Lena Joan Madison 74, Brandon, died Friday, April 14, 2017, at the Sanford USD Medical Center, in Sioux Falls.
A Celebration of Life with family will be 2-4pm, Saturday, April 29, 2017, at Heartland Funeral Home. A private burial will take place at a later time.
Lena Joan Schiebout was born April 10, 1943, to Henry and Bertha (Davelaar) Schiebout, on a farm near Sioux Center, IA. She attended school at and graduated from Edgerton High School. She attended nursing training in Rochester, MN and worked at Luverne Community Hospital for 34 years. She married Charles Madison in 1964. They lived in Columbus, NE in their early marriage and then made their home in Luverne, MN before moving to Brandon, SD in 1994. She saved a person from drowning after graduation from high school and received a Red Cross Award for her bravery.
Lena loved family. She spent much of her time traveling to see her grandchildren and children and hosting family gatherings. She also enjoyed traveling with Charles on business trips around the USA in her working years. She played fast pitch softball for the IBP team. She and Charles enjoyed winters in Arizona after retiring. She had lifelong friends to walk, talk and shop with and showed much kindness to people and animals.
Lena will be deeply missed by her husband, Charles; two children, Thomas (Jill) Madison, Kansas City, MO, and Tamara Rowden, Ft. Collins, CO; two grandchildren, Savannah and Samuel Rowden; four siblings, John (Barb) Schiebout, Edgerton, MN, Cora (Harold) Vander Ziel, Sioux Falls, Beth (Jerry) Wieman, Luverne, MN, and Helen (Haru) Takeda, Los Alamos, NM; and one sister-in-law, Henrietta Schiebout, Milaca, MN.; and several nieces and nephews.
Lena was preceded in death by her parents, and one brother, Chris Schiebout.
In lieu of flowers or plants, the family requests donations to the Sioux Falls Humane Society at their website sfhumanesociety.com
Online condolences at www.heartlandfunerals.com