In loving memory of

Dustin R Adams
February 8, 1990 - October 18, 2020

Coralville- Dustin R Adams, age 30 of Coralville, died on Sunday, October 18, 2020 at his home.
Dustin was born February 8, 1990, in Iowa City, to Shannon and Karen (Pfannebecker) Adams and graduated from English Valleys High School in 2008. He then enlisted in the Marine Corps, serving in Japan and Afghanistan. Following his discharge, Dustin moved to Cedar Rapids, where he worked for Rockwell Collins. He then attended the University of Iowa, majoring in Computer Science. He was currently working at the University of Iowa. Dustin enjoyed playing computer games and board games, motocross, computers and tinkering.
Survivors include his mother: Karen (Dennis) Bartlett of Hedrick; father: Shannon (Winnie) Adams of Jackson, MO; step father: Roger (Debbi) Smith of Millersburg; sister: Brittney (Adam Hoffa) Adams of Victor; brother Ryan (Burgandy Frese) Smith of North English; half sister: Bridgett Adams Smith of Jackson, MO; step siblings: Bree Bartlett of Ottumwa, Tyler Bartlett of Coralville and Drake Bartlett of Oskaloosa; grandparents: Floyd and Shirley Smith of North English, Helen Weldon of Iowa City and Catherine Hartle of Millersville, MO; great uncle: Wally Gilliland of South English; great aunt: (Meme) Mary Hengst of Cape Girardeau, MO; uncles: Tim Adams of Jackson, MO, Shawn Weldon of Iowa City, Seth Pfannebecker and Ricky Pfannebecker, both of Green Castle, PA; aunts: Rhonda Elliott of Jackson, MO and Kirsten Pfannebecker of Green Castle, PA; several other aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandpa "Papa" Michael Pfannebecker, great uncle Rick Pfannebecker and great aunt Jeannie Roop.

Celebration of Life Service will be held 10:30 am on Saturday, October 24, 2020 at the Powell Funeral Home in North English, with Pastor Joe Hohenshell officiating. The service will also be livestreamed on the Powell Funeral Home Facebook page. Burial with military rites will be at Mt. Zion Cemetery near Martinsburg. Visitation will be held on Friday from 4:00 - 7:00 pm at the funeral home. Mask usage and social distancing are strongly encouraged for both the visitation and service.

A memorial fund has been established for the family. Powell Funeral Home in North English is caring for Dustin and his family. Messages and tributes may be left at


Dan and Crystal McCarty wrote on Oct 23, 2020:

"Karen and family, Deepest Sympathy on the loss of your son and brother. May God be with you and give you comfort and strength during your most difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Dan and Crystal McCarty "

Marcos Bolanos wrote on Oct 23, 2020:

"Family of Dustin. I worked with your son during his time at MCAS Iwakuni Japan. Myself and the rest of us who had the pleasure of working with such a smart and dedicated prison are heartbroken by this tragic event. We can't begin to understand the grief and sadness that this day has brought to you all but please know that he had others that cared for him and are sad that we we're powerless to help him in his time of need. We hope that our gifts and donations can lessen the burden, even if ever slightly for you all."

Cindy Albright wrote on Oct 20, 2020:

"Karen, Brittney and Ryan, I'm so sorry to hear about the passing of Dustin. I can't imagine what you are going through. Praying God wraps his loving arms around all of you during this difficult time. "