Theodore Ernest Adams

Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Sunday, November 10, 1940
Date of Death:
Thursday, June 13, 2019
Age:
78 years old

Visitation

Date: Friday June 28, 2019
Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home [ view map ]

Second Visitation

Date: Saturday June 29, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Location: St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church [ view map ]

Memorial Mass

Date: Saturday June 29, 2019
Time: 10:30 am

Location: St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church [ view map ]

Burial

Location: Calvary Cemetery [ view map ]

Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Sunday, November 10, 1940
Date of Death:
Thursday, June 13, 2019
Age:
78 years old
Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Sunday, November 10, 1940
Date of Death:
Thursday, June 13, 2019
Age:
78 years old

Theodore Ernest Adams

It is with great sadness that the family of Theodore E. Adams, 78, of Rochester , MN, gives notice of his death on Thursday, June 13, 2019 from complications of Lewy Body Dementia. He died at home peacefully, surrounded by his family.

Ted was born November 10, 1940 in Stacyville, Iowa to Ernest and Clara (Thome) Adams during the Armistice Day Blizzard. He graduated from Visitation High School in 1959. On July 4, 1959, he joined the United States Marine Corps. In 1973, he married his wife Carol M. Akervik and the couple lived in Rochester. After earning his nursing degree, he continued his education and became a CRNA. He worked at the Mayo Clinic as a Nurse Anesthetist for 29 years.

Ted loved his career; caring for people was his passion. He was proud of his work in the Anesthesia Department at the Mayo Clinic. He loved his family fiercely. Ted’s interests were endless. He loved flowers, birds and fishing. He loved all things history and attended the Scott Hosier WWII Round Table religiously. A cause he was particularly dedicated to was support of veteran’s organizations. Ted was essential in helping to create SE Minnesota Honor Flight and was active in the Marine Corps League.

Ted will be lovingly remembered and missed greatly by his wife of 45 years, Carol; children, Amanda (Jamie), and Zac (Ginny); grandchildren, Kara, Eleanor, Kaylee, Charlie, and Isaac; siblings, Louise, and Veronica; and numerous family members and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Clara Adams; siblings, Eugene, Adams, Walter Adams, and Teresa Mauer; and son, Jeffery Warner.

The memorial Mass for Ted will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 29, 2019 at St. Francis Catholic Church in Rochester with Rev. James Berning officiating. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, June 28 in the River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home and one hour prior to the Mass at St. Francis on Saturday. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery.

Memorials are preferred to the Marine Corps League Thor Detachment #606 of Rochester, Seasons Hospice or charity of your choice.

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Carol, Amanda, Zac and the entire family.  Our thoughts and prayers are yours as you walk this path.  We will fondly remember gatherings at your home, Ted's graciousness and especially his knowledge shared of orchids.  His plants were his "babies".  May you find peace and joy in your memories.  Fondly, Jan Carlson, Gary & Lindy Pestello

Carol and family, wishing you peace and healing. 

Dear Carol, 


  I never had the pleasure of meeting Ted but he sounds like a most wonderful and kind person. Hoping and praying your memories of good times shared will keep you uplifted. May you be comforted by God’s love for you and your family. In Christ Jesus, Dottie Brama SMSN ‘67

I had the pleasure of working with Ted at St Marys.  He always had good bit of wit to share.  He was a good dude and I am sorry for your loss.


Chuck Tomasek RT(R)

Aunt Carol Amana and Zac 


Our deepest sympathy to all of you. Uncle Ted was a great man who will be deeply missed by everyone, there are lots of great memories.


Julene and Jim 

So sorry. I have thought of you and Ted often since we meant for lunch. May your memories of Ted bring you peace and your faith bring you solace. Sharon

Semper Fi. 

Carol & Children & Grandchildren, we were so sorry to hear of Ted,s passing. He was quite a guy! I remember the fishing trip he & Jim went on to Lake Michigan. He and I were hired at Mayo at the same time. Lots of “work memories.” Our thoughts are with all of you during this hard time. Sandi & Jim Beier

Dear Carol,  my deep condolences on the passing of your husband. It sounds as if he.was a  wonderful person who cared greatly for others. I pray that over time you find peace, and solace in your family.


Love, Sue

Carol & family,  


Our very deepest sympathy to you and your family!  You are in our thoughts and prayers!

Aunt Carol, Amanda,& Zach and families. My heart goes out to you guys. Uncle Ted will be missed dearly. He was a great man!