by Bob Grawey
The 19-year-old Hassan man who died in a May 21 house fire has been identified as Kyle J. Adams.
He is the son of Pamela Adams, who suffered burns and lacerations in that same fire.
Sister-in-law Marcia Chrisinger says Pam was released from Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) Friday, May 27 and is recuperating at a sister’s home.
“Pam is doing good. It’s amazing,” Chrisinger remarks. “If you looked at her two weeks ago, you would never think her face … If you looked at her now, you’d never be able to tell her face had been burned and her nose broken.”
Adams still has to deal with burns to her shoulders, chest, arms and hands, though.
The sister Pam is staying with took classes, Chrisinger says, on how to care for her sister’s burns.
Tony Adams, Kyle’s father, was out of town fishing on Mille Lacs Lake at the time of the fire.
Family members drove to the lake to take him to HCMC where his ex-wife had been taken. It was there that he learned of his son’s death.
Chrisinger says even though Kyle’s parents are divorced, they remain very close, and it is a close-knit family.
“It’s starting to set in more for Pam and Tony now,” Chrisinger says, “and it’s going to be hard for a while because they lost a son, Pam was badly hurt and she lost her home. It’s all so compounded.”
A memorial service will be held for Kyle at Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church Thursday, June 9.
Visitation with the family is at 4 p.m. with a service to follow at 5 p.m.
An upcoming benefit for the family will be held at the Rogers Applebee’s June 19 from 8 to 10 a.m. The flapjack benefit costs $5 per ticket and there will a silent auction on site.