at 815-385-2400, or visit www.justenfh.com., where friends may leave an on-line condolence message for his family.