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THOMAS E. MADSON

June 2, 1948 - October 4, 2014

Tom was born June 2, 1948 in Lanesboro, Minnesota to Talbert and Helen (Helgeson) Madson.  In 1966 he graduated from John Marshall High School and then from the Rochester Community College with a degree in art.  From 1968 to 1970 he proudly served in the United States Army and did one tour in Vietnam.  He had worked at Weber & Judd and Harnacks Furniture in Rochester, and then Riverside Electronics in Rushford.  In 1982 he married Mary Walters.  They later divorced.  For the last twenty years he enjoyed spending time and living with Jackie Erlandson in Mabel. He was a member of the American Legion and enjoyed visiting grandchildren, painting, bowling, and fishing and hunting.

Tom passed away Saturday, October 4, 2014  at the Green Lea Senior Living in Mabel at the age of 66.

Tom is survived by a son Todd Madson of Racine, Minnesota; a grandson Trace Madson; special friend Jackie Erlandson of Mabel; a sister Joann Erickson of Cincinnati, Ohio; a brother Warren Madson of Calmar, Iowa; Jackie’s children Lisa Erlandson and Shane (Dawn) Erlandson; Jackie’s son-in-law Larry Rogich; and Jackie’s siblings Lyle (Connie) Amdahl, Jr., Joel (Nancy) Amdahl, Jeanette (Eldon) Dahl, Rev. Ronald Barth, and Alton (Sharon) Barth.  He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter Marissa; a sister Susan O’Neil; a brother Arden Madson; and Jackie’s daughter Lynn Rogich.

Funeral services will be 2 PM Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at the Scheie Lutheran Church in rural Mabel with Rev. Ronald Barth officiating.  Burial will be in the church cemetery with military honors by the American Legion. Visitation will be from 4 – 8 PM Tuesday, October 7 at the Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel and one hour prior to services at the church.

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