Firman Adams

December 19, 1927March 11, 2012


Adams, Firman E. Age 84 of Champlin, unexpectedly passed away March 11, 2012 after 61 years of a loving and devoted marriage. Preceded in death by mother, Clara Siverhus, brothers, LeVern Adams, Robert Adams, sister, LeRayne Deforge and grandson, Charles Firman Adams. He proudly served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Boxer. A true craftsman and home builder, he used his loving hands to sculpt wood, creating works of art, though we will remember him most for the remarkable legacy he constructed. He built a wonderful life and loving family with his unconditional love, deep compassion and a never-ending commitment to his loved ones. He was always a prankster; our memories are etched with laughter. He shaped characters with integrity and crafted beautiful hearts—that are now broken—but continue to beat strong. His life was a testimony and extraordinary example to friends and those who knew him. Survived by his loving wife, Dorothy; sister, Phyllis Cacoulidis; daughter, Cheryl (Bill) Freeburg; sons, Craig (Lorrie) Adams, Curt (Katie) Adams, Chuck (Tammy Lannoye) Adams, Chris (Barb) Adams, Chip (Linda) Adams; twenty three grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; and many other loving relatives and friends. We are proud to call him Dad & Grandpa, and we thank him for being an inspiration to many as a husband, father, grandfather and friend. We will forever love and miss him. Visitation Saturday 1pm-3pm, followed by memorial service at 3pm at Gearhart Funeral Home, 11275 Foley Blvd. NW, Coon Rapids.


  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 17, 2012
  • Visitation Saturday, March 17, 2012

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Jean Goth

April 5, 2012

My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

Bob & Kathy Schneider

March 16, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the Adams family.

March 16, 2012

I met Firman in 1976 when he built our home in New Hope. He was a quality man doing quality work. The World needs more people like him!

Chris and Sue Stevens

March 15, 2012

To all the Adams family - we send our sincere condolences on the sad loss of your beloved Firman. What a great legacy of love he has left behind in all of you. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Chris and Sue Stevens

Patty Johnson

March 15, 2012

Dear Cheryl & Family
So sorry for the loss of your father. Our thoughts & prayers are with you all.
Patty (Neuman) & Danny Johnson