Former County Assessor Dies

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October 7, 2013 — Former Lake County Assessor Hank Adams died Sunday after battling cancer.  He was 77.

Adams had undergone chemotherapy and returned to work earlier this year.  His wife said Adams wanted to work until he absolutely couldn’t work anymore.  He stepped down from his public office last week after his health began to deteriorate.

Adams was the first Republican to hold a countywide office in Lake County in more than 50 years.  He worked to get property tax bills out on time, and his wife Jean Shepherd says that was one of his greatest accomplishments as county assessor.

Funeral arrangements are pending.


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