A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 18, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at the Frank Family Funeral Home
in Hankinson, ND. Burial will be at Queen of Heaven Cemetery Mesa, AZ. A gathering of friends will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Frances Shirley Anderson Madsen was born on November 26, 1937 in Fargo, ND, the daughter of Gordon and Helen (Biggs) Anderson. She attended Drake High School, graduating in 1956. Over the years she traveled to many different states. Frances worked at Minn-Dak as a custodian for 2 years and served as a girl scout leader in Denver, CO and Phoenix, AZ. She was a lifetime member of the Thorton, CO VFW Post 7945 and also served as an officer charter member of the Moose Lodge in Aurora, CO. In April 1977 she married Norman Madsen. They enjoyed their summers in Hankinson, ND and their winters in Mesa, AZ. Frances enjoyed camping, fishing, sewing, gardening and spending time with her great grandchildren.
She is survived by four daughters: Carla Barr III, Bradenton, FL, Frances (Kenneth) McGraw and Rebecca Wieser, Hankinson, ND and Tracy Mitchell, Mandan, ND; two step sons: Dean Madsen, Limon, CO and Duane Madsen, Columbus, NM; one step daughter: Cheryl Brown, Lochbuie, CO; nine grandchildren, eight great grandchildren; a brother: Richard Anderson, Hankinson, ND, nieces & nephews and many special friends including Jerry Wirtz, Hankinson, ND.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband: Norman Madsen, daughter: Colette Lancaster and grandson: Alex Houle.
Frank Family Funeral Home of Hankinson, ND is in charge of the fuenral arrangements.