Kim K. Adams, 44

Kim K. Adams, 44, Denmark, passed away Tuesday, July 14, 2009, after a courageousŠjourney with cancer.

Kim was born Kim Karen Cross on August 5, 1964, in West Bend to Mrs. Karen Mary (Becker) Brockman and the late Mr. Dwight W. Cross. Green Bay became her home in 1985.

Kim sadly leaves behind her loving husband, three sons, two dogs, and many other animals and wildlife for whom she cared at their country home.

Kim worked as a respiratory therapist at St. Mary═s Hospital in Green Bay for 19 years, when then being diagnosed with cancer. Kim was privileged and honored to be part of the St. Mary═s family for so many years.

On May 24, 1991, Kim married Michael Anthony Adams. Together they raised three sons, Michael Dwight Cross, Andrew David Cross and Shawn Michael Adams.

In 2002, they built a home together, on dream property of Mike═s, and had many hopes and dreams of their future together.

Kim sincerely thanks her loving husband, Mike, for all the time, support and care given to her during her illness. Also to her sons, and many other family members and friends who cared along the way.

ŠKim had a resounding love for animals and nature and enjoyed watching the many species of birds that visited her and Mike═s home.ŠTogether, her and Mike took great joy in tending to their many chickens, pheasants, pigeons, goats, and cow, Bo.

Beautiful flowers were always plentiful around their yard, and with each passing summer new trees and plants were added to their blossoming escape.ŠKim also loved spending time with her husband and sons, family and friends, and was a wonderful companion in conversation.

She leaves behind her husband, Mike; three sons, Matt (special friend Shannon Buttchen); Andrew and Shawn; their dogs, Bullet and Brina and other animals they loved; and their beautiful home and the dreams of the future with her family.

Also surviving is her mother, Karen Brockman, and step-father, Bill Brockman; step-mother, Sue Cross; her brother, Russell Scott Cross and his wife, Lisa, and their children: Jenni Haase, Garrett, Damon, Trevor, and Brecken; several step-brothers and step-sisters; mother-in-law, Marilyn (Ron) Pallex; father-in-law, Dave Adams; sister-in-law Wendy (Jim) Acey and her child, Brandon; sister-in-law Jan (Terry) Phillips and their children: Kristine and Katie; Godmother and special aunt and uncle, Barbara and Kenny Johnson; aunts, uncles, cousins, and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents; her father; and other relatives and friends.

Family and friends may call Friday, July 17, 2009 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Knutson-Cotter Funeral Home, 536 Highway R, Denmark, where there will be a parish prayer service at 8 p.m. Visitation will continue on Saturday from 9 a.m. until the hour of Mass at Prince of Peace Parish, 3425 Willow Road, Green Bay. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday at church with Fr. Ron Belitz officiating. Online condolences may be expressed at www.cotterfuneralhome.com.

Kim would like to thank all the medical personnel throughout this illness. A special thank you to Dr. Michael Volk and all the staff and nurses at Green Bay Oncology and St. Vincent═s 9th floor.ŠThe family extends their thanks to the nurses at Unity Hospice.

Kim would hope she leaves behind some good memories with her family, and that a piece of her heart remains with them also as they continue on.

"I sincerely thank you!!! You were my life!"

"I love you all more than you know."

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