Melvin Madison Obituary

Melvin E. Madison
Melvin Madison
Melvin E. Madison

December 9, 1936 - July 10, 2010
Born in Madrid, IA
Resided in Madrid, IA
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Melvin Eugene Madison, 73, passed from this life on Saturday, July 10, 2010 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. In agreement with Melvin's wishes, cremation rites will be accorded. A Memorial Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, July 16, at St. Malachy's Catholic Church in Madrid, of which he was a member. Burial of the cremated remains will follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery, south of Madrid.

Melvin was born on December 9, 1936 in Madrid, Iowa to Henry Earl and Margaret Ann (Carroll) Madison. He married Gwendolyn Doris "Gwen" Calland on October 1, 1960 in Granger, Iowa and their marriage was blessed with two sons, Jeff and Scott. Melvin was formerly employed as a Section Foreman with the Milwaukee Railroad for 29 years. He retired after 15 years as a machinist with Heinrick Envelope. Melvin was also a former member of the Madrid Fire Department.

He is survived and lovingly remembered by his wife, Gwen Madison of Madrid; sons, Jeff (Kim Arias) Madison and Scott (Micah) Madison both of Madrid; four sisters, Margaret (Don) Rynearson of Russell, IA, Louise (Leo) Baier of Coralville, Rosemarie Lamfers of Des Moines and Kathy (Keith) Williams of Boone; and six grandchildren, Chelsey, Ashley, Haley, Keaton, Weston and Savannah. Melvin was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Theresa Madison; and one brother, Richard Madison.

The family will greet friends from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 15, at Iles Funeral Homes, Sundberg-Kirkpatrick Chapel in Madrid.

Memorial contributions may be made to either the Dialysis Unit in Ames or the Madrid Fire Department.


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Sundberg - Kirkpatrick
202 S. Market Street
Madrid, IA US 50156
Thursday, July 15, 2010
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
St. Malachy's Catholic Church-Madrid
207 Gerald Street
Madrid, IA US 50156
Friday, July 16, 2010
10:30 AM
Mount Hope Cemetery
Madrid, IA US 50156
Friday, July 16, 2010


Madrid Fire and Rescue
304 S. Water Street
Madrid, IA 50156