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Jill  Stacy (Puvogel) Adamski

Jill Stacy (Puvogel) Adamski
  • August 13, 1965 - November 11, 2018
  • Hickory Corners, Michigan
  • Gull Lake Community Schools Foundation
    10100 East D Avenue
    Richland, MI 49083
  • Sherman Lake YMCA Outdoor Center
    6225 North 39th Street
    Augusta, MI 49012

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“I just saw that Jill passed away and my heart broke. I would go to Dave and Jill's house for weekends and play with the kids, hang out and just have...Read More »
1 of 37 | Posted by: Katie Gulliver (Bair) - MI

“David and family, so sorry to hear of Jill's passing. One only needed to meet Jill once to know she was a wonderful wife,mother and person. Our...Read More »
2 of 37 | Posted by: A friend

“We are saddened about your loss. Continued prayers. Love, Marvin and Stacy Young ”
3 of 37 | Posted by: Stacy Young - Portage, MI

“Jill was our first babysitter when we lived near Vicksburg, since we had known her parents for many years. She was a wonderful, caring and competent...Read More »
4 of 37 | Posted by: Tom and Connie Speers - kalamazoo, MI

“We will so miss Jill's beautiful smile and warmest welcome at the Y. Our sincere sympathies and prayers to all her family.Bob and Sandy Feltch ”
5 of 37 | Posted by: Bob and Sandy Feltch

“My heartfelt sympathys go out to the family and friends during this difficult time. I hope the words in 1 Thessalonians 4 : 14 can bring you some...Read More »
6 of 37 | Posted by: A friend

“She will be missed by every one. Our thoughts and prayers to family ”
7 of 37 | Posted by: Kathy Grimes - Battle Creek, MI

“The world lost a special person when Jill left us! I never saw her without a smile on her face! Your family will be in our prayers ! Rest...Read More »
8 of 37 | Posted by: Sue and Bob Alkema family - MI

“Life deals us tragedies, and pain, and unexpected sorrows. I am so heartbroken to hear about the loss of Jill. I would also like to say that Life...Read More »
9 of 37 | Posted by: A friend

“My heart is broken, truly. My love and sympathy go out to her family. I am a cousin to Jill and I have so many great memories of us as little kids...Read More »
10 of 37 | Posted by: Tisha Greco - Harper Woods, MI

“She was a beautiful lady in so many ways.I miss her at the Y.My prayers to her family.Eleanor Fry ”
11 of 37 | Posted by: Eleanor Fry - Galesburg, MI

“Dave, Jeffery and Family. I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your wife and mother. I so enjoyed the years of coaching you Jeffery and getting to...Read More »
12 of 37 | Posted by: David Bauman - Battle Creek, MI

“Jill was a truly beautiful soul and will be greatly missed! Our hearts go out to her family and all that loved Jill.The Loney Family ”
13 of 37 | Posted by: Mary Loney - Kalamazoo, MI

“The Sherman Lake Y is the center of my universe and Jill was the center of the Sherman Lake Y. Never have I met a more classy, energetic and kind...Read More »
14 of 37 | Posted by: Jeffrey Moore - Galesburg, MI

“Sincere condolences to all of Jill's family,Jill and I were not close. However, knowing her surely had a positive impact on me.We became friends...Read More »
15 of 37 | Posted by: Jason Colosky - Galesburg, MI

“The Harma family extends our deepest sympathy to the Adamski family. May you know much the community cares. Jill was a very special light in our...Read More »
16 of 37 | Posted by: A friend

“Jill was in my very first class of students at Sunset Elementary in Vicksburg. She was a sweetie from day one. I met her again years later while...Read More »
17 of 37 | Posted by: Carolyn Hill - Vermilion, OH

“To the Adamski family members, Jill is (and always will be) one of the most beautiful women I know, on the inside as well as the outside. She was a...Read More »
18 of 37 | Posted by: Mindy Kulasa - Richland, MI

“My sincerest condolences to the adamski families, and friends of Jill. I am so sorry. Love, Kelly Ellis ”
19 of 37 | Posted by: Kelly Ellis - Zephyrhills, FL

“As a newbie in Richland, Mi with no job, I stepped into Sherman Lake Y and there she was, heaven sent with a big smile. Opened a spot for me as a...Read More »
20 of 37 | Posted by: Mara Acuna - Simpsonville, SC

“Our heartfelt sympathy to the family Jill loved so much. Her beautiful children and sweet husband, may her memory be eternal. Jill was important to...Read More »
21 of 37 | Posted by: A friend

“The Lawless Family of Eagle Michigan would like to express our deepest condolences to Dave and the entire Adamski Family. We hope that our prayers...Read More »
22 of 37 | Posted by: Dave Lawless - GM-Lansing, MI

“My heart goes out to the Adamski clan, and all of the many friends and community members who knew and loved my friend Jill. We are all enriched by...Read More »
23 of 37 | Posted by: Jeff Brown - Richland, MI

“Dave, so sorry to hear about Jill. Thinking of you and your family.Brett Crow ”
24 of 37 | Posted by: A friend

“Dave and family, I'm so sorry for your loos. May Jill rest in peace, and may God help you with your sorrow and grief. ”
25 of 37 | Posted by: Tom Zapal

“Words cannot express how deeply sorry I am for the family and friends of Jill. She was an extremely lovely, gracious, compassionate person and will...Read More »
26 of 37 | Posted by: A friend

