Linda (Kvanvig) Adams

Oct. 6, 1949 – Dec. 23, 2018

Linda (Kvanvig) Adams,

Portland, Ore., formerly

from Minot, ND, passed

from this life of abundant

joy to her heavenly home,

December 23, 2018.

Linda, the oldest of the

four Kvanvig kids, was

born to Harold and Doris

(Nelson) Kvanvig in

Wadena, MN, October 6,

1949 and raised in Sebe-

ka. She was active in

Band, Choir, Girl Scouts,

piano, singing, reading,

cooking, her church, and

the family business, K’s

Motel. Linda graduated

with the Sebeka HS class

of 1967.

On July 17, 1972 Linda

was united in marriage to

R. David Adams. They

made their home in Fargo,

Bismarck, Grand Forks,

and finally in Minot, ND

where Linda worked vari-

ous jobs in the medical

field as well as banks, the

Minot Daily News, tax of-

fices, and several super-

visory positions.

January 18, 1983 God

graciously answered Lin-

da and David’s prayer for

a son when Robert D.

Adams was born. Robert

was adopted into their

family on March 23, 1983

and has brought so much

joy and pride to his

parent’s and to his extend-ed family.

From a very young age

Linda had a love for the

Lord and music. Her pas-

sion and heart opened up

many opportunities to

minister in churches,

schools, and community

events. During the years

spent in ND, primarily in

Minot, Linda reached out

to many young adults,

teens, and children who

needed encouragement

and a helping hand. Her

passion and joy was very

evident as she ministered

to Minot students at the

Oasis, a teen center that

she ran for a few years.

Her listening ear, compas-sion, firmness, encourage-ment, and love made a

lasting impact on many

young people. She made

many life-long friends

through these ventures.

In 2014, Linda moved

to Portland, Oregon to be

near her son, Robert and

to enjoy the Pacific NW.

She loved the mountains,

the many hiking trails, the

flowers and the beautiful

parks in Portland. It was

here in her home in Port-

land that she passed away

surrounded by family.

Linda was an inspira-

tion to many. Her love

and commitment to Jesus

Christ ran deep and she

joyfully passed that on to

those she met. Her jour-

ney going through cancer

only strengthened her

resolve to encourage oth-

ers and speak of the love

and goodness of her Sa-


We are privileged to call

Linda family. She is sur-

vived by her son, Robert

(Geri Otteson) of Eagle

Creek, Ore.; her former

husband, R. David

Adams, Harvey, ND; fa-

ther, Harold Kvanvig of

Aiktin, MN; brother,

Charles (Katie) of San

Rafael, CA; sister, Mary

(Steve) Therneau of Grand

Rapids, MN; brother,

Wesley (Jacque) of St

Cloud, MN; Auntie Vi of

Seattle, WA; nieces and

nephews: Beth, Caitlyn,

David, Alex, Gunnar, and

Lucy, step nieces, Ra-

chelle, Andrea, Dyane,

many wonderful cousins,

and a wonderful extended

“family” of Sebeka, MN.

Linda was preceded in

death by her mother,

Doris Kvanvig, her special

“sister” and cousin, Gloria

Siltala; Grandparents,

Harry & Myrtle Kvanvig

and Arnold & Edna Nel-

son; and Uncle Carl &

Aunt Harriet Skulstad.

A memorial service for

Linda is being planned

and will take place this

spring in Sebeka, MN.

Memorials sent to Pa-

cific NW Teen Challenge,

Portland, Oregon and

Minot Youth for Christ,

Minot, ND will honor her

memory and be an exten-

sion of her heart.

Condolences can be

sent to: Robert Adams

29888 SE Eagleview

Drive, Eagle Creek, Ore-

gon 97022.