March 4, 2024

Grant County Herald

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Merwin Adams

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Merwin Adams, 100, of Fergus Falls, died Friday, June 23, 2023, at Lake Region Healthcare in Fergus Falls. 

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 22, 2023 at Lawrence Presbyterian Church, rural Wendell, MN, with visitation one hour prior to the service at the church. Clergy: Reverend Kevin Patch. Interment: Lawrence Presbyterian Cemetery, Wendell, MN. 

Merwin Adams was born on August 26, 1922, to Albert and Mary (Shelden) Adams in Wendell, MN. He attended country school in Grant County and graduated from Glenwood High School in 1940. He enjoyed pitching for the Wendell town baseball team. In 1947, Merwin married Marion Johnson. He farmed on the family homestead and founded Adams Seed with his brother Alan in the 1950s. He and Marion raised six girls on the farm before retiring in Fergus Falls in 1986. In 2005, he married Catherine Olson and began spending winters in Mesa, AZ. He was an active, lifelong member of Lawrence Presbyterian Church. Merwin enjoyed reading, meeting new people, visiting with family and friends, traveling, sharing stories of his past, woodworking, gardening, and caring for the land.

He is survived by his wife Catherine Olson-Adams; daughters Ione (Erik Senuty) of Bellingham, WA; Gail (Lars Kvam) of Dombas, Norway; Faith (Eric Hanson) of Minneapolis; and Brenda of Minneapolis; grandchildren Shevaun (Jan), Erich (Stephanie), Elisabeth, Evan, Martin, Abby, Madeline, and Karl; and great-grandchildren Klara, Declan, Valerie, and Cassandra.

He was preceded in death by his first wife Marion, daughters Janet (Jerry) Neupert and Lucile; his parents Albert and Mary; and siblings Clarice (Gerald) Lacey, Donald (Marcine), Irene, and Alan (Ramona).

In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Arrangements provided by Olson Funeral Home in Fergus Falls. Online condolences may be sent to www.olsonfuneralhome.com.

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