“We are heartbroken that Jill's life has been taken from us far too soon. We will always have fond memories of Jill! As my boss while on the GL Board...Read More »
27 of 37 | Posted by: Joni and Tim Knapper - Richland, MI

“So sorry for your loss Jenny and family!! Thinking of you during this difficult time! ”
28 of 37 | Posted by: Janette Hosier - South Haven, MI

“We watched Jill grow up into a lovely young woman inside and out during her years at St. Martin of Tours. We not only shared her love of MSU, but...Read More »
29 of 37 | Posted by: Carol and Jim Carter

“Jill was one of the kindest, sweetest, generous and most beautiful people I have ever met. I was blessed to know her. God be with her family through...Read More »
30 of 37 | Posted by: Brenda Followell - Comstock, MI

“Condolences to the Adamski family. ”
31 of 37 | Posted by: Mike Bailey - Parchment, MI

“Our deepest sympathy Dave, to you and your family. Dick and Peggy Stap ”
32 of 37 | Posted by: Dick Stap - Monterey, CA

33 of 37 | Posted by: Julie Split - San Diego, CA

“Dave and Family--We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Jill. What a wonderful, loving person. There are many special memories. A special one...Read More »
34 of 37 | Posted by: Rich and Lynn Ramsey - Davison, MI

“What a full and wonderful life - we will miss her - all our love to Dave, Jeff and Jane and the whole family - Steve and Marla Sarle ”
35 of 37 | Posted by: A friend

“Jill offered warmth, service, fun, intelligence, energy and insight to all - wherever she worked, lived and loved. Jill leaves a large chasm to fill...Read More »
36 of 37 | Posted by: Scott Kellogg Kellogg - Richland, MI

“We have been longtime (1966) friends with this wonderful family. We spent so much time together for so many years. Our kids grew up together and we...Read More »
37 of 37 | Posted by: Mike and Barb McMann - Kalamazoo, WV

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Jill Stacy (Puvogel) Adamski of Hickory Corners, MI

Jill, age 53, died Sunday morning, November 11, 2018 at her residence after a courageous battle against cancer and with her loving family at her side.

Jill, the daughter of Jeffrey P. and Jane C. (Lundy) Puvogel, was born in Royal Oak, MI on August 13, 1965 and was a 1983 graduate of Vicksburg High School. She furthered her education at Michigan State University, graduating in 1987 from MSU's James Madison College with her Bachelor of Political Science Degree. Jill was the Membership Director for the Sherman Lake YMCA since 2008, a role she truly loved. Jill loved her community and everyone in it. This was shown through her generosity, compassion, and kindness to everyone she came in contact with. Jill's role at the YMCA allowed her to touch so many lives while she genuinely welcomed everyone. Jill embodied the YMCA's mission for supporting the surrounding community and she particularly enjoyed coordinating the Y's annual event "The Shermanator."

Jill was a staunch supporter of public education and the Gull Lake Schools: serving on the Gull Lake School Board from 2003 until 2014 where she was a Past President, as a member of the Gull Lake Community Schools Foundation Board from 2014 until recently, and working tirelessly to ensure the most recent school bond passed. She was a proud supporter of Gull Lake athletics who never missed an opportunity to watch her kids play or to drive half the team to practices. Jill had also been a member of the Gull Lake Area Rotary Club and was a proud card-carrying member of the Democratic Party.

Jill sought out every opportunity to open her house to celebrate holidays, birthdays, weddings, graduations or "just because" and truly relished being able to provide a spot for countless people to gather, swim, live, laugh and love. Jill's door was always open and at the drop of a hat, she would exuberantly jump into action to host her nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Jill's parents and grandparents instilled in Jill a deep personal love for Leelanau County – a love which she and Dave cultivated for Haley, Kelsey & Jeffrey and the many family and friends who often came along for the ride. Jill particularly enjoyed early morning bike rides around the county "Up North", spending the day sunning and playing at the beach, and watching the sun set over the glowing embers of a beach fire.

Jill was united in marriage to David E. Adamski in Kalamazoo, MI on June 26, 1991. Surviving is her husband of 27 years, Dave; two daughters, Haley J. Adamski (Mitchell Hickman) of Hickory Corners and Kelsey J. Adamski (Emily Lindsey) of Kalamazoo; their son, Jeffrey D. Adamski of Royal Oak; her parents, Jeff and Jane Puvogel of Vicksburg, her sister, Jennifer J. (Gregg Baustian) Puvogel of Maple City, MI and her faithful (favorite?) companion, Winnie.

Jill's family will greet friends on Friday, November 16th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Sherman Lake YMCA Outdoor Center-Kellogg Hall, 6225 North 39th Street, Augusta, MI 49012. The Memorial Service to celebrate Jill's life will be held on Saturday, November 17th at 11:00 a.m. at the Sherman Lake YMCA Outdoor Center-Kellogg Hall with Father Rick Stravers of Kalamazoo, officiating. Family and friends will continue Jill's life celebration with a time of fellowship and a luncheon immediately following the Service in the Kellogg Hall. Jill was a Spartan to her core and avidly followed Michigan State football and basketball. All are encouraged to proudly wear their Green & White to the YMCA on Friday and Saturday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Jill's honor may be directed to the Gull Lake Community Schools Foundation, 10100 East D Avenue, Richland, MI 49083 or to the Sherman Lake YMCA (see address above). The Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home, Richland Chapel is assisting Jill's family.