Joan E. Adams, 82

Published 10:34 am Monday, February 27, 2017

Joan E. Adams, 82

Joan E. Adams, 82

Joan Elaine Adams, 82, of Stacyville, Iowa, died Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, at the Stacyville Community Nursing Home in Stacyville.

Joan was born March 31, 1934, in Austin, Minnesota, the daughter of Raymond and Dorothy (Hovey) Ulven. She graduated from Austin High School. Joan married Walter Adams on April 24, 1954, at Visitation Catholic Church in Stacyville. She worked beside her husband in his painting and decorating business. Joan was a member of Visitation Catholic Church. She was also member of Visitation Christian Mothers and Stacyville Firemen’s Auxiliary. She enjoyed bowling, crocheting and Friday night family get-togethers. Family was very important to Joan.

Joan is survived by her children, Julie (Allyn) Brumm of Stacyville, Janet (Gerry) Probst of Appleton, Wisconsin, Jay (Mary) Adams of Stacyville, Jude (Kenny) Adams of Stacyville, Jo (Brian) Saltou of Riceville, Iowa, and Julene Mueller and friend Jim Blake of Stacyville; grandchildren, Corissa Meek, Allison Hemann, Scott Brumm, Michele Gossen, Carie Fischer, Candi Pavlik, Cathy Rosenow, Paula Beyer, Kyle Adams, Kory Adams, Kelly Adams, Ray Mueller, and Sarah Mueller; great-grandchildren, Jordan and Alexis Meek, Raelei and Austin Hemann, Bryanna Vokoun, Abbey, Avery and Aidan Gossen, Anna Hatton, Gavin and Josie Fischer, Hailey Pavlik, Riley and Bentley Adams,  Breahna and A.J. Rosenow, and Spencer and Madison Beyer; special family member, Randy Mueller; a  brother, Donald (Marian) Ulven of Buffalo, Missouri; twin sister, Jane Gerbig of Stacyville; and sister, Sherry (Darrell) Kroneman of Austin; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Walter in 2011; and brother, Duane Ulven.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 1, 2017, at Visitation Catholic Church in Stacyville with Father Raymond Burkle officiating. Burial will be at Visitation Catholic Cemetery in Stacyville. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Visitation Catholic Church in Stacyville.

Information available and condolences accepted at

Champion-Bucheit Funeral Home, Osage 641-732-3706.