Jerry Michael Madden

Jerry Michael Madden


Jerry Michael Madden, 82, of Gillespie, died in Litchfield, on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at 11:00 am.

He was born September 29, 1938, in Litchfield, to Thomas E. Madden, Sr. & Charlotte (Thomas) Madden.

He married Joyce Ellen (Abel) Madden on April 29, 1961 in Litchfield.

He was retired after having been a coal miner at the Coffeen Mine and a custodian for Community Unit School District 7.

He was a veteran of the US Army. Jerry was a member of the Knights of Columbus and SS Simon and Jude Church.

He is survived by his spouse, Joyce Madden of Gillespie, children, Michael E. (Taunya) Madden of Springfield, Melissa Ann Gould of Taylor Springs, grandchildren, Timothy, Madeline, Megan, Isaac, great grandchildren, Audrey, Calvin, siblings, Eugene Madden of Rockford, Jo Ella Alderson of Gillespie.

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

Visitation will be held on Saturday, May 1, 2021 at Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie, from 9:30 am-10:30 am. Memorial services will be Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 10:30 am at Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie.

COVID 19 guidelines will be followed including mandatory masks.

Burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery, Gillespie, IL.

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Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie, IL is in charge of the arrangements.