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First Presbyterian Church
Saturday November 8th, 2014

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Shirlee L. Madden

Lorney VanGerpen
Organist ~ Sharon Kozel
Pianist ~ Barb VanGerpen
Soloist ~ Lisa Knoll
"Serenaded by Angels"
"Victory in Jesus"
Shirlee Louise Madden, age 83 of Avon, South Dakota passed away peacefully surrounded by family at the Tyndall Good Samaritan Center on November 3, 2014.
She was born in St. Petersburg, Florida to Dorthea Goepel and James Carroll Walsh. Tim Madden married Shirlee and her 7 children on November 20, 1976 in Livermore, California and moved to South Dakota in the year 2000.
Known for her gentle spirit, love, kindness, compassion, and selflessness; always giving and caring for others with such joy and love in her heart. She loved dancing, singing, music, sewing, many crafts, and her family.
Loving mother of 7 children: daughter Lois Marie English of Halfmoon Bay, CA, son David Berberich of Pocatello, ID, daughter Nancy (Charles) Deitchman of Alexandria, VA, daughter Sheryl Berberich of Sioux City, IA, son Mark Berberich of Garden Valley, CA, son Jim Berberich of Sioux City, IA, and daughter Carol (Harlan) Hoffman of Tyndall.
Loving grandmother to 18 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband Tim Madden, 6 children, 18 grandchildren, and 29 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her mother Dorothea Swift, her sister Lois Marie Walsh Swift, and her son Mark Berberich.

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Tim - we are so sorry to hear about Shirley's passing. We know that the past years have been hard. We share in your joy of knowing that Shirley has been healed and is sharing in the blessings of heaven. Our prayers are with you and your family.

Dave Madden family Nov 10 2014 9:14 AM

MY condolences to the family.

Gerold Davey Nov 7 2014 6:07 AM

I know for certain that we never lose the people we love, even to death. They continue to participate in every act, thought and decision we make. Their love leaves an indelible imprint in our memories. We find comfort in knowing that our lives have been enriched by having shared their love. Leo Buscaglia Deepest Sympathy from your Brothers of the Phin.

Kent Winter Nov 6 2014 9:55 PM