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Dean Madison

August 3, 1935 — May 30, 2024

Rock Creek

Dean Madison passed away Thursday, May 30, 2024 at Rushseba Station in Rush City at the age of 88.

Dean Francis Madison was born August 3, 1935 to Ever and Florence (Mills) Madison on a farm in the Milburn community east of Pine City.  He graduated from Pine City High School in 1953 and went on to Trinity Bible College in Chicago where he met his future wife, Delores Granberg of Stromsburg, Nebraska.

He enlisted in the U. S. Army in 1956 and served until 1958, stationed at Fort Gordon, Georgia.  He and Delores were married in 1958 and had 49 wonderful years together before her passing.  Dean and Delores lived in Minneapolis before moving to Pine City, where they raised their sons David and Doug.  Dean owned and operated a gift/jewelry store until 1968 and also worked at McNally’s Machine Shop in Grantsburg.  He then enrolled at Bethel University where he completed a four-year degree in Elementary Education. Dean taught elementary education  from 1970 until his retirement in 1996.  He taught 5th grade at Sandstone and was always generous with what God had blessed him with.  Dean loved to garden, fish, and spend time with family and friends.  

Dean attended Milburn Evangelical Free Church while growing up, and it was there that he came to believe in Jesus and was baptized.  His relationship with God was the most important thing to him.  At the time of his death he was a member of Journey North Church in Pine City.

After the death of his wife Delores, he and widow Margaret Marty, started a grief support group.  Eventually this led to the second marriage for both of them in 2009. They enjoyed 15 years together.

Dean is survived by his wife Margaret; son and daughter-in-law Doug and Amy Madison, grandchildren Jay (Sierra) Madison, Megan (Jose) Hernandez, Sarah Madison, and three great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law Kathy Sigurdsen, grandchildren Jesse Sigurdsen, Larissa (Jon) Swain, Kara (Josh) Jetto, Mia Madison, Kara Marie Sigurdsen, Corbin Sigurdsen, Kristin Sigurdsen, Isaac Madison, Josiah Madison, Lapresha Davis, Kiunte Sigurdsen, eleven great-grandchildren; several nephews and nieces.

He is  preceded in death by his parents Ever and Florence Madison; wife Delores; son David Madison; brothers Merlin (Myrna) Madison, Dallas (Alice Mae) Madison; sister June (Merlyn) Howard. 

Pastor Tim Adams will officiate funeral services for Dean:  11 AM Tuesday (6/4/24) at Journey North Church in Pine City with a time of reviewal and visitation one hour prior to the service at the church.
Memorials in Dean's memory may be directed to:

Minnesota Church Ministries Association, MCMA

PO Box 1186

Minnetonka, MN 55345


Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the:  Funeral and Cremation Service of Pine City ~ Swanson Chapel

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