Richard J. Adelman, age 90, of Cazenovia, passed away Tuesday, July 28, 2020. He was born on February 14, 1930 in Westford Township, Richland County, Wisconsin, the son of Edward L. and Martha (Dvorak) Adelman. On September 4, 1954 he was united in marriage to Imelda T. Lins at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Reedsburg. This marriage was blessed with six children. Richard and Mel farmed in the Cazenovia area. He also drove for Daly Distributing, C&H, and hauled milk for Carr Valley Cheese. He loved to fish and hunt, and was a Hunter Education instructor. Richard had also been an EMT in Cazenovia for many years. He was one of the founding members of HAWK Lodge LLC in Mercer, WI, and a member of the Caz Turkey Busters. He was a lifelong member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Cazenovia.
Rich was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Martha Adelman; son-in-law, John Klang; brother and best friend, Don; sister-in-law, Letha Adelman; sister, Marcella; and brother-in-law, Ralph Kraemer.
He is survived by his wife, Imelda “Mel” Adelman of Cazenovia; children Ann (Ron) Maxwell of Spring Green, Robert (Deb) Adelman of Reedsburg, Susan (Brian) Wilbrandt of Cazenovia, Dennis Adelman of Cazenovia, Judy (Tom) Poellmann of Madison, and David Adelman of Cazenovia; grandchildren: Jeremy Adelman, Megan (Phillip) Durrstein, Dusty (Michelle) Maxwell, Nicholas (Jessica) Adelman, Kyle (Addie Peper) Adelman, Kristi (Todd) Marsicek, Kerri (John) Delaney, Derek Klang, Jeffrey (Kimberly) Poellmann, and Timothy (fiancé Madeline Burgess) Poellmann; 19 great grandchildren; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Donald Dwyer, Bernadine Beck, Mavis Lins, Lois Lins Degener, and Gary (Virginia) Lins; many nieces and nephews, and other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be on Monday, August 3, 2020, from 9:00 AM until 11:00 AM at St Anthony’s Catholic Church in Cazenovia. Private family Mass will begin at 11:00 AM with Father Nathan Thanaise officiating. Burial will follow Anthony’s Cemetery. Masks will be required in church. The Farber Funeral Home, Reedsburg, is assisting the family.
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