Lena Joan (Schiebout) Madison

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April 10, 1943~ April 14, 2017

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

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  • Becky Aanenson-Anderson says:

    My deepest sympathies to Charles and family. I enjoyed playing softball with Lena for the IBP team and remember how she would often do the splits in order to catch a ball while keeping her foot firmly placed on first base. Lena was also one of my nurses when I had my second child. She was always such a kind and caring person. Heaven has received a very special new angel.

  • Donna Taylor says:

    Charlie, Thomas and Tamara
    So sorry to hear of Lena’s passing. Please know you are all in my thoughts!
    Donna Taylor (Joan Madison Taylor daughter)

  • Donna Deutsch says:

    Charles & family, So sorry to hear of the loss of Lena. You and your family are in my thoughts and I pray for His peace to surround you. Donna (Eddie) Deutsch

  • Linda Moeller says:

    I remember sitting up in the balcony at First Presbyterian, Luverne, Mn.and worshiping with Charlie and Lena. Now Lena is sitting up in God’s balcony (heaven) worshiping at the throne of her King.

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