Lois Madson, 79, of Hartland

Published 12:00 am Monday, January 9, 2006

Funeral services for Lois D. Madson, age 79, of Hartland, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2006, at the West Freeborn Lutheran Church. The Rev. Dennis Frank will officiate. Interment will be in the West Freeborn Cemetery. Visitation is 5 to 7 p.m., Monday at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the services at the Church.

Lois died Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2005, at the Albert Lea Good Samaritan Center.

Lois Darlene Madson was born Oct. 5, 1926, to Llamoyne E. and Bernice A. (Schiager) Jensen in Albert Lea. She graduated from Albert Lea High School in 1945. On Feb. 9, 1946, Lois was united in marriage to Carlyle Madson in the Hartland Parsonage. The couple farmed north of Hartland for many years. Lois was a member of the West Freeborn Lutheran Church, its Ladies Aide, and the Eunice Circle. She was very active in Alanon and enjoyed cooking. Lois was also a member of the Cousin’s Club and the Red Hat Society and a charter member of the Albert Lea Lois Club.

Survivors include her son, Tom and his wife, Char Madson, of Elk River, Minn.; daughters, Pauline Dill, of Waseca, and Lori and her husband, Randy Tuchtenhagen, of Albert Lea; grandchildren: Eric and his wife, Lisa Madson, Randy and his wife, Linda Madson, Patricia Dill, and step grandchildren: Angie, Paul, and Scott; great-grandchildren: Joe, Gabriel, Jack, Lila, Charlotte, Talin, Lexi, and Emma; sister, Barb Sanderson, of Albert Lea; brother-in-law, Milo and his wife, Ardis Madson, of Hartland; sister-in-law, Jeanette and her husband, Ron Johansen, of Rochester; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Lois was preceded in death by her husband; parents; mother-in-law and father-in-law; son, Craig; brothers-in-law, Jay and his wife, Darlene Madson and Thorvald Sanderson; nephew, Matt Johanson; and niece, Cheryl Madson.