Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL

September 3, 2013

James Madlem


Effingham Daily News

---- — James D. Madlem, 93, of Casey, passed away at 1:15 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013 at Simple

Blessings in Casey.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, at the Markwell Funeral Home with Rev. Dan Smith officiating. Burial will follow in the Casey Cumberland Cemetery with graveside military rites by the Casey VFW and Hazel Dell American Legion. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Markwell Funeral Home, 200 N. Central Ave., Casey. Memorial donations may be made to the donor’s choice. To view the full obituary, send a condolence message, light a candle or post photos, visit www.markwellfuneralhome.com.

He was born on June 9, 1920, in Greenup, the son of William Thomas Madlem and Flora Rosetta Glosser Madlem. On Dec. 31, 1941, he married Pauline Ruley in St. Charles, Mo. She passed away on May 19, 1997.

Mr. Madlem was a self-employed farmer and trucker in the Casey area for his entire life. He was a United States Army WWII veteran, a lifetime member of the Casey VFW and a member of the Disabled American Veterans Association.

Survivors include his son, David Madlem of Casey; daughter, Janice (husband Fred) Clement of Martinsville; brother, Byrd (wife Dorothy) Madlem of Charleston; grandchildren, Jim Clement of Martinsville, Cindy (husband Don) Maxey of Martinsville, Becky Clement of Martinsville, Doug (wife Becky) Clement of Martinsville, Shane (wife Cortney) Pierson of Olathe, Kan., Travis (wife Joelle) Pierson of Olathe, Kan., Troy (wife Deborah) Pierson of Mt. Home, Idaho; fourteen great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; daughter, Linda Sue (Madlem) Pierson; brothers, William Thomas Madlem, Acel Madlem, Ralph Madlem; and sisters, Naomia Farrell, Wilma Madlem, Una Matteson, Letha Sandiford, Molly Shepard, Violet Simpson and Emma Ryan.

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