Jerry M. Madden, 82


Jerry Michael Madden, 82, of Gillespie, died on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020, at 11 a.m. in Litchfield.

Memorial services will be held at a later date. Kravanya Funeral Home in Gillespie is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Madden was born Sept. 29, 1938, in Litchfield, to Thomas E. and Charlotte (Thomas) Madden, Sr. He married Joyce Ellen (Abel) Madden on April 29, 1961, in Litchfield, and she survives.

A veteran of the U.S. Army, he worked as a coal miner at the Coffeen Mine and was a custodian for Community Unit School District 7.

Mr. Madden was a member of the Knights of Columbus and SS Simon and Jude Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Michael E. (Taunya) Madden of Springfield and Melissa Ann Gould of Taylor Springs; grandchildren, Timothy, Madeline, Megan and Isaac; great-grandchildren, Audrey and Calvin; and siblings, Eugene Madden of Rockford and Jo Ella Alderson of Gillespie.

Mr. Madden was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Thomas and James Madden; and son-in-law, William Kenneth Gould.

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