THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Issue Date: June 21, 2018
Peggy Madden, 81, of Menominee, Mi., passed away Friday, June 8, 2018.
Born Nov. 29, 1936 in Menominee, to Joseph B. and Mary J. Madden, she grew up there and attended St. John the Baptist School and Lourdes High School, graduating from Menominee High School in 1955. She worked for the Michigan Bell Telephone Company engineering office in Menominee before continuing her education at Northern Michigan College in Marquette, Mi.
She transferred to the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor to complete a degree in Speech-Language Pathology and worked as a Speech Pathologist for Sheboygan County Schools for several years until accepting a position with the Department of Defense Dependent Schools in Germany, where she enjoyed working as a Speech Pathologist for the children of military families.
She traveled extensively in Europe on her holidays and later completed a Master's degree in Speech Pathology at UW-Milwaukee and returned to Germany to resume her work for the Department of Defense. In 1998 she retired from government service and returned to Menominee.
She enjoyed skiing, sailing, golfing with friends, traveling, shopping and volunteered for Meals on Wheels and the Menominee County Historical Society Heritage Museum. An avid reader, she also loved crossword puzzles, the Winter Olympics, horse racing, golf tournaments and ballet.
She enjoyed living at The Harbors Retirement Community and leaves behind many friends. Greetings to family and friends always included hugs.
She is survived by two brothers, Jeremiah Madden of Deerfield, Ill. and Joseph Madden (Mary Kay) of Tampa, Fla.; a sister, Mary Louise Dubinski of Shorewood; 12 nieces and nephews; many grand-nieces and grand-nephews and several great-grand-nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister-in-law, Mary Elizabeth (Liz) Madden and a brother-in-law, Jerome Dubinski.
A Memorial Celebration of her life is planned. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery in Menominee, Mi. Thielen Funeral Home of Marinette is assisting the family with arrangements. Memorial contributions can be made in her memory to Menominee County Historical Society, P.O. Box 151, Menominee Mi., 49858.