THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Shirley J. Madon
Issue Date: September 6, 2017
Shirley J. Madon, Green Bay, went to her eternal rest on September 4, 2017 at the age of 83.
She was born June 6, 1934 in Chicago IL to the late William and Bertha (Kostrova) Filkins. She married her loving husband, George S. Madon on October 29, 1955. They moved to Pound, WI in 1964, where they owned and operated a tavern for many years. Shirley was also an Avon Rep before being employed by Coleman Products, from which she retired.
After retirement Shirley and George enjoyed camping in Eagle River, which lead to touring the U.S. in their motor home and later residing in Florida. In 2004 they returned home to WI where they enjoyed the rest of retirement with their family. George preceded her in death March 18, 2008.
Shirley enjoyed dancing, gardening, crafting, ceramics, painting, crocheting, jewelry making, playing cards (which she was usually the winner), puzzles and numerous games. Her greatest pleasure was spending time and being a part of the lives of her two daughters and sons-in-law, grandchildren and especially her nine great-grandchildren (soon to be ten). Her spunky, outgoing, good nature, allowed her to make many friends throughout her life.
Shirley is survived by two daughters and their husbands, Sharon (Duane) Opicka, Casco, and Karen (David) Jagiello, Lena; five very loved grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren including; Weston (Katie) Jagiello their children Blake and Jolene; Andrea (Mike) Kruse and their children Deegan, Landon, Kollin, and expected child, all of Lena; Michelle (Todd) Chaudoir and their children Trevor and Jacob of Luxemburg; Marc (Chelsea) Opicka of DePere; Jenna (Jason) Knedlhans and their children Kaislyn and Colton of Suamico. She is also survived by one brother-in-law, Reg Madon of Chicago and numerous cherished nieces, nephews and friends.
Shirley was preceded in death by her husband, parents, parents-in-law, John (Helen) Madon; Siblings and their spouses, Walter Filkins, Leslie (Evelyn) Filkins, Violet (Ben) Kirkey, Lorrain (Loddie) Pivonka and sister-in-law, Lorraine Madon.
Thank you to the doctors of Aurora BayCare Hospital. The daughters would like to personally thank the staff at Cardinal Ridge Residential Care, Green Bay, for the extremely personal and loving care that was given to our Mother during her short stay. She truly enjoyed the extra time they spent with her above and beyond the normal care being given. Thank you to Unity Hospice for their professional care and the guidance they provided us and our Mother during these difficult days. Also, a special thank you to Father Scott and Deacon Jane from St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Green Bay.
In accordance with her wishes, Shirley will be laid to rest at the Shrine of the Good Shepard, Green Bay, where her family will celebrate her life in a private ceremony. The family was aided in arrangements by Proko-Wall Funeral Home.