Mr. David J. Adwell

September 11, 1937August 16, 2010

David J. Adwell, age 72, dearly beloved husband of Gladys (nee Kanstrup), of Cicero and Arlington Heights, Illinois, where he trained horses. His passion was airplanes and flying. A memorial service celebrating David’s life was held on Saturday, September 11th (David's birthday), 2010, at the Mount Auburn Funeral Home.


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Mr. David J. Adwell

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jim arata

September 7, 2010

Dear Gladys, I am sorry I will not be able to attend Daves memorial service on Saturday. Know you have my deepest thoughts and remembrances of Dave and Paul. They trained my horses from the 70s until their retirement.S0 many good times with them it is hard to remember all Please remember me to the Affetos, Motronis, Trippis and all our old friends and youknow they are always thought of kindly. Take care and call me anytime for anything. Jim Arata [DOC]

Gitte Kanstrup

August 31, 2010

Dear Gladys
Please accept our condolences. Our thoughts are with you.
Gitte and family

August 29, 2010

Gladys I am sorry to learn of David's death. He has been in the prayers at Grace and now you & all who mourn his death will continue to be in our prayers. God grant you comfort & strength in the days ahead.
Pastor Rex
Grace Lutheran Church of Lily Lake

August 28, 2010

Dear Gladys,
We are so sorry to hear Dave passed away. Our thoughts are with you.
Per and Linda, Denmark

August 28, 2010

I rode for Dave last Saturday, and I'll ride for him tomorrow...the saddle is on the line! When we made our barrel run on Sat. I had a huge smile on my face. I know he saw it. We set a new arena record. Hopefully tomorrow will be the same. My thoughts and prayers go out to you! Susie

Brad Bunker

August 27, 2010

Dear Gladys,
I am sorry to hear about Dave long battle and his recent passing. I will be thinking of you .

August 25, 2010

Dear Gladys,
We were so sorry to hear of Dave's death. He fought hard against the cancer and surpassed way beyond medical science expectations. May you find strength, as Dave did, to carry on through difficult days. May you know that you are not alone in your grief as others have also travelled your difficult road. Our prayers are with you. Bob & Ann Koehling

August 22, 2010

Dear Gladys - I am at a total loss for words in expressing my sorrow at the passing of my dear friend and mentor Dave. Our friendship began so many years ago and those memories will be with me forever. Please know that I am here if ever there is anything that you need. Your friendships mean that much to me and I will miss this very very special man so very much. God Bless you dear Dave and may the Lord confort you my dear friend Gladys. - - Rick Radlein

Carla Wise

August 21, 2010

Gladys, I am so sorry for your loss. Dave will be missed by many