Wilma Adam

Oct. 5, 1942-Dec. 25, 2020

Wilma Adam, 78,

Drake, passed away Fri-

day, December 25, 2020,

at the Souris Valley Care

Center in Velva. Her fun-

eral will be held Thurs-

day, December 31, at

11:00 A.M. at the United

Community Baptist

Church in Anamoose and

will be livestreamed on

the church Facebook

page: https://www.




Burial will be held at

the Drake City Cemetery

in Drake. Visitation will

be held Wednesday from

3 P.M. to 5 P.M. at the

Nelson Funeral Home in

Drake. CDC recommenda

tions including social dis-

tancing, hand sanitizing,

staying away if not feeling

well and wearing a mask

are encouraged.

Online condolences

may be shared at nelson


Wilma Jean Stewart,

daughter of William Sr.

and Isabelle (Cole)

Stewart, was born October

5, 1942, in Devils Lake.

She grew up in the Sout-

ham, ND, area in a home

which was built by her fa-

ther. She attended Sout-

ham School through her

sophomore year and one

year at Doyon Public

School before graduating

from Crary High School in

1960. She then enrolled

at Mayville State College,

where she received her

B.S. Degree in 1964 and

returned in 1968 for one

year to earn her Elementa

ry Education degree.

Wilma taught 2 years in

Tioga, 1 year in Blooming

Prairie, MN, and 1 year in

Karlsruhe. She then work-

ed as a secretary at RLM

Printing in Minot for

several months before

teaching the 4th grade in

Dunseith for 2 years.

On June 24, 1972, Wil-

ma was united in mar-

riage to Don Adam in De-

vils Lake. They made

their home and farmed

south of Drake.

Wilma enjoyed knitting,

embroidering, reading and

scrap-booking. She also

collected bells, spoons

and Precious Moments

figurines. What Wilma

loved most was spending

time with her family,

especially her grandchil-


She and Don faithfully

attended the United Com-

munity Baptist Church of

Anamoose for many


She is survived by her

husband, Don; daughters,

Melinda Dawn (Brian)

Seil of Velva and Donell

Jean (Brady) Kjos of

Minot; 4 grandchildren,

James & Evelyn Seil and

Ty & Tenley Kjos; and

numerous nieces, neph-

ews and cousins.

Wilma was preceded in

death by her parents;

brother, Corky; 2

half-brothers; 5 half-sis-

ters; and several nieces

and nephews.