Rev. David Jonathan Adamcik passed from this earthly life on May 7, 2021, at the age of 88. He was born July 28, 1932 in Minneapolis, Minn., to Rev. Daniel and Margaret Adamcik.
David was proceeded in death by his parents; a sister, Mary Lantz; and his first wife, Carol Conger Adamcik.
He is survived by his wife Kathy McGavran Adamcik; four children and their spouses: Michael and Kelly Adamcik, Marta and Larry Guevara, Susan and Phil Greenwood, and Angela Adamcik. David is also survived by his 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
David attended St. Olaf ’s College before transferring to the University of Wyoming where he earned a bachelor’s degree in music/ keyboard (organ) and organized a boys’ choir. While in college he was part of a trampoline duo who would entertain at basketball halftimes.
He was also the understudy for the comedy ice skating team “Frick and Frack.” In 1954, David married Carol Conger in Casper, Wyo. Together, they raised four beautiful children. David received a Master of Divinity degree from the University of Northwestern Theological Seminary, St. Paul, Min., in 1958.
David’s first ministerial call was to organize a Lutheran congregation in Flagstaff, Ariz. He served congregations in Sunland/Tajunga, San Diego, Hilmar and San Bernardino. He served as interim pastor in Claremont and Chino.
David came out of retirement to serve as Associate Pastor in Hemet, Calif. His last calling was to serve the non-denominational community congregation in Wawona.
In 2003, David married Kathy McGravran Campbell and became stepfather to Aaron and Jeanie Campbell, Stephen Campbell, and Kacy and Daniel Tenneti as well as step-grandfather to six grandchildren.
Always civic minded, David was active in Kiwanis and the Mariposa Community Choir for many years. When he retired to Mariposa, he became a volunteer at the Mariposa County Library, Mariposa Museum and History Center, the Ewing Wing and Mariposa Lutheran Church.
Well done, my good and faithful servant (Matthew 25:21).
A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 24, 2021, at 11 a.m. at Mariposa Lutheran Church (4469 Highway 49, Mariposa, ) a light lunch will follow the service.