Dr. Robert J.-Madden-Obituary


Dr. Robert J. Madden

Monticello, Indiana

1925 - 2018 (Age 92)


March 28, 2018
Monticello, Indiana


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Robert John Madden MD was born on October 12, 1925 to John L and Esther Lentz Madden in Indianapolis, Indiana and passed away peacefully in his home at Lake Shafer, Indiana on March 28th, 2018. He was the eldest of four siblings: Richard, Lois and Patricia, all predeceased. Bob attended St Philip Neri grade school, Cathedral high school, Butler University and Indiana University Medical School. Prior to medical school, he served as a bombardier in the U.S. Army Air Corp. He married the love of his life, Mary Lou Kriner Madden on September 1, 1947 and had 8 children.

Bob was a beloved general practitioner physician on the east side of Indianapolis for many years. In 1968, he became a Board Certified Anesthesiologist and practiced at St. Francis hospital in Beech Grove, Indiana until his retirement in 1992.

He is survived by his children, Michael (Nancy), Steven (Jennifer), Karen (Jen), Jan (Mike), William (Erin), Thomas (Kyoko), Jeff (Laura) and Shea Ford; many grand and great grand children, sisters-in-law, Barbara Herron, Blanche Madden and Rita Jolley; many nieces and nephews and numerous friends.

The family sincerely thanks the many wonderful aides at Bright Star Care and Angels Senior Home Solutions and the compassionate nurses at Great Lakes Caring Hospice for their care and support.

Visitation will be from 4 pm until 8 pm Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at Springer-Voorhis-Draper Funeral Home of Monticello. A Vigil Service will be at 3:45 pm, Tuesday at the funeral home.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 am, Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church with Father David Rasner celebrating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bob’s honor to any of his alma maters or the Indiana Humane Society. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

Messages condolence may be extended at www.springerfuneralhome.com

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One of my favorite uncles. Learned to water ski at his lake home and play pool in his basement. He and Aunt Mary Lou always had the greatest Christmas parties that we looked forward to every year. He and Aunt Mary Lou raised a great family that will no doubt carry on with their parents kindness, generosity and sense of humor.

Dr. Bob was a lifelong friend and mentor, and one of my parents closest friends. Dr. Bob taught me to bowl (and about patience), but most importantly, he raised a great family, the youngest of which has proven to be the best business partner anyone could ask for. Thanks for making my life better, Dr. Bob. We will miss you . . . .

I am sending this message for Omer Shorty and Reba Vogelgesang. They would like to offer their condolences and prayers to the entire family. Their friendship with both Bob and Mary were very special to them. They were so pleased to attend the Anniversary Party you had for your parents a few years back. Omer had tried to call your dad a few times over the last couple of years and was able to talk to him once. We have been looking at pictures and remembering a lot of great times.

Dr.Madden was one of my favorite anesthesiologists when I worked with him at St. Francis Hospital in Beech Grove. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Jane Smith RN PACU

To Mike and the family my condolences.

Dr. Madden was my first doctor in the 60's. A wonderful doctor and person. Hated when he left the practice. R.I.P. Dr. Bob. Arleen Krebs

From John C Lents family. Our Condolences

Dr Madden was always one of my favorite anesthesiologists.♥ Karen PACU RN