Adam Lee Holloway

August 4, 1981 ~ July 13, 2019 (age 37)


Adam Lee Holloway entered this world and blessed our lives on August 4, 1981 in Fort Dodge, Iowa.  Unfortunately, due to a tragic automobile accident, he left our lives far too soon on July 13, 2019 in Des Moines, Iowa.  Visitation will be held Wednesday, July 17, 2019 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Ernst Funeral Home, Waukee.  Funeral Services will be held Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Lutheran Church of Hope (925 Jordan Creek Pkwy., West Des Moines).  

Adam graduated from Adel-DeSoto-Minburn High School in May of 2000.  He was a skilled craftsman who loved working with his hands and creating beautiful things for the people he loved.  Adam enjoyed spending his time outdoors.  A few of his favorite outdoor activities included fishing and morel mushroom hunting.  He loved his mom's home cooking and spending time with his family.  Adam had a handsome smile that was admired by all. 

Left to cherish Adam's memory is his father Jeff (Janette) Holloway; mother Lori (Bob) Staley; siblings Alison (Ryan) Horn, Shelby (Matt) Gonner, Mike (Kalie) Holloway, Madison Staley, Jessica (James) O'Brien and Josh Staley; grandmother Darlene Dencklau, grandparents Art and Dorothy Holloway and Tom and Kay Leiss, and numerous aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.  Adam was preceded in death by his grandfather Verlyn "Curly" Tjarks.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to: Harbor of Hope Mission, 3650 Cottage Grove Ave., Des Moines, IA 50311.

"Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory." -Dr. Seuss

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July 17, 2019

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Ernst Funeral & Cremation Services
80 NE Dartmoor Drive
Waukee, IA 50263

Funeral Service
July 18, 2019

2:00 PM
Lutheran Church of Hope
925 Jordan Creek Parkway
West Des Moines, IA 50266


Harbor of Hope Mission
3650 Cottage Grove, Des Moines IA 50311
Tel: 1-515-244-0370

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