Dr. Don K. Adams

Born: Wed., Nov. 5, 1924
Died: Sun., May 13, 2018


2:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Sun., May 20, 2018
Location: St. Paul's United Methodist Church

Celebration of Life

11:00 AM Mon., May 21, 2018
Location: St. Paul's United Methodist Church

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Dr. Don K. Adams, DVM, 93, of Montpelier, Ohio passed away Sunday evening at Kingston Rehabilitation Center of Perrysburg.  He was born on November 5, 1924 in Wayne, Ohio to Graydon Sherred and Florence Dicken Adams.  Don graduated from Clyde High School in 1942.  He proudly served his country in the United States Army during World War II where he circumnavigated the globe serving in North Africa and the China – Burma – India (CBI) Theater.  Don graduated in 1953 from the College of Veterinary Medicine at the Ohio State University.  While at Ohio State, he learned to fly a Taylorcraft army observation plane and earned his pilot’s license.  On December 19, 1948, he married Caroline Hippel Lucas in Coalton, Ohio and she survives.

Don practiced Veterinary Medicine for large and small animals for 47 years in Montpelier and surrounding areas, retiring in 2000. He was a long-time member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Montpelier serving in various leadership roles throughout the church.  Dr. Adams served 24 years on the Montpelier Exempted Village Board of Education, nine years on the Four County Joint Vocational School Board of Education and ten years as a member of the Board of Trustees for Northwest State Community College.  He was a member and past president of the Ohio School Boards Association North West Region.  He was a member and past president of the Montpelier Industrial Development committee, member and past president of the Williams County Historical Society, and a member of the Montpelier American Legion.  

In addition to his passion for community service, Don was an avid reader and life long learner.  He enjoyed sketching, painting, woodworking, traveling and collecting antiques with his wife Caroline.

He is survived by his loving wife of 69 years, Caroline of Perrysburg, Ohio; children, Deborah (Ron) Lilly of Farmington, Connecticut, Elaine (Terry) Moore of Perrysburg, Ohio, Anne (Bob) Boetel of Littleton, Colorado, Grace (Thomas) Frericks of Dayton, Ohio and John (Alison) Adams of Apex, North Carolina; grandchildren Debi Anne Lilly, Aaron Lilly, Megan (Moore) Leonhard, Lucas Moore, Adam Moore, Caroline (Wenzke) Hudson, Kevin Wenzke, Eric Wenzke, Nathan Adams and Colin Adams; and nine great grandchildren.

Don was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Graydon Sherred Adams, Jr. and Ned Robert Adams.

Visitation for Don will be on Sunday, May 20th from 2:00pm – 5:00pm at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Montpelier, 402 East Broad Street, Montpelier, Ohio  43543.  Celebration of Life Services will be on Monday, May 21st at 11:00am, also at St Paul’s United Methodist Church.  Interment will follow at Riverside Cemetery in Montpelier with Military Honors presented by the Montpelier Veterans.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul’s United Methodist Church or the Montpelier Area Foundation to benefit the Montpelier High School Alumni Scholarship fund, P.O. Box 651, Bryan, Ohio  43506.  

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Phyllis Altaffer Smethurst
   Posted Tue May 15, 2018
Debbie and family, My sympathy at the passing of your father. I remember bringing our poodle to his vet office. I also remember spending many times in your parents home. Your family will be in my prayers.

Kevin B Motter/Montpelier American Legion Post 109
   Posted Tue May 15, 2018
Thank you for your service to your community, state and nation. You lived a wonderful and productive life and will be sorely missed by all.

Denise & Phil Muehlfeld
   Posted Tue May 15, 2018
Cherish the wonderful memories that your father has given to you & your beautiful family. Our most sincere condolences. Neece & Phil Muehlfeld

Merrie Harrington
   Posted Wed May 16, 2018
Dear family - I am sorry to hear of Don's passing. As I child, I remember him diligently (and without fear) working with huge animals in trailers in front of the house, the smell of the basement where the animal crates were, seeing the animals and wondering what was wrong with them, what the office looked like, etc... I was always in awe of his ability to work with them. Wonderful memories!
But I must admit I did not remember (or know) the extent of his community contributions and other interests. He was a fascinating man ~ God blessed our lives with him!
Wishing peace in the days to come. With Love - Merrie

Deidre Donaldson
   Posted Wed May 16, 2018
Dear Family - On behalf of the entire Donaldson, Taylor and Schnarre clan, we express our sincere sympathies and joys in celebration of "Doc's" life. So many fond and happy memories to cherish, a devoted marriage to have witnessed, service to God and Country of which to be proud. We love you all and pray for your mom, as well as for your safe journeys as you join together to honor his life.

Martha (Ewers) Daniel
   Posted Thu May 17, 2018
I can remember "doc Adams" coming to our house on just a few occasions when I was a kid. I grew up on a farm, and when we had to call "Doc" is was serious business. He was a man my parents trusted, for all of his knowledge and skills, he always treated people with the upmost respect and the animals with kindness. What a wonderful example he lived for his family and community. Thank you Doc for making the world, especially Northwest Ohio a better place.

Doug and Linda Bible
   Posted Thu May 17, 2018
Dear Caroline, Debbie, Elaine,Grace,Anne & John
We are so very sorry for your loss. Don was a truly special person and it was our honor to have known him.The Bible and Adams families spent many happy times together--wonderful memories we cherish.
Although we can not be there to personally pay our respects, please know that each of you is in our thoughts and prayers.
God Bless!!

Joe and Mary Huston
   Posted Sat May 19, 2018
Dear Adams Family: Our deepest sympathy to all of you in the loss of Dr.Adams. We still have fond memories of being neighbors with all of you. We've never forgotten how John scared Jeff with that"onion bag"mask! Jeff is a Lt.Col. in the Army and stationed in Georgia with his wife and three children. Jackson and twins Caroline and Max.

Joe and Mary Huston
   Posted Sat May 19, 2018
Please add our name at the end of the condolences. Thank you. Joe and Mary Huston

Marilyn Dunseth Moor
   Posted Sat May 19, 2018
My thoughts and prayers are with you and all your families at this time of sorrow.
God Bless you.

Jerry and Anita Van Zile
   Posted Sun May 20, 2018
So very sorry for your loss! Many prayers for all over the next few days and beyond.

Lee and Judy Wretlind
   Posted Sun May 20, 2018
Anne and family we were saddened by the news of your father passing. Another angel got his wings.

Terri O'Brien Morr, Bryan OH
   Posted Sun May 20, 2018
It saddens me to read the news that Don passed. He and Caroline have a special place in my heart. He lived a full life and made the world a better place. His kindness lives on through his family.

Bonnie Warner
   Posted Thu May 24, 2018
Thoughts and prayers to the family. I knew him as the vet for my cat and involvement in many community affairs. He was a special person and will be missed.

Arlean (Harris) Shea
   Posted Sat June 02, 2018
I am sorry for your loss. Your memories will bring you peace of mind and warmth to your heart.

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