|Birth: ||Apr. 27, 1911|
|Death: ||May 8, 2013, USA|
102, formerly of Dubuque, Iowa, died at Bethany Home.
Marie was the daughter of Herman and Lucia (Stiefel) Knoernschild. She graduated from Dubuque Senior High School, class of 1929. She married Merl H. Adams on Sept. 7, 1935 at St. John's Lutheran Church, Dubuque; he preceded her in death on Sept. 29, 1968.
Marie retired after more than 40 years from the former Caradco, Inc., she then worked at the former Kelly's Economy Mail Service and also served as church secretary at the former St. Mark's Church.
She was a long-time member of Dubuque Business and Professional Women and held several offices in that organization. She was a member of Dubuque Unit #6 American Legion Auxiliary for more than 65 years; she held offices in the local Unit as well as in Dubuque County, the Second District and at the State level as Community Service Chairman.
She enjoyed telling stories and jokes, playing cards, and traveling when she was able. She bought a computer at age 90 and was able to use it until her eyesight began to fail from macular degeneration.
Marie is the last of a generation; she is survived by nieces, Rosann (Louis) of East Dubuque, Landa (Paul) of Duluth, GA, Julie (Jim) of Boulder, CO, and nephew Eric (Beverly) of Muscatine, Iowa, and their families and cousins.
As well as her parents she was preceded in death by her two brothers and their wives, Louis and Nadean Knoernschild; Harold, Sr. and Rose Knoernschild; and nephew, Harold Knoernschild, Jr.
Herman C Knoernschild (1860 - 1936)
Lucia Stiefel Knoernschild (1879 - ____)
Merl H. Adams (____ - 1968)
Created by: Cindy Massi
Record added: May 13, 2013
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