Ryan L. Adkins, 52, of Bourbonnais, died unexpectedly Monday, Jan. 7, 2013. Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 14 at the Atkinson Congregational Church, Atkinson. The Rev. Mike McBride officiated. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, Annawan. A visitation and video tribute was held Sunday, Jan. 13 at Freitag-Reeves and Baskerville Funeral Home, Wilmington. Memorials may be made as gifts in Ryan's memory to the Diabetes Association.
He was born on Feb. 9, 1960, in Geneseo, the son of Larry and Arlene Morton-Adkins of Atkinson. He was raised and educated in Atkinson and graduated from Atkinson High School. He currently was employed with Target of Bradley, where he worked as a store facility technician. It was through Target that he was active in volunteering throughout the community. He enjoyed fishing and drawing; loved his Jeep and had many great times four-wheeling. He will be remembered for his Winter video gaming and could regularly be found watching horror films.
Survivors include his fiancée, Tina Howard of Wilmington; parents, Larry and Arlene Adkins of Atkinson; daughter Jennifer Binstock of North Dakota; grandson, Dillon; brothers, Ron (Theresa) Hansen of Princeton and Wade Adkins of Davenport, Iowa; and two nephews, Dan and Nick Hansen. He was preceded in death by a sister, Ramona, in infancy.