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Donald Frank Adolfs

Donald Frank Adolfs

Donald Frank Adolfs, age 86, of Quincy, died on Thursday, December 23, 2021 in Blessing Hospital. He was born on July 6, 1935 in Quincy, Illinois the son of John & Lois (Greene) Adolfs. He married Frances Giesing on January 7, 1956 at St. Francis Catholic Church and celebrated 65 years of marriage . She survives.

Don worked at the Electric Wheel, retiring after 28 years of service. He then later worked for the City of Quincy as a Risk Manager, retiring after 9 years.

Don was a 4th Degree member of the Knights of Columbus Council #583, serving as financial secretary for 32 years, deputy Grand Knight in 2008, was also a Trustee for several years and manager of the K of C driving range in recent years. He was also a member of the Mart Heinen Club, the Elks, the QND Booster Club, was a volunteer at Blessing Hospital, Meals on Wheels and RSVP Program. Don was also a Quincy Park District Commissioner for 8 years.

Don also enjoyed bowling, golf and played softball for many years. He was also an avid Cardinal Baseball fan.

In addition to his wife, Don is also survived by:
TWO CHILDREN: Tony Adolfs (Daphne Werner) of Plainfield, IL and Amy Herman (Randy) of Quincy.
SEVEN GRANDCHILDREN: Tyler Adolfs (Rachel Kulhanek), Alexis Adolfs, Madison Adolfs and Lukas Adolfs, Peyton Herman, Kendall Herman and Jordan Herman.
Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister: Mary Lou Neisen along with her husband Orville, and a brother: Jack Adolfs.

Funeral services will be held held on Wednesday, December 29, 2021 at 1:00 PM in St. Peter Catholic Church. Interment in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Tuesday evening from 4:00 until 6:00 PM at St. Peter Catholic Church. Memorials may be made to Quincy Notre Dame High School, St. Jude's Childrens Hospital and Knights of Columbus TV Mass for Shut-ins.

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From:
Patty Maples
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Don we will miss seeing you on Sunday morning eating breakfast. Rest in piece my friend.
From:
Kelly Cabrera
Quincy, IL
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I use to deliver the newspaper to him and his wife for a couple of years before taking another job. Very nice and caring man.
From:
Wanda O'Hara
Quincy, IL
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Dear Fran,
You have my Deepest Sympathy;
Will keep you in my prayers.

God Bless,
Wanda O'Hara
From:
Jerry & Emma Eldridge
Quincy, IL
Comments:
We are deeply saddened by the passing of Don, a friend for over 50 years. May he rest in eternal peace!
From:
Dick & PAT Wentura
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Dear Family, Thinking of you and remembering a good man, Don
From:
Laura Megown
Quincy, IL
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Fran- I am sorry for your loss. Don was a one if a kind guy!
From:
Kathy Ginster
Gulf Shores, AL
Comments:
Fran, I am so sorry to hear about Don. He was one of my favorite friends of dad. He will be greatly missed.

Love and prayers, Kathy
From:
Billy&Laverne Meyer
Quincy, IL
Comments:
I worked with Donald at the City of Quincy. He was always a good and positive influence. Thanks for his service to the City. God Bless all of his family.
From:
Danny Vahlkamp
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Fran, My sincere condolences. I wonder what mischief he and Skip are up to.
From:
Deanna Vahle
Quincy, IL
Comments:
So sorry for your loss. I've only known Don for the past 4 years but he was always pleasant to talk to when I'd see him at the KC. Sending prayers to his family.
From:
Brenda Obert
Palmyra, MO
Comments:
Knew Don when I worked for the city and also at Blessing. Always enjoyed visiting with him. Prayers for his family, I'm sorry for your loss.
From:
Christina Hays
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Fran, Amy & family I am so sorry for your loss he will be missed by all who knew him sending prayers at this difficult time.
From:
Pat & Debbie Hudgens
Elgin, IL
Comments:
Tony and family
Debbie and i are so sorry to hear of your loss.
From his obituary, it is sure he was a wonderful man and served his community in many ways.

We hope that God will give you comfort during this time of mourning.
Pat & Debbie Hudgens
From:
John and Greta Read
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Don always brought smiles to our faces at QU basketball games, and we could count on a little commentary! The last time we saw you two, we were discussing tickets for this year. So sorry for your loss, Fran.
From:
Sister JoAn Schullian
Decatur, IL
Comments:
Fran and family,
I am thinking of you and praying for Don, you and your family. I cherish the memories I have of Don. May he experience the fullness of God's love and peace.
God give you comfort and peace.
Sister JoAn Schullian, OSF
From:
Connie Roan
Quincy, IL
Comments:
My thoughts and prayers go out to your family Don was a good guy Always enjoyed seeing him Sending my love Connie Roan
From:
Don and Donna Schutte
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Fran, So sorry for your loss.
He was one of a kind. We will miss visiting with him at the KC. Sorry we missed the visitation. We had every intention of going but had some medical issues come up. Keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers 🙏🏻
Don and Donna Schutte
From:
Ron and Melody Clark
Chatham, IL
Comments:
Fran, we are sorry to hear of Don's passing. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. May God grant you comfort and peace.
From:
Jeff Kushan
Vienna, VA
Comments:
Sorry to hear of Don's passing. We were neighbors and boyhood friends and classmates at the old St. Peter School at 1th and State.
Many a fond memory of good times spent together.
Condolences to Don's family.
Jeff Kushan
From:
Nova Dopheide
Marion, IA
Comments:
Fran, So sorry for your loss. You have my deepest sympathy.