Carlene Adams Feb. 11, 1930 – May 27, 2020

Carlene Adams

      Carlene Adams, age 90, of Monticello, died Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at Monticello Nursing and Rehabilitation Center following an extended illness.

      Private family services were held on Saturday, May 30, 2020 with interment in Oakwood Cemetery. Goettsch Funeral Home, Monticello has taken Carlene and her family into their care. Please sign Carlene's guest book at Pastor Dave Raemisch officiated at the services. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Hillcrest Family Services via the family.

      Surviving are her three children, Sindee Sue Adams Kell of Cedar Rapids, Stephanie (Mark) Ketelsen of Monticello, Jeffrey Adams of San Diego, Calif., four grandchildren, Stacey Sue (Todd) Adams Kell Dresser, Justin Michael Adams Kell, Joshua Eugene Ketelsen, Courtney Kay Ketelsen, a great-granddaughter, Oliva Sue Dresser, two sisters-in-law, Ruth Keil of Pekin, Ill., Betty Adamsof Iowa City and brother-in-law Don Chappell of Manchester. 

      She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Gene and her sister, Ruth Ann Winkler Chappell, brothers-in-law Glenn Adams, Don Keil and Jim Kearns

      Carlene Margaret Winkler was born Feb. 11, 1930 at Monticello, Iowa. She was the daughter of Carl and Velma Schoon, Winkler. Carlene graduated from Monticello Community Schools with the class of 1948. Carlene Winkler and Eugene Adams were married June 12, 1948 at the Little Brown Church at Nashua. The couple farmed south of Monticello in Lovell Township. Carlene was a loving mother and homemaker. She loved spending time with her family, they were her life. She was a member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church, where she taught Sunday school and Bible school, served on the church council and worked in her circle. She worked as a poll watcher during elections and was a Camp Fire leader. She enjoyed card club and bowling with her friends in an afternoon league. Carlene will be greatly missed.


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