Dennis R. Madson, 70, of Ames, died Jan. 27, 2020, at The Rose Assisted Living in Ames. Funeral services will be Friday at 10:30 a.m. at the Soderstrum Funeral Home in Story City. Burial will follow in the Story City Cemetery.


Dennis was born on Feb. 14, 1949, in Fremont, Neb., to Jasper and Elsie (Sinn) Madson. He graduated from South Hamilton High School in 1968 and had lived the past three years in Ames and had lived in Humboldt prior to that.


Dennis loved to go shopping, decorate his apartment with wildlife items, and play Bingo where he lived. Even with his disability, he enjoyed traveling all over the United States and he enjoyed life.


He is survived by his sister, Ilene (Lloyd) Guard, of Radcliffe; a brother, Delbert (Diane) Madson. of Mount Dora, Fla.; two nieces, Stacie (Daniel) Ricklefs and Stephanie (Mark) Lizzol; and a nephew, Tyler (Alexandria) Guard.


Dennis was preceded in death by his parents; an infant sister, Janice Madson; and a nephew, Jay Madson.


Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army 703 Lincoln Way Ames, Iowa 50010.


Soderstrum Funeral Home in Story City is entrusted with arrangements.