In Memory of JoEllen Madsen

Memorial Celebration of Life

1:00 pm
Monday July 30, 2018
Our Saviors Lutheran Church
N6450 530th St.
Beldenville WI, 54003


11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Monday July 30, 2018
Our Saviors Lutheran Church
N6450 530th St.
Beldenville WI, 54003

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JoEllen Martha Madsen, age 64, of Plum City, WI passed away unexpectedly, in her sleep, on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 after having survived several different types of cancer in the past. She was born on April 27, 1954 in New Hampton, IA to William “Billy” and Elaine (Collins) Costigan, Jr. On January 22, 1980 JoEllen was united in marriage to Larry Edward Madsen in River Falls, WI. She worked as a secretary for Wieser Concrete for many years and ended her career at the Plum City Care Center.

Family was an important part of JoEllen’s life, she enjoyed collecting recipe books and baking with her grandchildren. Another of her pastimes was shopping, with QVC being her favorite place to shop. She enjoyed spending time outdoors at her country home where she could spend hours watching all the wildlife that would often come visit or tending to her flowers. She enjoyed playing cards (she spent many hours playing solitaire) and also enjoyed going on car rides.
She is preceded in death by her father, Billy Costigan; her parents-in-law, Vernon and Virginia Madsen.
JoEllen will be deeply missed by her husband, Larry Madsen; her daughters, Jessica (Josh) Erlandson, Mandy Madsen; step-children, Brian (Dawn) Madsen, Michele (Joe) Bartkey; her grandchildren, Payton, Shelby, Ada, Kamden, Finley, Anthony, Jake, Olivia; her mother, Elaine Costigan; brothers, Terry (Carol) Costigan, Tim Costigan; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
A Celebration of Life for JoEllen will be 1:00pm on Monday, July 30th at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, N6450 530th Street, Beldenville, WI with visitation starting at 11:00am also at the church. Interment will be in Our Savior’s Lutheran Cemetery, Beldenville.
Service were entrusted to O’Connell-Benedict Family Funeral Home of Ellsworth, WI.

JoEllen's Tribute Wall

Tributes (7):

  • My sympathy to JoEllen’s family. I was a classmate of JoEllen’s and we were backyard neighbors growing up in Lawler. She had a very caring personality in grade school and I always remember her being kind to animals.

  • Elaine, Terry and Tim,
    I’m so sad to hear that Joellen passed away. I had lost touch with her since the last class reunion she attended, but I have the best memories growing up together in Lawler. When it rained we would pick up night crawlers and the next day we would go fishing under the 1st white bridge. We would bring our lunch. I had a peanut butter sandwich. Joellen would come with turkey, massed potatoes and gravy, milk and some great pie! I’m not sure we caught any fish but we ate well!
    I have you all in my prayers! ( Norma Speltz)

  • Dear Larry and family
    We are so sorry for your unexpected loss of JoEllen.
    Sending thoughts and prayers.

  • My deepest sympathy to JoEllen’s family! I will remember her and you in my thoughts and prayers!
    I grew up in Lawler as a classmate of JoEllen’s( Becky Nulty).
    I am sorry for your loss.

  • We are sending our deepest sympathy to all of JoEllen’s family We live in New Hampton, Iowa . Elaine and Mary Jean are our friends. May our God help you all at this difficult time with his love and peace.