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Gerlinde M. Adams

Gerlinde M. Adams

Gerlinde M. Adams, age 81 of Hastings, died peacefully on Monday afternoon, January 15, 2018, at Regina Medical Center in Hastings.

Gerlinde Marie, the daughter of Erwin and Marie (Pesold) Ebert, was born on October 31, 1936, in Erlangen, Germany. Following her education, Gerlinde was united in marriage to Vernon Adams, an United States soldier, in September of 1959. They later moved to the United States in 1960 and were blessed with five children prior to his passing in March of 1980. Gerlinde resided in Arizona prior to moving to Regina Senior Living in 2014 to be near her daughter, Linde.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and by her son-in-law, Gary Shelton.

Gerlinde is survived by her children, Friedrich Adams, William (Lauri) Adams, Shirley Shelton, Verna Adams, and Linde (Ken) Raway and their family, Kenneth (Emily) Raway, and Christopher (Emily) Raway and children, Jackson and Joseph; siblings, Ingaborg, Herbert, and Hinz Ebert; and by nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Private family graveside services will be held in Washington.

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Arrangements are being completed by Caturia, Smidt & Starkson Funeral Home & Crematory of Hastings.