Jake Adema, 75, of Payson, died April 27, 2009 in Payson. He was born in Pease, Minn.
Mr. Adema married Inez Folta in September 1956. She preceded him in death December 1999. He also was preceded in death by two sisters and three brothers.
He is survived by three sisters, Ethel and husband Jay Hakes, Alice Slater and Corella Adema, all of Minnesota; his special friend, Tommye Mallory of Payson; and numerous other relatives. He was loved and safe guarded by his favorite niece, Sharon VanCleave and husband Ray of Scottsdale.
He will be greatly missed by all who knew him and remember his humor, bright blue eyes, candor and mischievous nature.
A U.S. Army veteran, serving during the mid 1950s, Mr. Adema was a member of the American Legion 69 in Payson for 10 years.
A service will be held, with honor guard, at 1 p.m., Sunday, May 24 at the American Legion in Payson.