Anna J. “Jean” Madlung, 91, of Monticello passed away at ,
Aug. 21, 2009 at St. VincentHospital in Indianapolis.
She was born Feb. 6, 1918 in Francisco to Elmer and Maggie Dill Pond.
Her marriage was to Jack R Madlung of MononJan. 1, 1946. Mr. Madlung was a former prisoner of war
from November 1944 to February 1945 in Poland.
Jean was a 1937 graduate of FranciscoHigh
School , a 1939 graduate of IndianaBusinessSchool and also of Mrs. Burris Shorthand School.
Mrs. Madlung was a member of the First Presbyterian
Church of Monticello since 1958 where she had been a deacon, played in the bell
choir, and participated in the Thanksgiving Basket program for the needy. She
also attended weekly Bible study at the church. She was a private angel helping
families in need. While attending business school, she worked for the IndianaSchool for the Blind. She was later employed by the U.S.
Department of Agriculture as an Enumerator and also as a clerk for the Bureau
of Motor Vehicles in Monticello.
She was a member of the Fortnightly Bridge Club and other various bridge clubs
and just recently came in first two days in a row. She was the founder of the
first Red Hat Society in Monticello
known as the Golden Giggly Girls. Every morning she worked the crossword puzzle
in the Indianapolis Star. She enjoyed traveling. She took 398th bomb reunion
trips with her husband to England and later with her children. She also enjoyed
cruises. Above all, she loved her family.
Survivors include two daughters, Dr. Nancy Zeller of Greenville, NC, Cherie (Mike) Ross of Indianapolis; son, Randy
(Rebecca) Madlung of Monticello; four grandchildren,
Chris (Gianina) Zeller, John (Hiroko) Zeller, Derek Madlung, LudmilaNikitina; a great-granddaughter, Rylie
Rollins; five nephews including David Pond; and two nieces.
She is preceded in death by
her parents; husband, Jack R. Madlung on Dec. 27,
1998; brothers, Ted Dill, Claude Pond, Jesse Pond, John Pond; sisters, Virginia
Redinbo, Mildred McFarland, and Dorothy Pond.
Funeral services will be at Tuesday,
Aug. 25, 2009 at the First
Presbyterian Church of Monticello with the Rev. Ruby Kleymannofficiating.Burial will be in CrownHillCemetery in Indianapolis .
Visitation will be from 55-8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 24, 2009 at Springer-Voorhis-Draper
Funeral Home. Presbyterian deacon prayer circle will be at