Wilma Marie Ades of Clear Lake, age 74 passed away unexpectedly on Monday, November 26, 2018 surrounded by her family.
A celebration of life service will be held on Friday, November 30th at 11:00 a.m. at the Clear Lake Christian Church, 302 Hwy 18 West, Clear Lake with Reverend Drew Rietjens officiating. A one hour gathering of family and friends will be held prior to the service.
A visitation and time to gather will be held Thursday, November 29th from 3-6:00 at the Clear Lake Christian Church, 302 Hwy 18, Clear Lake, Iowa.
Wilma is the wife of Carl. They were married, August 29th, 1964 in Webster City. To this union 4 children were born. Son, Jerry Ades (Sheila), Sioux Falls South Dakota, 3 grandsons; Carter, Dylan, and Brock. Daughter, Beth (Mike) Hanson, Lake Mills, Iowa, 2 grandchildren; T.J (Bethany Gentz), Hannah (Dawson Goodrich). Son, the late Michael Ades (Jami), Garner, Iowa, 3 Granddaughter’s; Sydney (Holden Fitzgerald , Sadhna (Jaydon Launstien), Samara, and Great-Granddaughter Saphira. Son, Mark (Molly) Ades, and very favorite grandbeagle Maxine, Primghar Iowa.
Siblings; Keith (the late Martha) McCollough Webster City, Don (Donna) McCollough Webster City, Jan Burnett Denison Iowa, Kathy (Randy) Guhl of Lakeland, Florida. Brother in-law and sister-in-law Art and Carol Ades of Mason City. And many special lifelong friends who will carry on her memory.
Wilma was avid quilter, seamstress, and cook/baker, and fan of anything her children and grandchildren were participating in from scouting to athletics to the musical arts. All those things moms and grandmas are “required,” to be a fan of.
Words to describe Wilma came easy. Faithful, proud, honest, caring, multi-talented, loyal, opinionated but non-judgemental, caring, patient, compassionate, a collector of special reminders, humble, and baker of “grandma” bread and banana cream pie.
She was currently a passionate volunteer at Clear Lake Christian church, 25 years with Nelson Petroleum, 7 years with Serta in Clear Lake.
Wilma was preceded in death by son Mike, parents William and Bernice McCollough, several brothers-in-laws and sister-in-laws and aunts and uncles.