Frederick R. Adams, Sr., of Belleville, Illinois 88, born April 25, 1924 in Berwick, Pennsylvania, passed away on Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, Illinois
Frederick retired from Monsanto after 30 years retiring as a maintenance planner. He served in the United States Air Force during WW II.; his B17 was shot down over Germany and became a prisoner of war for 6 months. He was a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ, DAV- Disabled American Veterans, V.F.W. – Veterans of Foreign Wars, and a member of the Gothic Lodge #852, AF &AM Scottish Rite Bodies, Valley of Southern Illinois, Ainad Shrine.
Frederick was preceded in death by his daughter, Sandra Lee,nee Adams, Black; parents, William K. and Freda C., nee Smith, Adams; one brother and three sisters.
Surviving are his loving wife Gladys R., nee Kammler, Adams; son, Frederick R. ( Pamela J. ) Adams, Jr.; three grandchildren, five great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.
Memorials in Frederick's memory may be made to Gothic Lodge #852. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.valhallagardensandfuneralhome.com
Visitation will be held on Friday, July 27, 2012 from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm at the Valhalla Gaerdner Holten Funeral Home, Belleville, Illinois
Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 27, 2012 at 1:00 pm at the Valhalla Gaerdner Holten Funeral Home with Pastor Herb Schafale officiating.
Interment in Valhalla Gardens of Memory, Belleville, Illinois
Valhalla Gaerdner Holten Funeral Home, Belleville, Illinois