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Tracey Lynn Madden

SCHAUMBURG – Tracey Lynn Madden, 45, of Schaumburg, passed away Friday morning, March 1, 2013, at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge.  

Tracey passed away after a courageous fight with melanoma. She was born on Dec. 9, 1967, at Community Hospital in Geneva, to William D. Jeter and the late Karen Lynn Jeter. Tracey graduated from Kaneland High School in Maple Park in 1986, and continued on to earn a bachelor's degree in interior design from University of Wisconsin Stevens Point. 

Tracey had a passion for her work in the floor covering and tile business, and most recently worked for Douglas Carpet One in North Aurora. She was an active member of the Yorkville and Oswego chambers of commerce and their leads groups. In her free time, Tracey loved swimming, boating on Lake Michigan, riding Harley Davidsons, walking her dog and spending time with all of her terrific friends. In 2012, Tracey was elected as the membership director of the Winthrop Harbor Yacht Club.

Tracey was preceded in death by her mother, Karen Lynn Magill. 

She is survived by her husband, John Thomas (Dirty Dog) Madden; father, William D. Jeter; brother, Thomas William (Red) Jeter; sister-in-law, Debra Lynn Jeter; her beloved dog, Whiskey; and other relatives and many friends. 

A memorial gathering will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. on Friday, March 15, with a service by Pastor Jim Popavich beginning at 4 p.m., at the Well Church, 33W835 Cherry Lane, Geneva, IL 60134 (please, no flowers). A celebration of life will be held at North Point Marina in Winthrop Harbor this summer, date to be announced.
 
To those within the circle of Tracey's life who enjoyed her never-ending spirit, amazing smile and laughter, and who shared her many joys of life along with her, be at peace and know she loved you all and had a special place for you in her heart.
Published in Kane County Chronicle on Mar. 8, 2013
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