Adam Riley King
Adam R. King, 25 of Keewatin passed away Sunday, February 9, 2020 in the
comfort of his own home with his parents, and Sister Heidi at his side, after losing his
cancer battle with Glioblastoma. He was born May 25, 1994 to William “Bill” and Gina
(Calaguire) King in Hibbing, MN. After graduating from Nashwauk High School in
2012, Adam attended UMD, earning a Bachelors’ Degree in Mathematics. He was
currently teaching at Deer River High School as a math teacher.
Adam loved baseball, hunting ducks and geese, bear hunting with his dad, and the
hunting trips to Manitoba Canada. He loved spending time with his family on their many
trips to Florida. Adam enjoyed riding rollercoasters with his best friends, snowboarding,
wakeboarding, and especially being with his sister. Adam loved all professional sports,
especially the Minnesota Vikings, Twins, and the Wild.
Adam is survived by his parents, William and Gina King, Keewatin, MN, sisters,
Heidi (Rudy) King-Beck, Andover MN, Lauren King and Elizabeth King, both of
Hibbing, maternal grandparents, Joe and Betty Calaguire, Nashwauk, MN, paternal
grandmother, Joanne King, Grand Rapids, MN, special Godmother, Auntie Bobbie
of Mankato, MN, many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, Jaci and Emma Koppes, and his
nephew, Austin Glad. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Harold
“Shorty” King, Warba, MN.
Funeral services for Adam will be 11:00 am, Friday, February 14, 2020 at St.
Cecilia’s Catholic Church in Nashwauk, MN. The Rev. Fr. Thomas Galarneault will
officiate. Visitation will be from 5-7 pm, Thursday, February 13, 2020 at the Dougherty
Funeral Home in Hibbing. The visitation will then continue one hour prior to the funeral
service at the church on Friday. A private interment will be held in Maple Hill Cemetery
of Hibbing at a later date. Arrangements are with the Dougherty Funeral Home of
To honor Adam’s love for Minnesota sports teams and all things Marvel comics
Universe, please join us in wearing a Marvel Shirt or a Minnesota Sports team shirt to the
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