Stephanie Madsen Obituary

Stephanie  A. Madsen
Stephanie A. Madsen
Stephanie A. Madsen

November 20, 1977 - June 16, 2011
Born in Tyndall AFB, Florida
Resided in Mitchellville, IA
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Stephanie A. Madsen, 33, of Mitchellville, IA, died Thursday, June 16, 2011 at Iowa Lutheran Hospital in Des Moines following a life-long illness. Funeral services will be 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 21 at Iles Funeral Homes-Dunn's Chapel, 2121 Grand Avenue, Des Moines. The family will receive friends prior to the service, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday. Cremation will follow the service and burial will be in Mauston, WI.

Stephanie was born on November 20, 1977 at Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida. As the child of a military family, she toured the world then moved to the Des Moines area in 1992. She was a graduate of SE Polk High School and a member of Lutheran Church of the Cross. Stephanie enjoyed art and expressed her talent in drawing, jewelry making and journaling. She loved animals and was devoted to her family.

Those left to cherish Stephanie's memory include her father, Kendal Madsen, Sr.; mother, Penny Madsen (John Krantz); two brothers, Kendal Madsen, Jr. (Dawn) and Adam Madsen (Julia); grandparents, Duke and Beverly Wentzel, John Cole and Jane Madsen; five nephews, Sean, Tyler, Teacy, Colin and Charlie; two nieces, Alysa and Erika; and ten aunts and uncles, Debra Crawford (Mike), John Cole, Donald Cole, Pam Ketelle (Jim), Buzz Nehring (Phyllis), Bruce Madsen, James Madsen (Chantal), Marilyn Pusel (Scott), Kevin Madsen (Michelle) and Lisa Vaughan (John). She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Bill Madsen; grandmother, Lou Cole; aunt, Corky Madsen and cousin, Teacy Schramm.

Stephanie's family wishes to thank nurse, Dan, from the Iowa Lutheran Hospital CICU for his extraordinary care.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Animal Rescue League 5242 NE 22nd St. Des Moines, IA 50313.
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Dunn's Funeral Home
2121 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50312
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Dunn's Funeral Home
2121 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50312
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
2:30 PM