Eric Linn Adams, one of two sons of Robert D. and Panzy (Reeves) Adams, was born April 16, 1961, in Auburn, Nebraska. He grew up in Peru, Nebraska and attended Peru Elementary School. Eric went to Middle and High Schools in Auburn, graduating in 1980. Growing up he loved riding motorcycles, hunting, and fishing. He later attended the Nebraska Law Enforcement Training Academy Basic #105.

On February 21, 1981, Eric was united in marriage to Pamela J. Simmons, his high school sweetheart. They made their home in rural Auburn and would be blessed with a son, Lee, and twin daughters Joni, and Jeni.

Eric was a member of the Auburn Christian Church, having been baptized in 2005. He was a Cub Scout Leader, Auburn City-Rec Coach, and served as President of the School Board for District #6 Cochran School. Eric was a member of the Auburn Eagles Club, Nemaha County Giving Hope Cancer Fund, and the Auburn Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad, where he was qualified as an EMT.

Surrounded by family, Eric passed away at his home near Auburn on Thursday, December 28, 2023, at the age of 62 years, 8 months, and 12 days. He was preceded in death by his father Robert, father-in-law (and friend) Ron Simmons, his grandparents, many aunts and uncles, and his little angel Skye Seitz.

Eric is remembered with love by his wife Pam of Auburn; son Lee and wife Kelsey of Council Bluffs, IA; daughters Joni and husband Andrew Falk of Auburn, Jeni and husband Nathan Seitz of Auburn; grandchildren Harley, Jack, Elle, Sophie, Casey; mother Panzy Adams of Auburn; brother James (Rebecca) Adams of Lawson, MO; mother-in-law Carol Simmons of Nemaha; sisterin- law Lisa (George) Schmidt of Tecumseh; nephews Lance Adams, Collin (Kirstin) Adams, Jordan (Marissa) Schmidt; great-nieces Bellemy Adams, Morgan Schmidt; great-nephews Roran and Elijah Schmidt; aunts, uncles, cousins, and many, many friends.

A funeral service was held Saturday, January 6, 2024, at the ACC Family Life Center in Auburn, officiated by Pastor Robb Maddox and Don Wamsley. Serving as casket bearers were Alan Riggins, James Parsons, Brian Johnson, Jim Kattes, Brian Moody, and Jerry Adams. Honorary bearers were Lavell Clark, Dick Moody, Dan White, Jim Haith, George Schmidt, Gary Adams, Randy Boan, Gary Boan, Rob Sandersfeld, Jesse Blaser, Mike Larkin, Steve Carey, Renee Vice, Gail Mayer, Leslie Bruns, Renee Critser, Duff Jensen, Sean Caradori, Bill Rowell, Colin Caudill, Nemaha County Sheriffs Department, Nebraska State Patrol, Auburn Volunteer Fire Department, (deceased) Ron Simmons, Mark Williams, Lanny Clark, Marty Kelsay, and Clinton Reeves. Burial followed in Nemaha Cemetery at Nemaha.

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