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Jean Madsen


Jean Madsen, 85, of Heron Lake, Minnesota passed away on Wednesday, April 29, 2020 at Lakeview Assisted Living in Heron Lake.

A private family funeral mass will be held on Saturday, May 2, 2020 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Lakefield.

Burial will take place immediately following mass at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery in Lakefield.

Jean M. Madsen, daughter of Edwin and Marie (Sheridan) Madsen was born on May 25, 1934, in Havelock, Iowa. She was the 7th of 10 children, having eight brothers and one sister in the family. Jean was raised in the Havelock and Rembrandt, Iowa area. She attended school at Havelock and St. Mary’s Catholic school in Storm Lake, Iowa. Jean moved with her parents to the Heron Lake area in 1955. Upon her father’s retirement they moved to Storm Lake for a period of time, before settling in Lakefield, Minnesota. She cared for her parent’s and upon their deaths, she worked as a CNA at Colonial Manor nursing home in Lakefield.  Jean was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Lakefield. Jean became a resident of Lakeview Assisted Living in Heron Lake, where she passed away on Wednesday, April 29, 2020 at the age of 85 years, 11 months and 9 days.

Jean was a caregiver and hard worker. She took care of many nieces and nephews. Jean enjoyed cooking and baking. She enjoyed being out in her garden and canning the produce she harvested.

Jean is survived by two brothers: Clarence (Marie) Madsen and Robert (Sandy) Madsen; 3 sisters-in-law along with many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Jean is preceded in death by her parent’s Ed and Marie, brothers Merle, Ed Jr., Dale, Jerry, Dick, Melvin and sister Maxine.

Blessed be the memory of Jean M. Madsen.

3 thoughts on “Jean Madsen”

  1. Coleen Schrum says:

    Jean was my first-cousin. Jean always reminded me of the bible story about the two sisters, Mary and Martha, except Jean was a blend of the two. She loved her Lord with all of her heart, but she also had a servant’s heart and lovingly cared for her parents and took every opportunity to show kindness and offered her help to her siblings, and her treasured nieces and nephews all of her life. Now she can gather all who have gone on Home before her to her dining room table in her Heavenly Mansion and enjoy her long-awaited family reunion with those she loved so dearly.

  2. Danielle Rossow says:

    I remeber Jean from when I worked at Valley View in Lakefield, she would come up and visit with her friends, especially Christine Kelly. Jean was a sweet lady with a big heart and I always enjoyed our visits. I am sure she was a blessing to many people, I know I was blessed to know her! Prayers of comfort sent to her family! Take care and God Bless!

  3. Bruce & Jan Bakalyar says:

    Our deepest condolences in losing Jean— I worked with her at Colonial Manor and she was one of the BEST CNA,s and dependable loving worker- she was always smiling- happy- singing some days as she worked! I think she loved entertaining her residents! She will be truly missed!, Many prayers for her family

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