Carl H. Adden, 95, Isabelle L. Adden, 92


Carl Herman Adden and Isabelle “Izzie” Lucille (Masilonus) Adden both died on Tuesday, June 8, 2021.

A joint visitation will be held Saturday, June 12, from 9 to 11 a.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Nokomis. A joint funeral service will follow, beginning at 11 a.m. at the church. Burial will be held at St. Paul’s Cemetery in Nokomis. Stiehl-Dawson Funeral Home in Nokomis is assisting the family.

Mr. Adden was born on Sept. 23, 1925, in Nokomis, to Louis and Helena (Hueschen) Adden. Mrs. Adden was born Jan. 22, 1929, in Nokomis, to Peter Pauline (Droltz) Masilonus. The couple married on Feb. 21, 1953, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and were married for 68 years.

He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. She was also confirmed in the Lutheran faith.

Mr. Adden was raised in rural Nokomis and attended Walker School and St. Paul’s Lutheran School. Mrs. Adden was raised in Coalton and graduated from Nokomis High School in 1947. She continued her education at Brown’s Business College in Decatur and worked as a secretary to both State Rep. Edward Shafer and Attorney Kenneth Moss.

Mr. Adden honorably served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was stationed at Camp Sheridan in Chicago, Camp Hood in Texas and Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri. He was sent into active duty in Germany and fought at the Battle of the Bulge.

After returning from World War II, Mr. Adden worked for the Montgomery County Farm Service until he became a full-time farmer, retiring at the age of 85. He farmed with family and enjoyed farming with his two grandsons starting in the mid-1990s. He loved the outdoors, working in the fields and taking great pride in his garden.

Mrs. Adden was a devout housewife. She enjoyed writing poetry and loved the flowers that were planted around her home. The couple both enjoyed spending time with their three grandsons and six great-grandchildren.

They are survived by their daughter, Carla Marley of Morrisonville; three grandsons, Timothy (wife Amy) Marley of Springfield, Aaron (fiancee Jamie) Marley of Nokomis and Nicholas (wife Lexy) Marley of Nokomis; six great-grandchildren, Brooklyn Renae, Jordyn Jeremiah, Easton Aaron Carl, Isabella “Izzy” Jane, Jace Ryan and Baylor Patrick; and many nieces and nephews.

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