Loretta L. Madsen

Loretta L. Madsen

Loretta L. Madsen

May 19, 1923~March 15, 2023

Loretta Madsen of Holiday, Florida, passed away peacefully March 15, 2023. She was born to Jacob and Augusta Weiler, on May 19, 1923, in Lisbon, North Dakota. She attended schools there, graduating from Lisbon High School in 1940.

She attended business college, married Patrick Olsen, they lived in Minneapolis MN. She worked for and retired from Montgomery Ward. She and Pat moved to Florida around 1970 and he died in 1974. She met and married Ed Madsen in 1976 and they celebrated 30+ years together before he died on June 2, 2007.

Loretta was a devout Roman Catholic and a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Holiday, FL, for over 50 years. She was an active parishioner in Our Lady’s Guild and a Lector for daily and Sunday Masses. Loretta was also the Server and Lector for the Thursday Mass at the Sunshine Christian Home for many years. The Priests of the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament (SSS) especially Father Rudy, Father Dominic, Father Mark, and Father Bill were very near and dear to her. She had a very big heart for the Filipino people and includes many of them among her dearest friends. Loretta was a very generous supporter of her parish and a long-time benefactor of a number of Seminarians of the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament in the Philippines.

Loretta will best be remembered by her friends and family as a person who witnessed her Faith in her daily life. She enjoyed many activities, especially the get-togethers with her “Golden Girls” group. She loved keeping in touch with her family and friends with phone calls, texts, FaceTime, Messenger, and Email – she was actually quite a “techie”!

In addition to her husbands, she was predeceased by her brothers and their wives, Norbert (Minnie), Lawrence (Ann), and Robert (Bev), her sister Dorothy Fahlsing (Robert), and her step- son Michael Madsen.

Surviving are many nephews: Jim Weiler, Paul Weiler, David Weiler, Rusty Weiler, and Rick Weiler, Bob Fahlsing, Ron Fahlsing, and nieces Pam Weiler, Bobbie Hauck, Patti Crawford, Kathy Kiedrowski, Phyllis Schultz, Judy Vaughn, and Becky Somers; her step-children Lawrence Madsen and Bernadette McCluskey, her step-daughter-in-law Claudia Madsen; and step-grandchildren Jacqueline Perry, Kevin McCluskey, Brendan McCluskey, Michael Madsen, Carl Madsen, Scott Madsen, Christine Madsen, and Gabriel Madsen. Loretta is also survived by her very special and close friends Lisa Kroening and Jim and Marilyn Inkrott.

Dobies Funeral Home in Holiday, Florida, is honored to assist the family during this time. Visitation will be on Tuesday, March 21, from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM. A funeral Mass to celebrate her life will be held on March 22 at 10:00.AM at St Vincent de Paul Church, 4843 Mile Stretch Dr, Holiday, Florida. Burial will follow at Trinity Memorial Gardens, 12609 Memorial Dr, Trinity, Florida. A reception will follow at Father Farrell Hall at the church.

In lieu of flowers, Loretta would be honored by a donation to St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 4843 Mile Stretch Dr, Holiday, Florida 34690, or to the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament Sta. Cruz Parish, Bustos St., Sta. Cruz, Manila, Philippines 1004


Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes - Holiday


St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church


Jane Martinson

March 28, 2023, 4:42 pm

I met Loretta when I bought the villa adjacent to hers in 2018. Over time we became friends. In her last year or so in residence I would bring her mail to her daily. She often invited me in and we’d chat a bit. Loretta was indeed a woman of strong faith. She had a kind heart, a sunny smile, and remarkable tenacity. I miss Loretta. Having read her obituary, I now know of her extensive family. I extend my condolences to them all. God bless Loretta and all her friends and family!

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