Dessie Arlene Adams, 93, died Oct. 5, 2022, at Rocky Knoll Health Care Center; where she has resided since April 2016. Her previous residence was on Frederick St in Plymouth, WI. Dessie was born on April 14, 1929 on a farm in Juneau County near Wonewoc, WI. She was the daughter of the late Preymer and Dessie Mary (Sutherland) Rynes. When he was three, his family moved to a farm near Camp Douglas, WI. When she was five, they moved to Vernon County and settled near Ontario and Mount Tabor, WI, known as “Johnny Cake.” She attended Fairview Elementary School. Dessie has always admired the beauty of the hills and valleys of the region. Dessie graduated from Ontario High School in 1946. After graduation, she moved to Madison, WI, and worked at Rennebohm’s Drug Store on State Street from 1947 to 1955. It was there that she met Oren Edwin Adams, the love of his life. On June 30, 1948, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Mount Tabor, WI, Dessie married Oren. In 1955 they moved to Plymouth, WI. That’s when they bought Fifrick’s Drug Store at 227 East Mill Street. While raising seven children, she decided to become a stay-at-home mom. As her children grew up, Dessie worked at the pharmacy. She continued to work and retired in 2002. Throughout her life in Plymouth, Dessie was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Survivors include two sons and three daughters: Steven (Bette Rae), Robert (Sara), Deborah Reilly, Helen Adams of Plymouth, WI, and Margaret (Pete) Zimmermann of Jackson, WI. One brother: James (Bernadette) Rynes of Ontario, WI. Grandchildren: Ryan (Joanna) Reilly, Christopher (Katie) Reilly, Nicole (Aron) Pankow, Amy (Alan) Barrows, Chad Adams, Jordan (Stephanie) Adams, Mitchell (Lori) Adams, Lindley (William) Mauer and Alaina (Dillon) Harvey. Great-grandchildren: Aiden Reilly, Zayda and Sophia Pankow, Elizabeth, Allison and Henry Barrows, Wilson and Kennedy Adams, Owen Reilly, Grace and Charlotte Mauer; and Mitchell and Addi Baumann. Also survived by several other nieces, nephews and family friends. Dessie was predeceased by; her parents, her husband, Oren; son, Edward, daughter, Jane, son-in-law, William Reilly; grandson, Jamie Reilly; brother, Floyd Rynes, two sisters, Helen West and Joy Elizabeth Rynes; Four brothers-in-law, Allen Adams, Robert Adams, Bob West and Felix Zalewski; four sisters-in-law, Charlotte Adams, Margaret Adams, Elaine Zalewski and Marie Rynes. The Christian Burial Mass will be held at St John the Baptist Catholic Church, Plymouth at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, October 21, 2022. The pastor of the church, Father Philip Reifenberg, will officiate. Visitation will take place at the CHURCH from 10:00 a.m. until time of Mass. The private family burial will take place on Monday, October 24, 2022 in the parish cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial in Dessie’s name to: St. Vincent de Paul Society, John Wayne Cancer Institute, or Leukemia Society of Wisconsin. Suchon Funeral Home and Cremation Services serve the family. For online condolences, please visit www.suchonfh.com. Dessie’s family would like to extend a special thank you to the nurses and staff at Rocky Knoll Health Care Facility and Sharon S. Richardson Hospice for all of the care and compassion you have provided her over the years. Thank you to all Adams Pharmacy employees and customers for all of your support over the many years of business, you were all part of our family.
Posted on October 12, 2022
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