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Richard Dean Adams

January 29, 1961 — June 16, 2023

Iowa City


Richard D. Adams, 62, of Iowa City, passed from this life on Friday, June 16, 2023, at the University of Iowa Hospital. He has been cremated and a celebration of his life will be held Saturday, November 4, 2023, at 4:00 PM, at Coach’s Corner in Iowa City. The Beatty Peterseim Funeral Home is assisting the family. Updates concerning the celebration of life will be posted on their website. Memorial donations can be given in his memory to an animal shelter or humane society of your choice, or the 3 JCP Transplant nursing staff at the University of Iowa. Those donations can be sent to the Peterseim Funeral Home, PO Box 81, Kalona, Iowa, 52247.

Richard Dean Adams was born January 29, 1961, in Iowa City, Iowa, the son of Richard D. and Judith Rae (Dawson) Adams. He graduated from Mid-Prairie High School in 1979. Rich worked at the University of Iowa Hospital for 42 years, retiring in July of 2022. On October 10, 2008, he was united in marriage to Margaret (Wyman) Simons in Coralville. Rich was a 32-year member of the Commemorative Air Force, the Tora Tora Tora Air Show Group and former member of the United Christian and Baptist Church in Kalona, where he was a bell ringer in his youth. He volunteered at the Kalona Chamber of Commerce booth at the Iowa State Fair for 19 years and enjoyed riding mini RAGBRAI. Rich loved air shows, his cats and White Sox baseball.

Survivors include his wife Margaret of Iowa City; two children: Robert Simons of Lincoln, NE, Rachel Simons (Marcus Holloway) of Eugene, OR; sister Joni (Everett) Currier of Shueyville, IA, brother Steven Adams of Rock Island, IL; and father and mother-in-law Robert and Toni Wyman of Beaver Dam, WI.

Preceding Rich in death were his parents.

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