David Lynn Madsen, age 73, of McHenry, died Saturday, May 15, 2010 at Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington.
He was born June 28, 1936, in Evanston, IL, to Arnold M. and Ruth C. (Reichenburg) Madsen. On February 2, 1957, he married Shirley Ann Anderson at St. Paul Evangelical & Reformed Church in Palatine.
He was a veteran of the U. S. Army, serving on active duty from 1954 until 1956.
Formerly of Elk Grove Village, he moved to McHenry in 1972. David worked in the construction industry for over 20 years, and retired in 1997. A member of Union Local 118, he was a skilled laborer and talented in many facets of construction.
A man of deep faith, David was a lay pastor with Calvary Bible Church of McHenry and Wonder Lake. He worked with youth and also volunteered his time working with inmates at McHenry County Jail.
Enjoyments during his lifetime included golfing, building, and racing modified stock cars at Wilmot and other area tracks.
Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Shirley; a daughter, Ruth Ann Lieb of Wonder Lake, a son, Brian (Michelle) Madsen of Wonder Lake; six grandchildren, Michaela, Monica, Nathaniel, Brian Jr., Ryan, and Marc; two great grandchildren, Bentyn and Noah; a brother, Duane (Levada) Madsen of Buffalo Grove; two sisters, Margaret Madsen of Des Plaines and Marilyn Cruz of Carpentersville.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a daughter in childhood, Diane Lynn Madsen (1962).
Visitation will be from 4:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 18, 2010, at the Wonder Lake Bible Church, 7501 Howe Road, Wonder Lake, IL 60097. The Celebration of Life funeral service will be at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, with Rev. Daniel Cox officiating.
Interment will be private.
His family suggests memorials to Camp Forest Springs (Attn: General Fund), N8890 Forest Lane, Westboro, WI 54490.
Arrangements were entrusted to Justen Funeral Home & Crematory, 3700 W. Charles J. Miller Road, McHenry, IL 60050. For information, call 815-385-2400. Friends may send an on-line condolence to the family at www.justenfh.com.