Luverne M Adams
Luverne Marion Schaefer was born on September 3, 1922 in Winneshieck County near Cresco, Iowa, the daughter of Herbert and Fannie (Harmon) Schaefer. She graduated from Cresco High School and then continued her schooling to receive a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Iowa in Cedar Falls and a Master of Science degree in Home Economics at Minnesota State University in Mankato, MN. On June 3, 1945 she married the love of her life, James L. Adams in Sioux City, Iowa. Luverne taught in several schools in Iowa and Minnesota, including Mankato West, St. Clair, MN, as well as at her alma mater, MSU in Mankato, MN. She was a pioneer in Food Freezing, among the first to give demonstrations on freezing food for the International Harvester Company. She was a long time member of the National and State Teacher's Association and the Retired Educators. Luverne was also a long time member of the United Methodist Church and was an active member, holding several offices both locally and at the district level. She taught Sunday School wherever she lived and directed many youth groups. When living in Alexandria, she was an active member of the Alexandria Zetetic Club and served two years as president.
Some hobbies Luverne enjoyed were cross country skiing, sewing, crafts and counted-cross stitching, quilting, traveling and collecting Swedish Dala Horses. She was an avid reader all of her life, and a member of Mankato's Great Books Club.
She will live on in the hearts of her two children, Michael J. (Roberta) Adams of Papillion, NE and Rev. Susan L. (Darrell) Adams-Trembath of Powell, WY; three grandsons, Devon (Caty), Colby and Austin (Morgan) Adams and step-grandson, John (Lianna) Trembath. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, James Adams, a brother, Orvine Schaefer and two sisters, Esther Linderbaum and Viola Platz.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 11, 2019 at 2:00 pm at the Alexandria United Methodist Church with Rev. Gary Taylor officiating. Interment is at the Kinkead Cemetery in Alexandria with active bearers, Mike, Devon, Colby and Austin Adams. Honorary bearers are Margaret Anderson, El and Anne Holm, Roxanne and David Olson, Rod and Marilyn Begier, Jim & Cleo Carpenter and Dorothy Strand.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, October 10 from 5 - 7 pm at the Roy-Hetland Funeral Home in Osakis, MN and one hour before the service at the church.
Arrangements handled by the Roy-Hetland Funeral Home, Osakis, MN.
Published on October 10, 2019


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Diane Gioia
Oct 12, 2019
Mrs Adams,
Thank you for being such a great friend to my Mother!! And for always being so kind and generous when Dan and I came to visit!! You are such a beautiful!! Classy!! Smart and Loving. Wife, Mother, Grand Mother and Friend!! Im so blessed that i knew you!! Thank you for always Loving me just the way i am! Thank you also for having raising such amazing Children!! I will Miss calling. You ! I Love you !! And will always hold you close to my heart!! Diane
Cassandra (Juliar) Schaible
Oct 11, 2019
I had her as a Home Ec teacher at St Clair HS, she was a super teacher. Had tremendous respect for her, and learned an awful lot from her. My condolences to your family.
Marina Marble Severns
Oct 11, 2019
Mrs.Adams was a good teacher,learned cooking and sewing from her. She was our classes homeroom advisor. RIP. Prayers to her family.
Julie Sieberg
Oct 11, 2019
Mrs. Adams will forever hold a special light in my life! She is my mentor and treasured friend! I learned so much from her in the six years of high school in St Clair. Far beyond the classroom she taught me how to live: respect, friendship, faith. Prayers to the family. Life well lived, Mrs A. Heaven rejoices and welcomes you!
Doris Peterson & Family
Oct 10, 2019
Mike, Susan and Families,
We feel so fortunate that we were neighbors to the Adams family while we were growing up. So many happy memories!
Thank you for sharing Jim and "Samma" with us. They will always have a special place in all our hearts.