Louis “Lou” A. Adams, age 88, of North Branch, passed away Saturday, December 17, 2022 in Lapeer.
Louis was born on March 14, 1934 to Louis A. Adams and Ena Louise Adams (Klock) in Vassar, MI.
Lou grew up in Vassar, MI where he attended school and graduated in 1952 from Vassar High School.
He attended General Motors Institute. Lou then enlisted in the Army 1954 and served in Korea. After returning from serving his country he attended Ferris State, in Big Rapids, MI. from 1956 to 1960 where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences.
Lou worked as a pharmacist in Almont and Romeo for 4 years. He then moved to North Branch in 1964 and owned and operated Adam’s Apotheke for 30 years. Lou would like to thank his friends, his loyal customers, and the North Branch community for supporting him and his business throughout the years.
Lou was diagnosed with Gullain Barre Syndrome (GBS) in 1993 and was hospitalized for five months and then had extensive rehabilitation for years after. You could see him, walking with his leg braces, around the streets of North Branch. He always had a smile, a wave and a great positive attitude.
Lou loved to participate in race walking events and was a proud owner of numerous medals. He won two gold medals in the 1993 Senior Olympics. He was an avid golfer and bridge player. You always knew if Lou was in the room because of his loud, booming laugh.
One of his favorite sayings “If I can make at least one person smile today-then I’ve had a good day!”
Louis is survived by nieces: Christine (Dean) Johnson and Vicky (Art) Yrlas, nephew Bryan Adams, and many other great nieces and nephews. Special thanks to friends Fran Arnold and Lynne Bublitz.
Louis was preceded in death by his parents, sister Joyce Adams, brother Clyde Adams, nephew Louis Adams.
Visitation for Lou will be Tuesday, December 20, 2022, 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM, with the funeral service to follow at 2:00 PM at Blackburn Chapel-Martin Funeral Home, with Rev. Ted Alkins officiating.
Burial will be at Great Lakes National Cemetery.
You may share an online condolence at www.blackburnchapel.com
Arrangements by Blackburn Chapel Martin Funeral Home.