||Born: May 30, 1946
||Death: October 21, 2011
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|Michael Jay Mader
May 30, 1946 -
October 21, 2011
MICHAEL JAY MADER
1100 Teakwood St., Brandon, SD
Died: Sunday, October 23, 2011
Sioux Falls, SD
Age: 65 years, 4 months, 23 days
Begins 3:00 PM Wednesday, October 26, 2011
George Boom Funeral Home, Sioux Falls
Family present 6:00 to 8:00 PM
2:00 PM Thursday, October 27, 2011
George Boom Funeral Home, Sioux Falls, SD
Rev. Bill Mitchell, Officiating
Bev Deutsch, Organist
David Fields, Vocalist
“The Lord's Prayer”
“Beyond the Sunset”
“What a Friend We Have in Jesus”
Woodlawn Cemetery, Sioux Falls, SD
Bart Jones ~ Blaine Jones ~ Jeff Arneson
Brad Arneson ~ Jordan Arneson ~ Jim Vermeer
Tyler Arneson ~ Nick Arneson ~ Lane Mader
Sam Carstens ~ Caleb Johnson ~ Connor Johnson ~ Erin Johnson
Michael Jay Mader, son of Jack and Verna (Hendrix) Mader, was born May 30, 1946, in Sioux Falls, SD. He grew up in Sioux Falls and graduated from Washington High School in 1965. Following his graduation he attended college and worked as a Respiratory Therapist for Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls and Sacred Heart in Yankton, SD. Michael then joined the Blue Cloud Abbey at Marvin, SD where he served for over 20 years. While at Blue Cloud he attended St. John’s College studying Theology. He also taught Calligraphy at the Mother of God Monastery in Watertown, SD for two years. In 2003, Michael left the abbey and began working for the Sioux Merchant Patrol as a security guard.
In his free time, Michael enjoyed the arts. He loved to drawing and painting, singing and cooking. He also loved to spend time with family and will be greatly missed by those who shared his life.
Grateful for having shared his life are his sisters, Judy (Duane) Arneson and Jan Peterson, both of Sioux Falls; and many nieces and nephews.
Michael was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Verna; and siblings, Jack, Gary and Patricia.
Relatives and friends are invited to gather with the family for lunch and fellowship at George Boom Funeral Home following the committal service.