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Colleen Marie Madsen

Chicago, Illinois

February 27, 1955 - May 5, 2024

Colleen Marie Madsen Obituary

Colleen “Casey” Madsen, 69, passed on May 5, 2024 in Chicago, IL after a short but valiant battle with cancer. She transitioned in comfort surrounded by her family. She was a beacon of strength and kindness and she will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

 

Casey is survived by her husband, Wayne Madsen, their daughter Linnea Madsen (Mohannad Albayari) and their cherished granddaughter Rowan Albayari. She is remembered fondly by her step-children Erik Madsen (Reagan) and Stephanie Madsen, and her six step-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister Kathy (Frank) Golt, her dear sister-in-law Jan Wood, and her niece and nephews Michael Golt, Jason Golt, Kevin Wood, Brian Wood, and Emma Wood.

 

She is preceded in death by her parents Ronald and Roberta (née Mansfield) Wood, by her beloved brother Ron Wood Jr, and by her grandparents Robert and Vera (née Arden) Mansfield, Wilburn Wood and Naomi (née Beasley) Wood.

 

After studying art at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Casey went on to become a self-taught programmer, eventually becoming a Director of Technology. She combined her lightning-quick intellect with her creativity to use technology in exciting new ways and bridge gaps between business and technical teams. Alongside her career, Casey was a true artist, most prolific in water color but also creating beautiful sketches. She preferred to paint children and animals because she loved the innocence and earnestness in their personalities. She was also a prolific reader, loving classics and romance novels alike, and was always excited to try a new book or genre if someone she trusted recommended it.

 

Casey was a devoted mother and grandmother, raising a beautiful daughter, attending all of her events and supporting her in her endeavors. When her daughter got married, Casey welcomed her son-in-law into the family with open arms, embracing him as a beloved member of her own kin. Casey felt the best season of her life began upon the announcement of her daughter’s pregnancy with her first and only granddaughter. Casey loved rocking her granddaughter to sleep, feeding her, and reading to her. Casey’s final sentence was “hi baby” during her last visit with her granddaughter.

 

Casey will forever be remembered by many as a fearless, brilliant and loving friend.

 

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Leiomyosarcoma Support & Direct Research Foundation at <https://www.lmsdr.org/>.


 



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Colleen “Casey” Madsen, 69, passed on May 5, 2024 in Chicago, IL after a short but valiant battle with cancer. She transitioned in comfort surrounded by her family. She was a beacon of strength and kindness and she will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

 

Casey is survived by her husband, Wayne Madsen, their daughter Linnea Madsen (Mohannad Albayari) and their cherished granddaughter Rowan Albayari. She is remembered fondly by her step-children Erik Madsen (Reagan) and Stephanie Madsen, and her six step-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister Kathy (Frank) Golt, her dear sister-in-law Jan Wood, and her niece and nephews Michael Golt, Jason Golt, Kevin Wood, Brian Wood, and Emma Wood.

 

She is preceded in death by her parents Ronald and Roberta (née Mansfield) Wood, by her beloved brother Ron Wood Jr, and by her grandparents Robert and Vera (née Arden) Mansfield, Wilburn Wood and Naomi (née Beasley) Wood.

 

After studying art at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Casey went on to become a self-taught programmer, eventually becoming a Director of Technology. She combined her lightning-quick intellect with her creativity to use technology in exciting new ways and bridge gaps between business and technical teams. Alongside her career, Casey was a true artist, most prolific in water color but also creating beautiful sketches. She preferred to paint children and animals because she loved the innocence and earnestness in their personalities. She was also a prolific reader, loving classics and romance novels alike, and was always excited to try a new book or genre if someone she trusted recommended it.

 

Casey was a devoted mother and grandmother, raising a beautiful daughter, attending all of her events and supporting her in her endeavors. When her daughter got married, Casey welcomed her son-in-law into the family with open arms, embracing him as a beloved member of her own kin. Casey felt the best season of her life began upon the announcement of her daughter’s pregnancy with her first and only granddaughter. Casey loved rocking her granddaughter to sleep, feeding her, and reading to her. Casey’s final sentence was “hi baby” during her last visit with her granddaughter.

 

Casey will forever be remembered by many as a fearless, brilliant and loving friend.

 

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Leiomyosarcoma Support & Direct Research Foundation at <https://www.lmsdr.org/>.


 



To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Colleen Marie Madsen hosted by Cremation Society of Illinois.

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