Evangeline Madrigal, 78, Albert LeaPublished 5:27am Sunday, December 16, 2012
Funeral services for Evangeline (Angie) Madrigal of Albert Lea, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Theodore Catholic Church. The Rev. Timothy T. Reker and Deacon Mike Ellis will officiate. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in St Theodore Catholic Cemetery.
Angie died on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, after a brief battle with cancer at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester, surrounded by her loving family. She was 78 years of age.
Angie was born on Oct. 22, 1934, in Bricelyn, to Abigail (Albert) and Juanita (Roche) Acosta, and had seven siblings: Raymond Acosta (deceased), Adam Acosta of Las Vegas, David (Esther) Acosta of Newport News, Va., Maximino (Ida) Acosta of Gretna, La., Jesse (Corina) Acosta of Garland, Texas, Victoria (Julian, deceased) of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., and Salvador (Insun) Acosta of Woodbridge, Va.
She is survived by her loving husband of 53 years, Jose of Albert Lea; and four children, Christopher (Christine) Madrigal of Zimmerman, David Madrigal of Minneapolis, Lidia (Michael) Morales of Lakeville and Barbara Jean Madrigal of Albert Lea. She was also blessed with 10 grandchildren: Stephanie, Brandon, Bryan, Ben, Tessa, Erica, Michael, Salvador, Ava and Olivia, and many nieces and nephews.
Angie was a homemaker, an avid reader and a choir member of St. Theodore for the past 35 years. She will be fondly remembered as a caregiver to all, for her cooking and baking, especially pies and cinnamon rolls, for her beautiful voice and long dark hair, and for her strong faith in God.
A very special thanks to the wonderful care given by her nurses at St. Marys Hospital during her last days. She will be sadly missed, but lovingly remembered by those whose lives she touched.