Robert E. Adams, 79, of Rochester, passed away Sept. 9, 2019, at his home.

Robert was born May 28, 1940, in Gilroy, Calif., to John and Betty (Mosegard) Adams. After graduating from high school, Robert began working for I.B.M. at the age of 19. In 1967, in Sioux Falls, S.D., Robert married Randa "Randy" Waldron. Robert worked as an engineer for I.B.M. for 35 years before retiring but even in retirement, he continued to work as a consultant for various companies. He was a history buff, enjoyed hunting and spending time with his beloved dog, Rosie.

Robert loved to travel, spanning 40 countries, taking in all the beautiful scenery and customs with his wife, Randy. Some of his favorite places were Australia, New Zealand, Denmark, Russia, Norway and Lake Tahoe. Above all, Robert loved spending time and making memories with his family. He was smart, funny yet serious, a proud and generous man. Robert was a faithful and devoted husband, father and grandfather.

Robert is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Randy; children, Michael Adams of Santa Clara, Calif., John (Michelle) Adams of Gilroy, Calif., Kim Adams of Oronoco, and Julie (Eric) Lovestrand of Minnetonka; grandchildren, Cody Clausen and Ellie Lovestrand; sisters, Barbara (Ralph) Hemphill and Susan (Leonard) Priest; and several nieces and nephews. Robert was preceded in death by his parents, John and Betty.

A private family service will be held at a later date in Lake Tahoe.

Gift of Life Transplant House is a very special place to the Adams family; please direct all memorial contributions to Gift of Life Transplant House, 705 Second St. SE, Rochester, MN 55902.

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