Lorren Madson, 1941-2017

Published 1:00 am Monday, August 14, 2017

Lorren Madson, 75, of Isle passed away peacefully Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017, at St. Cloud Hospital surrounded by his loving family.

Lorren was born Oct. 13, 1941, on the family farm in Emmons to Malmin and Mabel (Larson) Madson. He was baptized and confirmed at Silver Lake Lutheran Church. He graduated from Emmons High School in 1958.

In 1963 he married Betty Jensen and had two children. In 1986 he married Lindy Case, and they also had two children.

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After graduating from high school, he moved to the Twin Cities area where he worked selling cookware, flatware and wigs. He was a delivery driver for Lazy Sue and managed a Gem Station store in Bloomington.

In the 1970s he owned and operated Madson’s Skelley in Lakeville.

In the 1980s he opened Team Carpet Care and later started Twin City Installers, a custom window treatment sales, service and manufacturing company.

In 1990, Lorren moved his family and business to Isle and was sometimes referred to as the “blindman.” He spent a period of time working for Volunteers of America-Cornerstone.

He was a member of Faith Lutheran Church.

Lorren enjoyed woodworking, fishing, camping and spending time with his family. He also had his private pilot’s license and owned a couple of airplanes.

Ever since he was very young, he was into cars and stock car racing. He was on Mike Murgic’s race team for many years. His son, Randy, spectator raced at Elko Speedway. He was instrumental in helping his sons Josh and Joel with pinewood derby racing in Cub Scouts and later stock car racing at Elko Speedway and Ogilvie Raceway.

He also enjoyed cooking. Every Friday he would make pizza from scratch for Josh and Joel for lunch.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife, Lindy, of Isle; son, Randy, of Fairmont; daughter, Shelley, of Apple Valley; son, Josh (Vikkie), of Mora; son, Joel, of Isle; grandchildren Tasha Fortier, David Fortier and Tasha Madson; great-grandson, Brayden Fortier-Schultz; sister, Marilyn (Richard) Johnson, of Stewartville; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

A memorial service will be at noon Saturday at Faith Lutheran Church in Isle with Carolyn Nutt officiating. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to noon at the church.

Arrangements are being made by Mille Lacs Lake Funeral Home.