Margaret Marie Lebahn

8/25/21 – 4/27/11

Margaret M. Lebahn, 89, of Brandon, SD, died Wednesday, April 27, 2011, at the Sanford Hospice Cottage in Sioux Falls, SD.

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.

3 Responses to “Margaret Marie Lebahn”

  • Bonnie Foell:

    My very dear aunt Marny! I always have and always will love you! You were always there for me and always loved me no matter what! You and your kids have always been my family’s family. I know you are with the lord and at peace!

    Love always
    your little girl (who is not so little any more)

  • Joy Johnson:

    Jess,
    My thoughts are with you and your family at this time.
    I know you have great memories to share.
    Hold them close to your heart as you remember your Grandmother.

    thoughts and prayers
    JOY

  • To the family of Aunt Margaret,

    We will miss your mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Dad (Elmer and Nyla Lewis and possibly my brother Dan)Mom and maybe my brother will be attending the service today. I know that dad misses his sister and sisters terribly. He and Uncle Allen are left of the six siblings. Please know that your family is blessed and held high in our families eyes and hearts. Dad loves you all.
    Have a blessed and beautiful day!

    Your Cousin,
    Kathy Lewis
    Phoenix, AZ

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