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Carl E. Adair

April 8, 1946 — February 9, 2023

Eureka

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Carl Eugene Adair, 76, of Eureka passed away at 2:34 a.m. on Thursday, February 9th, 2023 at his residence.

He was born on April 8th, 1946 in Danville, IL., the son of Marvin Eugene and Gladys June (Warren) Adair. He married Sue Stretch on November 10, 1984. She survives.

Also surviving include his children, Elisabeth (Chris) Mabie of San Martin, California, and Nathan (Wendi) Adair of Eureka, IL, his two grandsons, Caleb Mabie and Camden Adair, sister Phyllis (Nolan) Warner, sister Martha Adair both of Crawfordsville, IN., and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother and two sisters.

Upon graduating from high school, Carl served in the US Air Force from 1965 to 1969 and served much of that time in Germany. He had several long careers, often simultaneously. Most notably, he worked at Caterpillar for 31 years and Early Bird Feed & Fertilizer for 25 years. He also delivered Dodge Vipers to many parts of the country for Roanoke Motors.

Carl loved spending time with family and friends. One of his favorite enjoyments was the weekly coffee nights at the shed with the guys. Carl had a special love for exploring the beauty of Alaska. He would share many of his favorite traveling stories with everyone he knew. He had his small aircraft pilot license for many years and enjoyed traveling. Carl was also an avid fisherman and gardener. He was well known in the community for his vegetable plants as well as for his fresh salsa which was made almost entirely from ingredients grown in his large gardens. In addition, Carl enjoyed spending time at the Eureka Sportsman’s Club with friends and family, also serving time as the president. Carl made friends wherever he went often stating he didn't know a stranger.

He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, February 15, 2023 at Argo-Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in Eureka. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday, February 14, and an hour prior to services on Wednesday. Burial will be in Olio Township Cemetery in Eureka.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Eureka Fire and Rescue. Online condolences may be sent to the family at argoruestmanharris.com.

To send flowers to the family in memory of Carl E. Adair, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Tuesday, February 14, 2023

5:00 - 7:00pm (Central time)

Argo-Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home

508 South Main Street, Eureka, IL 61530

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Visitation

Wednesday, February 15, 2023

9:30 - 10:30am (Central time)

Argo-Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home

508 South Main Street, Eureka, IL 61530

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Starts at 10:30am (Central time)

Argo-Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home

508 South Main Street, Eureka, IL 61530

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Burial

Wednesday, February 15, 2023

11:45am - 12:15pm (Central time)

Olio Township Cemetery

1015 S Main St, Eureka, IL 61530

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