Funeral services for Laura E. Madson, age 94, of Albert Lea, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, March 24, 2017 at Bridge Community Church. Rev. Clayton Balsley will officiate. Interment will be at Graceland Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday. Online condolences are welcome at www.bayviewfuneral.com.
Laura died Sunday, March 19, 2017, at Thorne Crest Senior Living Community.
Laura Elaine Madson was born June 27, 1922 in Rutland Township, Martin County, Minnesota, the daughter of Arthur and Myrtle (Toothaker) Greeley. On November 16, 1943, she married Robert Madson in Albert Lea. She worked as a bookkeeper at J.C. Pennyâs. Laura was a member of Calvary Baptist Church where she served as a deaconess and participated in the Church Circle and American Baptist Women. Laura enjoyed golfing, camping, needlework, music, playing cards, and exercising. She also served as a scout leader.
Laura is survived by her children, Ken (Judy) Madson and Judy (Ron) Larsen; grandsons, Jon and Jeff Madson; great-granddaughter, Justine; great-great-grandsons, Logan and Reese; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Laura was preceded in death by her husband, Robert; parents, Art and Myrtle; sisters, Gladys, Dolly, Pearl, and Helen; brothers, Rollo, Harold, Allen, Merwin, Donald, and Roscoe; and many nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Lauraâs name can be made to Hope Again, a faith-based homeless mission, 1515 Winona Blvd, Hollywood, CA, 90027.