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1935 Carl 2020

Carl Adamson

July 20, 1935 — August 12, 2020

Carl E. Adamson, age 85, of New Windsor, Illinois died Wednesday August 12, 2020 in his home.  Cremation has been accorded.  A visitation will be from 4-7 PM Tuesday August 18, 2020 at the Peterson Wallin Knox Funeral Home in Alpha, IL.  Private Graveside services will be Wednesday in the New Windsor Cemetery.  Memorials may be left to the Mercer County 4H Federation.  Online condolences can be made at

Carl was born July 20, 1935 in Marion County, Iowa to Cecil and Novalon Downey Adamson.  He graduated from Indianola High School.  On November 13, 1955 he married Myrna B. Stotts in Milan, IL.  She died February 6, 2004,

Carl was employed for 39 years at the Eagle Warehouse in Milan, IL. retiring in 1995. He was a talented musician playing the guitar and singing in the “Night Shift Band”.  He enjoyed being on his tractors, mowing the yard and was an avid Gun Collector.

Carl loved his family and enjoyed playing with the kids especially the little ones

Survivors include two sons, Gary Adamson of Alpha, IL,  Michael (Kelly) Adamson of New Windsor, IL,  6 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, one sister, Colleen Freeman of Iowa and 4 brothers Willis, Devere, Melvin and Ronald Adamson all of Iowa and several nieces and nephews.

His parents, wife and a daughter-in-law Karen Adamson preceded him in death.

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Tuesday, August 18, 2020

4:00 - 7:00pm

Peterson Wallin Knox Funeral Home Alpha

111 S 1st St, Alpha, IL 61413

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