Milo Madson, 1932-2018

Published 1:00 am Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Funeral services for Milo S. Madson will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at West Freeborn Lutheran Church. The Rev. Steven Schwartz will officiate. Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday at Bonnerup Funeral Service in Albert Lea and again one hour prior to the service on Saturday. Burial will take place in West Freeborn Cemetery. Military honors will be accorded by Freeborn American Legion.

Milo Madson

Milo died Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, at Woodlands–St. John’s Campus. He was 86.

Milo Sherman Madson was born Feb. 17, 1932, in Freeborn County to Joseph and Marie (Thofson) Madson. He attended school in Freeborn.

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On July 10, 1953, Milo was united in marriage to Ardis (Jensen) in Osage, Iowa. The couple was blessed with four children.

Milo served his country in the United States Army from 1953 until his honorable discharge in 1955. After his service he came back to work on the farm, caring for livestock and tending to his crops. He farmed up until just a few years ago.

Milo was a member of West Freeborn Lutheran Church, serving many roles including church council, choir, Luther League Counselors and council president. Milo was also a member of the Hartland Legion, Dairy Association, Pork Producers Association and was a past president of Manchester/Hartland Telephone Co. When he wasn’t working or volunteering, Milo enjoyed snowmobiling, playing cards, bowling league, cooking and grilling for family and friends, and traveling all over the world with his wife, Ardis.

He is preceded in death by both parents, Joseph and Marie Madson; son, Paul Madson; grandson, Jesse Madson; and brothers Carlyle (Lois) Madson and Jay (Darlene) Madson.

Milo is survived by his wife of 65 years, Ardis, of Albert Lea; children Joel (Koreen) Madson of Waseca, Connie (Kelly) Brown of Waverly, Iowa, and Kristin (Mark) Langan of Austin; grandchildren Tony (Megan) Madson, Milton Madson, Casey (Stacie) Madson, Tanya Madson, Courtney (Beau) Martin and Taylor Brown; great-grandchildren Felicity, Haley, Harper, Lane, Whitney, Kate, Lilly, Colton, Evelyn, Emry and Jocelyn; sister, Jeanette (Ron) Johannsen, of Rochester; his nieces and nephews, whom he dearly loved; as well as many extended family and friends.