Sunday, October 19, 2003

Esther Madsen Tormey

MADISON - Esther Madsen Tormey, age 93, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2003, in Brookfield. She was born on Oct. 31, 1909, the daughter of Mads and Theresa (Black) Madsen. Esther graduated from Madison Central High School and UW-Madison. She was employed by the University in various capacities including serving as the secretary to the President and to the Dean of the School of Engineering. Esther was a member of the American Association of University Women, the Danish Brotherhood and Luther Memorial Church. She is survived by three nieces, Virginia Wolf, Kathleen (William) Funk and Ada (William) Maseth; two nephews, Ralph (Betty) Madson and Dr. Robert (Peggy) Madson; and many other relatives and friends. Esther was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Dr. T. W. Tormey, Jr.; a sister; and five brothers. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Oct., 20, 2003, at CRESS FUNERAL HOME, 6021 University Ave., Madison, with the Rev. Shelley J. Bobb officiating. Burial will follow in Prairie Mound Cemetery in Oregon. Visitation will be held from, noon until the time of service on Monday. Memorials may be made to Luther Memorial Church. Cress Funeral Service 6021 University Ave. (608) 238-8406

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on October 19, 2003

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