MADISON – Alice Jane Maiden, age 78, passed away Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at St. Mary's Hospital following complications from cancer.
Alice was born on December 3, 1934 in Columbus, WI to Peter and Bertha Haesler. Her family moved to Madison, when she was 4, following the death of her father. Alice graduated from Madison Central High School before going on to attend Madison Business College. She married Harlan Maiden on September 14, 1957 at Memorial United Church of Christ. Alice worked many years as an administrative clerk at the Madison Police Department, retiring in 1992. She enjoyed playing cards, watching sports and spending time with her beloved sisters, especially the time she spent in Switzerland with them, meeting their Swiss relatives.
Alice is survived by her husband of 56 years, Harlan; nieces, Kathy (Chess) Adams of Madison, Carla Rand of Belmont, Margaret Martin, Becky Martin, Anne Martin (fiancée Greg Shortreed) all of Madison; nephews, Peter (Rose) Segerson of Black River Falls, Andrew (Carolyn) Martin of Batavia, IL , and 36 nieces and nephews from Harlan's side and many great-nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Hedy Haesler, Helen Martin and Rosemarie Segerson; brothers-in-law, Carl Martin and Robert Segerson; nephew-in-law, John Rand.
A service will be held at RYAN FUNERAL HOME, 2418 N. Sherman Ave., Madison, at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 18, 2013. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, May 17, 2013 and again on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until time of service. Entombment will be at Roselawn Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to American Cancer Society, 8317 Elderberry Rd, Madison, WI 53717. To view and sign this guestbook, please visit : www.ryanfuneralservice.com
Ryan Funeral Home & Cremation Services 2418 N. Sherman Ave. 608-249-8257