ADA N. ADAMS, age 100, of Luverne, died Thursday, August 22, 2019, at the Mary Jane Brown Good Samaritan Society in Luverne. She was born October 19, 1918, in Brooks, MN, to Curtis and Leah (Langlois) Noyes. At the age of two and a half, she contracted Infantile Paralysis (polio) and as a result lost the complete use of her right leg. The family moved to a farm, with a log house, near Erskine, MN, where she went to a country school about one and a half miles from the farm place. In 1932, Ada attended Erskine High School and graduated in 1936. After graduation, she trained to be a telephone operator, with the Garden Valley Telephone Company. During the war, she attended schools in Warren, Duluth and Glenwood, MN studying in radio communications, she remained in Minneapolis as a radio CW and radio phone operator for five years.
Ada married Lester E. Adams on May 28, 1947, in Bemidji. The couple moved to Fertile. In 1957, they moved to Luverne where she worked in the office of a produce company and later worked for a tax accountant She also did some part-time work for a tax accountant for seven years, and then took a full time job with Tri-State Insurance Company of Minnesota where she worked for eleven and a half years and then retiring in 1983.
She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Luverne. She enjoyed playing pinochle in a marathon, doing some ceramic at Minnie’s Mud Hut and took radio classes to earn her Novice Ham Radio License; and belonged to the Tri-State Amateur Radio Club. She also enjoyed taking short trips in the spring and fall of the year. She loved spending time with her grandsons, friends, and the fellowship of the church.
Ada is survived by her son, Dr. Curtis (Madonna) Adams, Yankton, SD; three grandsons, Dr. Brent (Coreen) Adams, Yankton, SD; Dr. Jonathon (Sara) Adams, Sioux Falls, SD; and Craig (Katie) Adams, Sioux Falls, SD; seven great-grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; and three step great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Lester on June 8, 1993; a daughter-in-law, Brenda Adams; and five brothers, Fred, Clifford, Johnny, Walter and George Noyes.
Funeral service will be 2 pm Tuesday at the United Methodist Church, in Luverne, officiated by Pastor Theodora Hall. A visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church on Tuesday. Burial will be in the Luverne Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Dingmann Funeral Home, in Luverne is in charge of arrangements.