Greenwood Funeral Home
In Memory Of Steve J. Madsen
Steve J. Madsen
Steve J. Madsen
Born: January 21, 1957
Died: June 11, 2017
Age: 60
Steve J. Madsen
January 21, 1957 - June 11, 2017
Steven John Madsen, son of Jerry and Marge (Lenz) Madsen was born on January 21, 1957 in Storm Lake, IA. Steve spent his childhood in Rembrandt and Aurelia, graduating from Aurelia Community High School in 1975. Steve joined the Navy in 1980, served in Japan, and left the Navy in 1984 as a Petty Officer Third Class. After leaving the Navy, Steve was involved in farming and construction, as well as various other jobs.

Due to health reasons, Steve has been unable to work for many years, residing in Nursing Homes and Hospice facilities. Though he was unable to travel, he loved to meet with and talk to people. He would spend countless hours calling family, friends, and even strangers to keep abreast of local happenings.

Steve passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 11 at the University Park Nursing and Rehabilitation facility in Des Moines at the age of 60. Steve was preceded in death by the passing of his father, Jerry Madsen, both sets of grandparents, and several uncles and aunts. Steve is survived by his mother Marge Madsen, of Omaha, NE; his siblings Kenneth (Lisa) Madsen, Karen (Scott) Monical, Kathy Williams, John (Angelena) Madsen, Roger Madsen, Angela (JC) Gaukel, as well as nieces and nephews, and grand nieces and nephews.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Dear Madsen Family, We are sorry to hear of your loss. Thinking of your connection to our family. Sheree & Louie Hausmann
Sheree L Hausmann
Monday, June 19, 2017
Marge and family. I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your son.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Jerry McKeever
Friday, June 16, 2017
So sorry for your loss.
Sherri Johnson
Friday, June 16, 2017
Dear Marge and family. I join you in prayerful sorrow, hope and - anticipation of an Eternal Life for Steve. He was courageous and exemplar in carrying a heavy cross. Your family support was always there which lightened it notably. I hope he found that in our friendship as well. May he rest now in Peace - Eternal.
Fr. Gene Sitzmann
Thursday, June 15, 2017
So sorry for your loss. I did see Steve some time back at the Walmart in Sioux City and we had a nice visit.
Teri Chaffin
Thursday, June 15, 2017
May he Rest In Peace!
Cameron C Dubes
Thursday, June 15, 2017
I'm so sorry for your loss. We all loved joking around with him when he came to eat. We will all miss him here at Iowa Beef Steakhouse!!!
Jana Brooks
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Sorry to hear of Steve passing away. He was a great guy and will be missed. Hope Jerry and him are having a good old talk ..
Glenda Schleef
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Sorry to hear about Steve, he was a good friend and neighbor growing up!!!! He helped me on the farm!! Visited with Steve, many times through the years. May he Rest In Peace!!
Bruce/ DONNA Anderson
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Aunt Margie and Family, thoughts and prayers to you all. May you find peace and comfort during this difficult time.
Darian Madsen
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Aunt Margie and Family,
So saddened to hear of Steve's passing. He was always special to Mom as her godson. He'll be swapping stories with Uncle Jerry now.
God Bless
Joan Maley
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
I'm so sorry for your loss. God calling him home at this time was part of his plan. It's never easy for those left behind, he will definitely be missed. Aunt Margi, I'm always here for you♡♡ love and strength to you and your family during this difficult time.
Lori Launderville
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Margie and family, Was thinking about all the summers on the farm I was able to spend with Steve. I feel very fortunate to have had Steve in my life growing up. As a little kid he had such an infectious laugh, he will be greatly missed. Aunt Sylvia
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Dear Aunt Margie and family, I am so sorry for your loss. He is in Jesus' loving arms now.
I remember lots of fun times playing with Steve during our Sunday visits.
Anne M Graff

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m., Friday, June 16, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee.
Father Dan Guenther
Rich Madsen
Ron Madsen
Patrick Madsen
Paul Madsen
Eddie Madsen
Brock Jones
Visitation will begin at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 15, at the funeral home in Cherokee. The family will be present from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m., and a prayer service will follow at 7:00 p.m.
Mt. Calvary Cemetery
Military Graveside Rites
conducted by
VFW L.A. Westcott Post #2253
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