Marylou Madsen , age 87, of St. Charles, passed away on Friday, January 27, 2017 at Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield, IL with her loving family by her side. She was born in Chicago, IL to Ralph and Bernice Gernert. Marylou was united in marriage to Harold Robert Madsen on January 15, 1949. She enjoyed passing her time knitting. She was committed to her faith. However, her greatest joy was the time spent with her family.
She is survived by her children, Karen (Clint) Parsons of The Villages, FL; Kathy (Mike) Casey of Murray, KY; Kurt (Laurie) Madsen of Bolingbrook, IL; Karl (Char) Madsen of West Chicago, IL; and Karla (Mark) Deetjen of St. Charles, IL; grandchildren, Jenni (Geoff), Kendra (David), Tracy, Heather, Tyler (Marie), Brad, Caitlyn, Sarah, Chelsea, and Janelle; great-grandchildren, Nicolas and Reagan; and many relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Harold Robert Madsen; and her sister, Dorothy VanVlymen.
Visitation will be held on Monday, January 30, 2017 from 4 p.m. until time of service at 7 p.m. at Norris-Segert Funeral Home & Cremation Services , 132 Fremont St. (one block north of Washington St. & Main Street) West Chicago. A funeral service will take place at 7 p.m. with Dru McLeland officiating. Interment will take place on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at 10 a.m. at Fairmount Willow Hills Cemetery , 9100 S. Archer Ave., Willow Springs, IL.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Marylou’s memory may be made to West Suburban Humane Society , 1901 Ogden Ave., Downers Grove, IL 60515-9193 or to American Heart Association -Greater Midwest Affiliate Memorials and Tributes Lockbox, 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, IL 60674. For information 630-231-0060 or www.norrissegertfh.com.