Obituary: Sandra Madsen, 84

Sandy passed away peacefully at home on Monday, March 04, 2024.

She was born in Fond du Lac, WI on May 24, 1939, to James and Lorraine Fisher.

Sandy graduated from Whitewater City High School in 1957 and received her Operators license from Wisconsin College of Beauty in 1959.  She worked as a hairdresser until her retirement.

She married Irv Madsen at 1st English Lutheran Church in Whitewater on August 6, 1960. Sandy loved bowling, golfing, playing cards with friends, volunteering at church, the Thrift Shoppe, delivering Meals on Wheels, Women’s Federation and the Jayceette’s.

She is survived by her husband Irv, brother JP (Karen) Fisher, sister Pam Fisher, 3 daughters, Jodi (Jim) Stoppenbach, Terri (Brad) Stallings, Cyndee (Kent) Kelsey, and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Dave Fisher and sister Sally Grabowski.

The family is so grateful for her excellent care from Nicole Gosh, Jim Middlestein, Nellie Redinius, Nikki Middlestein, Allison Seitz, and all of the past caregivers (Evie, Jackson, Mary Kay, Vicki and Steve) and friends (the Albrecht’s, Oberle’s, Cobb’s, Voh’s) who have helped with “Team Madsen.”

We would also like to thank Rainbow Hospice, Nitardy and all of the SSM Health facilities.

Visitation will be held at Nitardy Funeral Home in Whitewater, WI on Saturday, March 09, 2024 from 10 am to 11:30 am, with a celebration of Sandy’s life to follow.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to 1st English Lutheran Church, UW-Whitewater Athletics or the Madsen Family Scholarship at UW-W, or your charity of choice in Sandy’s name.

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