8/25/21 – 4/27/11
Graveside services will be held on Friday, April 29th, 2:30 pm at the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery of rural Hartford, SD, with Pastor Kyle Schwan officiating.
Margaret Marie Lewis, daughter of Jesse and Vivienne Lewis, was born on August 25, 1921, near Oldham, SD. The family moved north of Howard, SD when she was in first grade. Margaret graduated from Howard High School and then South Dakota State University with a degree in teaching home economics, math and science. She taught at Madison, Mesa College in Grand Junction, CO, Howard, Canova, DeSmet and Montrose. Margaret married Carl E. Lebahn on May 22, 1954 and later moved to the farm near
Ramona, SD. She was a member of Belleview Luthern Church of rural Howard then St. John’s Lutheran Church of rural Ramona. Margaret resided in Brandon, SD in her later years. Her greatest joy was the love and pride she had for family.
She is survived by her three sons, Merlon (Maribeth), Fred (Diane) and David Lebahn; four daughters, Joy (Chuck) Walen, Alice (Ron) Schmidt, Nancy (Terry) Hanneman, Gwendolyn (Dave) Jackson; sixteen grandchildren, Paul (Julie) Lebahn, Justin (Jody) Lebahn, Katie (Chance) Ragsdale, Morgan (Chris) Piehl, Jim Lebahn, Elizabeth (Jordan) Kannianen, Maria, Adam, Amy and Ashley Walen, Joshua Bohl, Jessica (Chad) Schulte, Kyle Hanneman, Drew (Emily) Jackson, Carly and Benjamin Jackson; ten great-grandchildren, Megan, Gavin, Kylie, Kason, Blake, Brayden, Rachael, Emma, Kirsten and Tristan; two brothers, Elmer (Nyla) Lewis and Allen Lewis; and many nieces, nephews and others she considered her children.
Margaret was preceded in death by her husband Carl, three sisters; Carol Michaels, Carrie Ann Hansen and Jean Schwartz.