Mathew Paul Adams, 97

Published 10:55 am Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Mathew Paul Adams, 97, died Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011, in McAllen, Texas.

Mathew Adams

He is survived by his wife, Norma Meadows, Adams; six children, Janet, Bloomington; Ted (Mary), Edina; John (Pam), Seattle; Dan (Susan), Orono; Marilyn, St. Paul; Jeanne (Mike) Hatch, Inver Grove Heights; 12 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Alice Bellemans, Austin, Texas, numerous nieces and nephews; stepsons: Sidney (Kandii) Meadows and Billy (Kathy) Meadows and their families.

Matt was preceded in death by his parents, John and Mary (Kaiser) Adams; wife, Mary Ellen (Bellemans) Adams; brother, Ernie, step-siblings Paul, Dorothy, Carrie and Leo.

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Mathew was born Nov. 7, 1914, in Austin, Minn. He began working for George A. Hormel Company in 1929 and retired as manager of the accounting department after 46 and a half years, in 1976. He married Mary Ellen at St. Augustine Catholic Church in 1938. They lived most of their married life in rural Austin where together they lovingly raised six children and were members of Queen of Angels Parish. Mary Ellen passed away in 1998, shortly after celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. In 2002, Matt married Norma Meadows of McAllen, Texas.

Matt was an honorary member of the Knights of Columbus (62 years), and a lifetime member of the Elks Club (65 years). He enjoyed family and friends, farming, boating, camping, fishing, bowling, cribbage, playing pool and dancing. Matt spent 35 years of retirement wintering in Texas. Always interested in technology, he got his first computer at the age of 85. Matt will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011, at St. Augustine Catholic Church with Father Jim Steffes officiating. Friends may call one hour before the service at the church on Wednesday. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery.

Arrangements by Mayer Funeral Home.