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Shirlee B. Madow, age 88 of Faribault died Monday, December 1, 2014 at Reflections Three Links, Northfield.

Service of remembrance will be at the American Legion, Faribault (112 5th Street N.E.) on December 13, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. with a reception immediately after the services.

Arrangements are being handled by the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault.

Shirlee, the daughter of Ely and Lillian (Shapiro) Brody, was born on April 13, 1926 in St. Louis, MO. She married Arnold Madow on August 24, 1947 in St. Louis, MO, and he preceded her in death on July 14, 1995. Shirlee was a nurse at District One for many years. She loved to golf, dance, listen to music, garden, and was very sociable. Shirlee volunteered with many Faribault organizations, including HRA, EDA, and Faribault Futures, and was a strong supporter of the arts, both locally and in the Twin Cities.

She is survived by her children, Lynn Madow (and Tim) Dennis of St. Paul, Doug (and special friend, Micki O'Flynn) Madow of Faribault and Eric Madow of Faribault; three grandchildren, Kieren Nystrom, Devon Madow, and Jason Madow; two step grandchildren, Wes Caron and Stephanie Caswell; many great grandchildren and great great grandchildren; and two siblings, Harvey (and Phyllis) Brody of Costa Mesa, CA and Nita Blitz of Los Angeles, CA.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and daughter-in-law, Tamera Madow.


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Name: Barb Silvers
Email: barbarnie@aol.com
Date: Saturday December 06, 2014


I'm so sorry for your loss. Will keep all of you in my thoughts & prayers for comfort, peace, and healing. It hurts even when we have time to prepare. Sorry I can't be there to give you a hug. Love to you all, Barb Silvers

Name: Cynthia Guy Ali
Email: cynmint09@yahoo.com
Date: Saturday December 06, 2014


Thoughts to the family of Shirlee at this time. So sorry to hear of your loss. Shirlee was my next door neighbor when I grew up on 3rd Street in Faribault. I always remember Shirlee's magnificent garden that I could look down upon from my upstairs window. What a beautiful sight! There were flowers blooming through every season, so lovely! She always remembered my birthday and brought over a card with one of the flowers. Shirlee will be missed!

Name: Jacki Keck
Email: jkeck@wil.midco.net
Date: Wednesday December 03, 2014


Heart-warming to remember such things as symphony concerts, a trip to the museum exhibit and the pride she had in her children's accomplishments. Enveloping your family with love/jki

Name: Michael Grinney
Email: grrrin@charter.net
Date: Tuesday December 02, 2014


It was my pleasure to know and work with Shirlee and her family. She was a very special lady that was always eager to learn and expand her horizons. She had a very good gift of volunteering and giving back to the community. She made a point to get to know everyone that crossed her path and she always left a good imprint. She will be sorely missed by all. Rest in peace, Shirlee. Michael Grinney

Name: Ivan Whillock
Email: carve@whillock.com
Date: Tuesday December 02, 2014


Shirlee has been a wonderful friend for many years, beginning with our mutual involvement with the Faribault Art Center. I can't recall a single one of my art shows, concerts, or wood carving festivals that she didn't attend and stop to personally express her support. Add to that the pleasure of having her talented children in my classroom--and son Doug on the bandstand, Shirlee has added a richness to my life that I will always treasure. Ivan Whillock