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Thelma Jean Adams

December 11, 1980 ~ December 11, 2019 (age 39)

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Thelma Jean Adams, “Miskwaa Mashkiki Binesi ikwe” which means, “Red Medicine Thunderbird Woman,” of the Bear Clan, age 39, of Cass Lake, MN entered the Spirit word on her birthday, December 11th, 2019.  Thelma joined her parents Karen A. Adams and Wayne J. Wintermeyer, both from Cass Lake.

Thelma grew up in Cass Lake, Minnesota.  She attended Northwest Technical College then went on to help take care of her mother and those that she loved.  Thelma had a green thumb. She loved landscaping and could always be found working in her vegetable garden.

She met James Schneider, Jr. in high school and had three beautiful children, which is what she lived for.

Thelma will be joining her parents, grandparents Harold and Catherine Adams (Staples), aunt Thelma; and uncles, Darryl Adams and James Adams (twins); cousins, Jason Cross, Baby Golden Eagle, Damien Adams Harper and Jared Adams.

Thelma leaves behind her children; Cody Schneider (Karina), Kailey Schneider, Karleigh Schneider and Kaliyana Adams, grandchildren; Emmalyn Schneider and Kaysen Schneider, brothers; Darryl W. Adams of Cass Lake, Matt Vogel of Bemidji and Aaron Wind of Bena, sisters; Robyn Adams of Cass Lake and Terri Jo Adams of Bemidji, father of her children James Schneider, Jr., special friend Greg Madigan and all her nieces and nephews.

A wake for Thelma will begin at 1:00 p.m., Sunday, December 15, 2019 and will continue until the 1:00 p.m. traditional service on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 all held at the Mission Community Center in Cass Lake, MN.  Dylan Adams will be her Spiritual Advisor.  Pallbearers are Tom Adams, Beaver Littlewolf, Bryan Adams, Dan White, Fred Fairbanks, Jon Schneider, Shawn Patrick, Jimmy Roper and Tim Adams.  Honorary pallbearers are Darryl Adams, Sr., Cody Schneider, Alex Adams, Greg Madigan, Aaron Wind and James Schneider, Jr.  Interment will be held in the Staples Fairbanks Cemetery in Cass Lake, MN following the service on Tuesday.

Thelma’s care has been entrusted to Northern Peace Funeral Home of Walker, MN.  Online condolences for the family may be left at

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December 15, 2019

3:00 PM
Mission Community Center
Mission Road
Mission/Cass Lake, Minnesota 56633

Traditional American Indian Service
December 17, 2019

1:00 PM
Mission Community Center
Mission Road
Mission/Cass Lake, Minnesota 56633

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