Rita M. Adams
Madison – Rita M. Adams, age 86, passed away on Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at Agrace Hospice following a short illness.
She was born at home in Plain, WI on October 12, 1927, the daughter of Sylvester and Mary (Walsh) Kraemer. Rita was married to Thomas D. Adams on September 22, 1948.
She is survived by eight children; Pamela Bauman, Peter, Paul and Phillip Adams and Phyliss Heleniak, all of Madison, Paulette (David) Butterfield of Mauston, Perry (Tami) Adams of Lone Rock and Penny (John) Coughlin of LaJolla, CA; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, five sisters; Marcelyn Amann, Rosemary (Darrell) Plath, Delphine Koenig, Elsie Perkins and Judy (John) Keenan; five brothers, Cyril (Florence), Wendall, Marvin, James and Alan Kraemer and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas D. Adams, son Patrick G., daughter Patricia Morton; a granddaughter Ann Marie Bauman, son-in-law Wilbur R. Bauman; parents, one sister Agatha Ralstad, four brothers Aiden, Harold, Joseph and Leon; four brothers-in-law, Don Harwood, Richard Amann, Merle Koenig, and Raymond Perkins, Sr.; and one sister-in-law Dorothy Kraemer.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, June 9, 2014 at ST. PETER CATHOLIC CHURCH, 5001 N. Sherman Ave, Madison, at 12:00 Noon, with Msgr. Charles Schluter officiating. Burial will be held at Roselawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be held on Sunday, June 8, 2014 at RYAN FUNERAL HOME, 2418 N. Sherman Ave., Madison from 2:00 – 5:00 pm, with a Rosary Service being held at 5:00 p.m., and again at the church on Monday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of mass.
In lieu of flowers and/or money please donate to the American Diabetes Association, Agrace HospiceCare or your favorite charity.
The family wishes to thank the staff at Agrace HospiceCare Center.
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Ryan Funeral Home & Cremation Services 2418 N. Sherman Ave. 608-249-8257