Donald Arthur Adam, son of Rev. William & Agnes Adam, was born July 9, 1940 in Nevada City, California. He was the youngest of six children, of which he had three brothers and two sisters. His father was a pastor and his mother was a teacher, so Don had the privilege of being baptized, confirmed and married by his father. Don’s education began in a one-room schoolhouse in Chicago Park, California from 1946-49. After the family moved to Indiana, Don attended elementary schools in Crown Point and Lowell before beginning Lowell High School in 1952. After working various jobs in Lowell and Culver City, California, Don enrolled in the Lutheran Lay Training Institute, Milwaukee, Wisconsin where he met his wife, Barbara Erwood. They were married July 3, 1965 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Lowell where Don’s father served as pastor. Don & Barb were assigned as lay ministers to the LCMS Saskatchewan-Manitoba District moving to Regina in 1965. After a few years of circuit-riding and serving rural congregations, Don & Barb moved to Swift Current to continue this ministry. Don then began a new venture, managing the local Dairy Queen store. Next, he learned the ropes as an independent delivery driver for Purolator, covering a wide area of SW Saskatchewan until he retired. Don & Barb were committed to loving their Lord and serving their neighbors through the church. Both were involved in church music and served on various organizations and committees. In high school Don was manager for several ball teams, traveling on the team bus to all away games. Having this background, he loved to watch most sports and especially follow the Roughriders and Broncos (Joe Sakic). He loved vacation traveling to Provincial Parks and to U.S. relatives. He loved his dog, Daisy and was a very keen observer of migratory birds, local small animals and large game species. On March 18 this year, Don lost his wife — they would have been married 55 years on July 3rd. About a month later, Don developed severe health issues due to a kidney failure of his only kidney. He was admitted to Cypress regional Hospital on two occasions before being moved to The Meadows Long Term Care facility, under comfort care, May 4. He peacefully transitioned to heaven the morning of Wednesday, June 3, 2020
The Private Funeral Service for Don & Barbara Adam was held on Monday, June 22, 2020 at with Rev. Linda Hall officiating. The interment service preceded the Funeral Service and was held at Hillcrest Cemetery, Swift Current, SK.
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