Bradley Madsen, age 58, of Alexandria Mn, passed away on Wednesday, April 21 at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, MN. A funeral service will be held on Friday, April 30 at 11:00 A.M. at Emblom Brenny Funeral Service in Little Falls. The burial will follow at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery north of Little Falls. A visitation will be held from 10:00-11:00 A.M. on Friday morning at the funeral home. The service will be lived streamed the zoom link is https://us04web.zoom.us/j/71912846314?pwd=aXBRZUxrak5WTEhQcDZHWGxHTjN5QT09
Bradley Gene Madsen was born June 8, 1962 in Willmar, MN to Donald and Alice (Nelson) Madsen. He grew up in the Willmar area where he attended and graduated from Willmar High School. He served his country in the United States Army and was honorably discharged on June 16, 1986. He was united in marriage to Judy Whipple on December 29, 1984.. The couple resided in Winters California with their 3 children. Bradley worked as a correctional officer for the State of California where he retired. They moved back to Minnesota in 1996, where Bradley was born and raised. He worked as a boiler operator for CVEC in Benson, MN. They moved to the Alexandria area in 2004. Brad enjoyed snowmobiling with family and friends, hunting, camping and Ice fishing. He recently helped his grandson harvest his first buck. Fly in fishing trips to Canada with his brothers and son-in-law were always a special time. Brad had a special gift of making friends were ever he went, his family remembers Brad, as a prankster and joke teller. He and Judy enjoyed traveling all over the United States and just by chance he would find a Wild hockey game during their trips. He attended several arenas over the years cheering on his team. Brad cherished every moment he had with his grand children as they were his pride and joy.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Judy Madsen of Alexandria, MN; children, Angelina "Angie" (Bryan) Staples of Alexandria, MN, Michael (Olivia) Madsen of Litchfield, MN and Brett LaRose of Maple Lake, MN; mother, Alice Madsen of Clontarf, MN; grandchildren, Kyli and Jarin Staples of Alexandria. Gavin and Braxlin LaRose of Maple Lake, and Tyler Lelei of Utah. Siblings, Bob (Diane Wozniak of New London, MN) Madsen of Oronoco, MN, Judy (Jim) Lundquist of Arizona, Michael Sanderson of Clontarf, MN, Kathy Cruz-Sierra of Arkansas, Mary Madsen of California, Perry (K.C.) Madsen of Missouri and Donna Madsen of St. Cloud, MN and many nieces, nephews and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Donald "Unclefud" Madsen; siblings, Linda LaRose and Arlen Madsen.
The arrangements for Bradley are with Emblom Brenny Funeral Service in Little Falls, MN. 320-632-4393
"For gifts in memory of your brother, Mr. Bradley Madsen, checks should be written to ?JHU? with his name noted, along with Interstitial Lung Disease research.
Checks should be sent to:
Johns Hopkins at Keswick
Office of Advancement Services
Attn: RevMgmt - Department of Medicine
3910 Keswick Road, Suite N2100
Baltimore, MD 21211
Online gifts can also be made via this link:
https://secure.jhu.edu/form/pccm - on the pulldown select ?other? and enter ?Interstitial Lung Disease? in the space provided
Anne M. Kennan
Fund for Johns Hopkins "
"In loving memory from Alice Madsen, Mother and James and Judy Lundquist (sister) of Bradley Madsen a tribute has been made to John Hopkins Research for Interstitial lung disease. "
"It was such a great joy working with Brad at CVEC and the times bow hunting with him. He was a great story teller over wampum biscuits and gravy on the night shifts. He always had words of encouragement for my daughters every time. Our sympathies to Judy and family during this time. I will treasure the memories with brother Brad. Kevin and Rose Wilts "
"You have been in our thoughts, prayers, and hearts!! Words cannot express how sorry we are for your loss. Please reach out if you are in need of ANYTHING!!! All our love, Stephanie & Mickey Larson, Daniel Oberg, and Isaac Tewes"
"All the memories of family reunions as kids and the trouble we would get in. Coming with dad and mom when he would play in Mn. You will be remembered fondly and love forever. Yours cousins from SD. Shirley Dave Lori and Mike"
"Bradley was a kind soul, and many hours were spent sharing the word of God as we worked as tower officers in Vacaville, California. Bradley and I spent many hours in Bible discussion on the phone from those towers. One thing I am sure of is he knew Jesus, and though he will be missed here, he is sure to be with others who have passed on before, and in the presence of his Savior, Christ the King! Love knows no boundaries and cannot be caged, even though Bradley is no longer physically with us, his Spirit will always live on. My deepest condolences for all those who loved him! Your Sister, Kathy Cruz Sierra"
"My brother Brad was a loving and kind brother to me. He would do anything I asked of him. The best part was he loved the Lord Jesus Christ with all his heart. Will be seeing you again one day.
I will miss you but I will carry you always in my heart."