Margaret Adam

Margaret Adam

Sunday, May 3rd, 1925 - Thursday, November 26th, 2020
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of Margaret Adam, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook


Sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family by sending flowers or planting a tree in memory of Margaret Adam

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question or comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

Margaret's Tribute Fund

  •  Full Name
  •  Initials
  •  Anonymous
By continuing, you agree with the terms and privacy policy.

Margaret's Tribute Fund

There may be a delay while processing. Please do not click the back button or refresh while a payment is processing.


Mass of Christian Burial for Margaret Adam, 95, of Marshall, will be held Monday, November 30, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Marshall. A livestream of the service will be available at by clicking the "Watch Webcast" link under the Photos and Videos tab above. Visitation will take place one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will follow the service at St. Clotilde Catholic Cemetery in Green Valley. Mask and social distancing requirements will be observed at all services.

Margaret Mary (Lemahieu) Adam was born on May 3, 1925, in Vlamertinge, Belgium, to Julius and Maria (Vanlede) Lemahieu. Margaret grew up on a farm near Vlamertinge. In the midst of World War II, she fled with her family to France for a short time as the Germans moved through Belgium. Margaret returned to Belgium, where she married Maurice Adam on April 27, 1949. In May of 1949, the couple boarded a cargo ship to America. Margaret’s aunt and uncle sponsored their arrival to Marshall, where they lived for a time before beginning farming near Cottonwood. The couple moved their family around southwest Minnesota every few years until moving to Granite Falls in 1981.

Margaret was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She was an excellent cook who made sure no one ever left her home hungry. She enjoyed gardening, canning, quilting, knitting, and crocheting. Margaret also enjoyed visiting with family and friends, especially while playing cards. Her Catholic faith was very important to her. Following Maurice’s death in 1998, Margaret moved to Marshall in 2006.

Margaret died on Thursday, November 26, 2020, at Avera Morningside Heights Care Center in Marshall. She is survived by her children Mary (Darrell) Sunvold, Jeanne (Marvin) Louwagie, Marlene Adam, and Steven (Deb) Adam; daughter-in-law Pam Adam; grandchildren Lloyd (Keri) Sunvold, Keith (Tracy) Sunvold, Christy (Mark) Owens, Byron (Keisha) Louwagie, Rick (Kim) Louwagie, Jackie (Cory) Forcelle, Kerry (Kelly) Louwagie, Kimberly (Derrick) Ochsendorf, Angela (Taylor) Benson, Chris (Mackenzie Schram) Adam, Alyssa (Michael) Hammerschmidt, Andrea (Erik) Wieneke, Miranda (Kellie) Hensley, and Ashley Adam; 31 great-grandchildren; sister Madeleine Lemahieu; brother-in-law Roger Adam; and many nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Maurice, son Mark, brother Oscar, and sisters Jeanne and Maria.
Read Less

To plant a memorial tree in honor of Margaret Adam, please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.

Sign Up for Notifications

Receive notifications about information and event scheduling for Margaret

Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, November 30th, 2020 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Monday, November 30th, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Holy Redeemer Catholic Church
    503 W. Lyon St.
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Monday, November 30th, 2020 | 1:00pm
    Monday, November 30th, 2020 1:00pm
    Holy Redeemer Catholic Church
    503 W. Lyon St.
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Services are pending at this time
    Rev. Fr Tony Stubeda
  • Interment

    St. Clotilde Catholic Cemetery
    Green Valley
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of Margaret here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

No video recorded.

Private Condolence
Plant a Tree in Memory of Margaret
0 trees have been planted in memory of Margaret Adam

Molly Andresen

Posted at 02:11pm
Our sincere condolences to the family of Margaret Adam. Our family shared many, many wonderful memories while growing up. Although I am the youngest of the Samyn family, I have vivid memories of many family get-togethers and of staying with Margaret & Maurice while our parents went to Belgium...I believe it was Joel and I. It was the next best thing to being with our real parents, they were kind and generous and that memory will stay with me forever. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all...
Marlene (Molly) & Dave Andresen

Darrell Mary Sunvold Posted at 10:58am

Thanks Molly and Dave. I to remember quite well the time you and Joel stayed with us while your parents went to Belgium. I remember the excitement for having two younger children in our home. I believe neither of you were in school yet.

Marlene Posted at 05:20pm

Thanks, Molly and Dave

Cecilia & Roger Hebeisen

Posted at 04:25pm
We are so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. I have so many great memories of Margaret, because she was such a big part of our Belgian family. She was a fabulous cook and I still make mashed potatoes just like she did. I believe our parents are all gathered around the card table again dealing out the cards. We will not be able to attend Margaret's service because of Covid, but will be there in Spirit. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Marlene Posted at 06:58pm

Thanks, Cec. I believe the service will be streamed.

Darrell Mary Sunvold Posted at 10:59am

Thanks Cec and Roger

Monique Olhausen

Posted at 07:50am
Family of Margaret...I am so very, very sorry for the loss of Margaret. What a wonderful person she was! I have so many great memory's of her. She was like an Aunt or second Mom to
me in many ways. We have all shared so many years together, and I truly treasure them. Margaret will never be forgotten, she holds a very special place in my heart. My thoughts, prayers and most sincere sympathy are with you all.

Marlene Posted at 02:31pm

Thanks, Monique!

Darrell Mary Sunvold Posted at 11:00am

Thanks Monique

Sue Victor

Posted at 06:32am
Margret was amazing woman, she taught me some prayers. She would talk about her family with me. We enjoyed a lot of laughs together in the years we have known each other. She will be dearly missed and loved. She will always be an angel with me, I will remember our talks we enjoyed and our prayer time.

My angel
,Sue Victor

Marlene Posted at 02:31pm

Thanks, Sue. Really appreciate all you did for her.

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Upload up to 10 images at a time, max 8MB each


Sometimes extenuating circumstances make it difficult to attend a service. Memorial webcasting gives family and friends the opportunity to view a service live, online, from anywhere.

This event may be open-casket and the livestream may contain views of the deceased.

Share by: