Shirley V. Madden, age 92, of Gladstone, passed away peacefully, surrounded by loved ones, on Sunday, August 14, 2022 at the Schoolcraft Medical Care Facility in Manistique.
Shirley was born March 22, 1930 in Trout Creek, Michigan, the daughter of August and Hilda (Tuominen) Besonen. She was raised in Trout Creek and graduated from Trout Creek High School in 1948. She was united in marriage to Robert Madden on September 15, 1951 in Trout Creek. Bob and Shirley lived in Detroit where Shirley worked at Hudsons and Bell Telephone. Robert joined the State Police in 1954, which resulted in the couple making homes in Houghton Lake, Newberry and finally in Gladstone. Creating fond memories in each location.
Shirley was a member of All Saints Catholic Church in Gladstone and enjoyed spending time with her family and was a good friend to many.
Shirley will be sorely missed by her children, Kathy (John) Perkins, Lynne (Joe) Rahilly, Terese (Darrell) Schumer, Bob (Brenda) Madden, Patrick (Theresa) Madden and Joe (Stephanie) Madden, 19 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Robert, her six siblings and many dear friends.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, August 18 from 10:00 to 11:30 AM at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 12:00 PM at All Saints Catholic Church with Fr. Brandon Yanni officiating. A luncheon will follow in the parish hall. Shirley will be laid to rest in the Gardens of Rest Cemetery in Wells.
In lieu of flowers donations can be directed to the Delta Animal Shelter or the charities of the Gladstone Knights of Columbus, Brother Felix Council #6667.