In Memory of





Obituary for Gerald J. "Jerry" Madden

Gerald J. “Jerry” Madden, 65, of Effingham, KS died on Wednesday, June 21, 2023, at the Anew Nursing Home, Nortonville, KS, following an automobile accident on Dec. 19, 2020, that he never recovered from.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, June 24, 2023, at St. Ann’s Church, Effingham with Fr. Hughes Sundeme as Celebrant. Burial will follow in the St. Ann’s Cemetery. A parish rosary will be recited at 6:00 pm on Friday, June 23rd, 2023, at the Becker Chapel, Effingham, KS, with visitation to follow until 8:00 pm. Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Ann’s Church and may be sent in care of the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home who is entrusted with the arrangements. Condolences to the family may be left online at

Jerry was born on July 15, 1957, in Horton, KS, the son of George D. and Angela (Blocker) Madden. He graduated from Atchison County Community High School in 1975. Jerry wrestled in high school earning 2nd place in the State of Kansas his senior year. He had attended Highland College, Benedictine College and received a bachelor’s degree from Missouri Western University. Mr. Madden worked as counselor for the Kansas State Department of Correction and later served as a disability judge for the Social Security Administration. He was a member of the St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Effingham, KS, where he served on the rebuilding committee. Jerry also served as an Atchison County Commissioner and on the Atchison County Community District #377 School Board and as an assistant wrestling coach for ACCHS. He enjoyed participating, watching, coaching and keeping up with the boys wrestling program.

Survivors include seven brothers; Jim Madden, Atchison, KS, Mike Madden, Topeka, KS, Ralph Madden, Effingham, KS., Louis Madden, Topeka, KS, Bill Madden, Junction City, KS, Alva Madden, Atchison, KS, and Henry Madden, Norman, OK, and two sisters; Frances Robinson, Atchison, KS, Mary Kimmi, Everest, KS, special friends, Steven Hayward and Stevie Patton and numerous nieces and nephews. His parents, brothers; John and Paul Madden, sisters; Lois Sage, Irene Madden, and Helen Hagen, preceded him in death.