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Shirley Ann Madsen

Born: July 21, 1934; in Palatine, IL

Died: July 3, 2018; in Barrington, IL

Shirley Ann Madsen passed away July 3, 2018 at Good Shepherd Hospital, Barrington, Illinois.

She was born July 21, 1934 in Palatine, Illinois to Leon and Anna Anderson. Shirley Married David Lynn Madsen on February 2, 1957 at St. Paul Evangelical and Reformed Church in Palatine, Illinois. Formally of Elk Grove Village, moving to McHenry, Illinois in 1972.

Both David and Shirley were members of Wonder Lake Bible Church working with the Church Youth groups and bringing to them the AWANA Clubs as the Churches Commanders.

Shirley worked as a Kelly Girl and became Worker of the Year in 1967. Later becoming a well cherished Secretary at IMC until her retirement in 1996. She then volunteered her time with Apple Tree.

Shirley along with her husband, David and later with her sisters, Helen and Lois, have over her lifetime traveled all 50 states. She enjoyed knitting especially Winter Sweaters for all the newborn babies in her family and those of her Church. Shirley's passion was for riding all sorts of rollercoaster's and still, until her passing, enjoyed her yearly pass to Great America! She along with her sisters even went Zip-Lining just 2 years ago, and this past May jumped from a perfectly good airplane at the early age of 83 finishing her bucket list!!!

Surviving Shirley are her 2 children, Ruth Ann Lieb, Brian (Michelle) Madsen; 6 grandchildren, Michaela Lieb, Brian Jr. (Becky) Madsen, Ryan (Michelle) Madsen, Monica (Nathan) Streight, Nathaniel Lieb, Marc Madsen; 6 great grandchildren, Bentyn, Noah, Jaya (Brian Jr.) Madsen and Jynessa, Ariya, Korbin (Ryan) Madsen; step great grandson, Darian (Monica) Streight; 3 sisters, Betty Evens, Lois Ardino, Arlene Knutson; as well as a brother in law, Duane Madsen; 2 sister in laws, Margaret Madsen and Marilyn Cruz; many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Shirley was preceded in death by her parents; her daughter, Diane Lynn Madsen 1962; her brother, Leon 'Andy' Anderson; husband, David Lynn Madsen 2010; and her sister, Helen Gallimore 2018.

There will be a Celebration of Life Thursday, July 19, 2018 from 4:30 PM to 8:00 PM at her residence of 5300 N. Bridge Street, McHenry Illinois.
Published in the Northwest Herald on July 12, 2018
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