MADISON /WAUNAKEE – Kathleen M. Macken, age 75, passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones on Friday, August 1, 2014.

Kathleen was born on September 20, 1938 to John and Elizabeth Paar of Madison. She attended Madison East High School. Kathleen married the love of her life, John K Macken, on August 13, 1955 at St. Bernards Catholic Church. She was a wonderful homemaker, worked at Red Dot/Frito-Lay, Midwest Steel, Macken Fur Center, and UW Hospital. Kathleen enjoyed gardening, traveling the world with her husband, reading, dancing, music, cleaning, laughing and spending time with her family. Kathleen touched many people in her life and will be dearly missed by her family and friends. The world was a much better place with her in it.

Kathleen is survived by her husband of 59 years; her children, Michael, Tracy, Carolyn and Jeanette; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A memorial celebration of life will be held at 2:00PM at RYAN FUNERAL HOME, 2418 N Sherman Ave, Madison, on Sunday, August 10, 2014. A visitation will be held from NOON until time of service at the funeral home on Sunday with a luncheon to follow.

A special thanks to Dr. Huen of St. Mary’s Oncology, Dr. Campbell of UW’s Oncology and the UW Palliative Care team. To view and sign this guestbook, please visit: www.ryanfuneralservice.com