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Elmer Claud Adcock

Born - Tuesday, January 2, 1906

Tecumseh, Johnson County, Nebraska

Married - Tuesday, July 2, 1935

Saint Joseph, Buchanan County, Missouri

Died - Thursday, April 8, 2004

Shenandoah, Iowa

Buried - Rose Hill Cemetery
Shenandoah, Page County, Iowa


Elmer Adcock



Elmer Adcock




Elmer C. Adcock

Elmer C. Adcock, the fourth of eleven children born to Joseph Lee and Minnie J. (Combs) Adcock was born January 2, 1906, in Tecumseh, Nebraska, and passed away April 8, 2004, in Shenandoah, Iowa, at the age of 98 years.
After living for a short time at Brock, Nebraska, the family moved to a Ranch in western Nebraska near Ainsworth, where Elmer received his education. As a young man in high school he would hire out to neighboring ranchers working for his board and room in order to have one less mouth to feed at home. With eight boys in the family it was told that they were for ever playing practical jokes on each other.
After high school, during the depression, Elmer would seek employment anywhere he could. From driving a team of horses, breaking horses for the railroad, building a road in Kansas, working in a bakery in Auburn, Nebraska, and as a cook on a river boat on the Missouri river, he would earn as much as 50 cents per day. Elmer would try just about anything.
On July 2, 1935, Elmer was united in marriage to Hilda Bohling in St. Joseph, Missouri, and to this union; Marvin, Nadine, Linda and Barbara were born. Elmer was a man with many skills. He worked as a tenant farmer in several locations in Southeast Nebraska and for a short time as a carpenter at the Mead Ammunition plant during World War II. After the war, Elmer returned to farming until 1948 when he decided to earn a living by driving a truck from coast to coast. He later worked as a school bus mechanic in Milford, Nebraska, where they lived for several years and then in Farragut, Iowa, where he retired. After retirement Elmer continued to be active doing various jobs in the area, including operating his own greenhouse and a small engine and lawn mower repair shop. Before his eyesight began to fail, Elmer built a grandfather clock for each of his children.
Elmer enjoyed camping, fishing, boating, hunting and driving a car. He would often play cards with his friends at Leisure Hall in Farragut. He was a former member of the I.O.O.F. and a member of Farragut United Methodist Church.
Preceding Elmer in death were his parents; brothers, Glen, Joe, Charles, Clarence, Bill, Ralph, Vernon, and Cecil; and sisters, Helen, Bernice, Lula and Dollie.
Survivors include Elmer’s wife, Hilda of Farragut; son and daughter-in-law, Marvin and Jackie Adcock of Shenandoah; daughters and sons-in-law, Nadine and Phil Fahrlander of Minden, Nebraska, Linda and Michael Elze of Gainesville, Virginia and Barbara and Kevin Meier of Indianola, Iowa. Also surviving is a brother, Harold Adcock and wife, Millie, of Auburn, Nebraska; 10 grandchildren, Don and Dean Adcock, Eric and Jeff Fahrlander, Patrick and Timothy Elze and Mark, Nick, Jake and Haleigh Meier; and 8 great grandchildren; plus other relatives and friends.

Memorials may be directed to the Farragut Fire and Rescue.

A luncheon with the family will follow at Leisure Hall in Farragut, hosted by the Farragut Methodist Church Women, following interment services in Rose Hill Cemetery.



Wife - Hilda Barbara Auguste (Bohling) Adcock

Hilda B. Adcock

Born - July 3, 1914

Family Home, Near Auburn, Nebraska



Son - Marvin Leroy Adcock

Born- January 12, 1937

Daughter - Ruth Nadine (Adcock) Fahrlander

Born - July 11, 1939


Daughter - Linda Joann (Adcock) Elze

Born - February 12, 1946


Daughter - Barbara Jean (Adcock) Meier

Born - February 13, 1956



˝Sister - Lula J. (Adcock) Arnold

Born - July 29, 1888 - Nebraska


˝Sister - Dollie M. (Adcock) Hampton

Born - February 6, 1890

˝Brother - Joseph Quincy Adcock

Born - September 3,1892



Brother - Charles Monroe Adcock

Born - October 9,1898 - Nebraska

Veteran World War IIBrother - Lester Clarence Adcock

Born - April 17, 1901

Sister - Bernice Adcock

Born - January 29, 1905

Died - March 21, 1905

Buried - March 23, 1905

Tecumseh Cemetery

Tecumseh, Johnson County, Nebraska

Block -183   Lot - 3


Brother - Cecil Lee Adcock

Born - September 23, 1903

Brother - Vernon Richard Adcock

Born - May 23, 1908

Brother - Harold  Edwin Adcock

Born - November 2, 1909


Brother - Glen Adcock

Born -January 13, 1911

Died -February 24, 1911

Veteran World War IIBrother - Marion Frances "Bill" Adcock

Born - May 6, 1912 - Nebraska

Died - January 31, 1982

Buried - February 3, 1982

Tecumseh Cemetery

Tecumseh, Johnson County, Nebraska

Block -183   Lot - 3


Brother - Ralph Adcock

Born - Friday, January 30, 1914

Sister - Helen Evelyn Adcock

Born - December1916 - Nebraska

Died -1929

Buried - Tecumseh Cemetery

Tecumseh, Johnson County, Nebraska

Block -183   Lot - 3



Father - Joseph Lee Adcock

Mother - Minnie Jane (Combs) Adcock




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