Joseph L. “Joe” Verriden

Joseph L. “Joe” Verriden

MADISON- Joseph L. “Joe” Verriden, age 56, of Madison, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 at Agrace Hospice Care surrounded by his family and friends.

He was born on April 26, 1958, in Port Huron, Mich., the son of Kenneth Verriden of St. Petersburg, Fla., and his exceptional, loving mother, Martha (Frankwick) Verriden of Stoughton. Joe “JoJo” lived and worked in Florida for many years before returning to Wisconsin. He enjoyed fishing, dancing, socializing and most of all loved spending time with his family.

Joe is survived by his parents; siblings, Steven Verriden of Madison, William Verriden of Watertown, Thomas (Dawn) Verriden of Stoughton and Catherine Verriden of Monona; nieces and nephews, Jacob, Joshua, Zach, Jericho, Meaghan and Dani; his son, Chad; godson, Hayes of Madison; and close friend, Jamie Pohlman of Madison; along with numerous other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his brother Patrick in 2011; and sister-in-law, Patricia in 2013.

Funeral services will be held at GUNDERSON EAST FUNERAL HOME, 5203 Monona Dr., Madison, at Noon, on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, with Deacon Richard Martin presiding. Burial will follow at Highland Memory Gardens. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until the time of service on Wednesday.

Online condolences may be made at

Gunderson East
Funeral & Cremation Care
5203 Monona Drive