Marlene Faye Madison, 80, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, died Friday, May 29, 2020, at Ava’s Hospice House in Sioux Falls.
A private family service for Marlene will take place at Heritage Funeral Home in Sioux Falls.
Marlene Harmon was born on Jan. 12, 1940, to Ronald and Doris (Dean) Harmon. She grew up in the Spirit Lake, Iowa, area. She moved to Luverne in 1956 and graduated from Luverne High School in 1958.
On Dec. 7, 1958, Marlene married Virgil Madison at Grace Lutheran Church in Luverne. They remained in Luverne for a short time before moving to Cherokee, Iowa. In 1985 they moved to Mesa, Arizona, where they lived until November 2019 when they moved to Sioux Falls due to Marlene’s deteriorating health and to be closer to family.
Marlene had a strong Christian faith and was an active member of Victory Lutheran Church in Mesa.
Marlene is survived by her husband, Virgil; a son, Mark (Sherri) Madison and grandson Hunter of Sioux City, Iowa; a sister, Marilyn Kreisel, Aurelia, Iowa; brothers Mel (Jo) Harmon, Mesa, Dean Harmon, East Moline, Illinois, and Larry (Colleen) Harmon, Cherokee; and many nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors. She is also remembered by her church ladies group (God’s Golden Girls) in Mesa who were all extremely special to her.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ron and Doris Harmon; her infant grandson, Justin; her sister and brother-in-law Karen (Ron) Brown; sister-in-law Jan Harmon; and brother-in-law Dick Kreisel.
Arrangements were provided by Heritage Funeral Home in Sioux Falls, heritagesfsd.com.