Ardis Madson, 1932-2019

Published 1:00 am Thursday, February 7, 2019

Funeral services for Ardis E. Madson will be at 10 a.m. Saturday  at West Freeborn Lutheran Church. The Rev. Steven Schwartz will officiate. Burial will take place in West Freeborn Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Bonnerup Funeral Service in Albert Lea and again one hour prior to services at the church.

Ardis Madson

Ardis died Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, at St. John’s Lutheran Community on Fountain Lake in Albert Lea. She was 86.

She was born June 22, 1932, in Madelia, the daughter of Harold and Josie (Nundahl) Jensen. She graduated from DMLC High School in New Ulm and obtained her training from Naeve School of Nursing.

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On July 10, 1953, she married Milo Madson in Osage, Iowa. The couple was blessed with four children.

Ardis, a nurse and forever caretaker, worked at Albert Lea Medical Center and then New Richland Care Center until she retired in 1996.

Strong in her faith, Ardis was very active in West Freeborn Lutheran Church, where she had served as organist, choir director, Sunday school teacher, Luther League counselor and was very active in Circle and Ladies Aid.

Throughout the years Ardis enjoyed bowling, golfing, playing cards and traveling and exploring the world with Milo.

Ardis is survived by 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; sisters-in-law Jeanette (Ron) Johannsen of Rochester and Marsha Jensen of Spring Hill, Florida; nieces and nephews, whom she dearly loved, as well as many extended family and friends.

Ardis was preceded in death by her husband, Milo, in November; son, Paul Madson; grandson, Jesse Madson; her parents Harold and Josie Jensen; and brothers JeRay and Charles Jensen.