Tricounty News

Joseph 'Joe' Madden, 94

Joseph "Joe" Madden of Kimball Died Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010, at Hilltop Care Center in Watkins. He was 94.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 7, at Church of Our Lady in Manannah with Msgr. Francis Garvey officiating. Friends and relatives may call from 4-7 p.m. Monday, at Church of Our Lady in Manannah, and one hour prior to the service Tuesday, also at the church. Parish prayers will be at 6 p.m. Monday at the church. Burial will be at Assumption Cemetery in Eden Valley.

Joseph "Joe" M. Madden was born Sept. 26, 1916, in Manannah to Mike and Elizabeth Madden. He married Dolores Schwebach March 21, 1942, in Rockford, Ill. Joe worked in road construction for Johnson Brothers for 15 years. He was a member of St. Anne's Catholic Church in Kimball, the Knights of Columbus, lifetime member of Wat-Kim-Valley VFW Post #5460, and a lifetime member of the MN Quarter Horse Association. Joe was very active in raising, training, and showing quarter horses, and enjoyed barrel racing and pole racing. He also enjoyed playing cards and collecting belt buckles.

Joe was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife Dolores of Kimball; children Joseph M. "Butch" (and Janice) Madden Jr. of Litchfield, Katherine "Katie" Madden, Thomas Madden of Kimball, Gerald "Jerry" Madden of Kimball, and Slats (and Jayne) Otley of Watkins; brother Gene Madden; two grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

Arrangements were made by Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home of Eden Valley.