Lake City – Merle Madsen, 93, died Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at Shady Oaks Care Center in Lake City. Per his wishes a private family burial was held at the Lake City Cemetery.
Merle is survived by his step-daughters Pam Meyer of Lake City and Alice (Gary) Schrad of Albert Lea, MN, step-son Randy Wenck of Lake City, 9 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and wife Lorraine in 2015.
Merle Thomas Madsen was born on December 9, 1924 at home on the farm in Crawford County, Iowa. He was one of ten children born to Edwin A. and Marie C. (Sheridan) Madsen. He worked as a farmer and later in his life he was a crop insurance adjustor. On February 14, 1989, Merle married Lorraine Karstens in Camdenton, MO. For many years they enjoyed spending their summers in Missouri and winters in Texas.