LEDYARD, IOWA – A service of life celebration for Ryan C. Adams, 37, of Ledyard, Iowa, will be at 12 p.m. on Friday, October 8, 2021, at the Chain of Lakes Yacht Club in Fairmont, Minn. A private family funeral will take place at a later date. Tours will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, October 7, 2021 at Fairmont’s Chain of Lakes Yacht Club and will continue one hour prior to service time. Ryan died on Saturday October 2, 2021 following an agricultural accident. Lakeview Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Fairmont helps the family make the arrangements.
On August 29, 1984, Ryan Chad Adams blessed the earth with his presence when he was born in Fairmont, Minn., The son of Byron Adams and Jackie (Schwieger) Hall. His flamboyant nature and love for pushing boundaries were evident in his youth and he loved the adventures that came with life on the farm. Ryan attended school in Granada and graduated from High School Granada with the class of 2003. During this time Ryan was given the nickname Pickles and affectionately called himself “Pickles” everywhere he went. After graduating, Ryan attended Iowa Lakes Community College where he studied diesel mechanics. After graduating, Ryan returned to Granada where he helped cultivate. Ryan loved the outdoors and looked forward to the annual hunting trips. On one of those bear hunting trips to Grand Marias, Minnesota, Ryan took on his toughest hunting challenge when he met Heather Smith. The couple hit it off and learned that they lived a few miles from each other and quickly started dating. On September 29, 2007, Ryan and Heather joined in marriage at Grace Lutheran Church in Fairmont, Minnesota. Together, the couple would settle on a farm near East Chain, Minnesota, and later move to Ledyard, Iowa, where they were blessed with two children, Ryder and Ayden. Ryan lived by the motto of work hard and play hard. He was incredibly good at fixing things, whether it was electronics or completely taking a dirty diesel engine apart and rebuilding it to run flawlessly, he could fix it. Ryan owned and operated Adams Ag LLC and sold seeds to farmers in the area and also owned and operated B&R Pork and Pumping. Ryan even tried making his own beer which he and his many friends enjoyed trying out and sharing laughs. He cherished the time spent with his family and left them fond memories of fishing, camping and even jumping in the field with the tractor. Ryan was extremely proud of his two sons, Ryder and Ayden, and loved his 14-year-old wife, Heather. His passion for life and adventure and his mischievous smile will be sadly missed by those who loved him and called him a friend.
He remains to be cherished in memory, his wife, Heather Adams; sons, Ryder and Ayden; father, Byron Adams; mother, Jackie Hall; three sisters, Kamela (Matt) Stadler, Kasey Adams, Makayla Hall; several nieces and nephews; aunts and uncles, Donald (Linda) Adams, Karla (Berry) Bell, Ernest (MaryAnn) Adams, Karen Adams and John (Sue) Schwieger; as well as many cousins, extended family and friends.
Ryan was predeceased by his grandparents, Betty Lou Schwieger, Vince and Elizabeth Schwieger, and Donald and Florence Adams; the great niece, Braelyn Stadler; and stepfather, David “Toots” Black-smith.