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Michael Adamé

January 11, 1953 — March 8, 2024

Topeka

Michael Adamé, 71, of Topeka, passed away on Friday, March 8, 2024, at Midland Hospice House.

He was born January 11, 1953, in Topeka, Kansas, to John Adamé and Teresa (Valdivia) Adamé.

Michael graduated from Hayden High School in 1971. He was the manager of the football team. After high school he went on to work for Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company for 30 years.

Michael enjoyed a good game of poker, mainly to socialize and up the ante regardless of his hand. He liked to blindly gamble, play dominoes and he enjoyed a good game of pool. He liked watching sports, basketball and football but ALWAYS cheered on KSU! Michael stepped up to the plate and volunteered to teach family members to drive. He would spin and twirl you dizzy out on the dance floor! He always got in his infamous "grito” and followed up with his Tarzan call.  He organized a few Santana bus trips that people will never forget. He was always ready to help out when he could.  Michael enjoyed the "finest smokes”. He was affectionately called "Uncle Bubble!" He was an unrestrained free spirit! He brought the smiles.

Michael married Gloria Valdez on November 2, 1974, in Topeka. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include daughters, Kimberly Adamé and Virginia Adamé of Topeka; sisters, Carleen Adamé-Garza of Des Moines, IA, and Karen Phillips and husband Dave of Ft. Worth, TX; brothers, Paul Adamé and wife Veronica of Topeka, and Ted Valdivia and wife Cindi of Topeka; several nieces and nephews; as well as sisters & brothers-in-laws that were special to him.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Elizabeth Witherell, brother, Jerry Adamé; and sister, Jocelyn Engroff.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, March 13, at Brennan-Mathena Funeral Home from 5:00-7:00pm, where a rosary will be prayed at 5:30pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, March 14, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church at 11:00am.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, sent in care of Brennan-Mathena Funeral Home, 800 SW 6th Ave. Topeka, KS 66603.





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Visitation

Wednesday, March 13, 2024

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Brennan Mathena Funeral Home

800 SW 6th Avenue, Topeka, KS 66603

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Rosary

Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Starts at 5:30 pm (Central time)

Brennan Mathena Funeral Home

800 SW 6th Avenue, Topeka, KS 66603

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Mass of Christian Burial

Thursday, March 14, 2024

11:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church

201 NE Chandler St, Topeka, KS 66616

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