Gregory "Rude" Madson
May 28, 1953 - September 3, 2012
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Wichmann Funeral Home Tri-County Chapel
1592 Oneida Street
Menasha, WI 54952
Wichmann Funeral Home Tri-County Chapel
1592 Oneida Street
Menasha, WI 54952
Monday 9/10

On Monday, September 3, 2012, we lost a son, a brother, an uncle and a friend to many, as Gregory Lee Madson left this world on eagle's wings. Greg was born on May 28, 1953. He grew up riding Harleys and rode all his life. He drove truck for Waste Management until his illness became…

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Ben left a message on May 2, 2013:
Hey Uncle Greg, Just wanted you to know that their is not a day I do not think of you. I am sure that is the same for everyone that was close to you. Christmas is comming very quick and i just can not get in the holiday spirit... i am completly torn and i wish you were still among us.. but the Lord had other plans for you. I would trade places with you anyday just so you could be back among the family, but i do know you are in a better place.I miss you sooooo much!! Uncle Greg please help me through this i just dont know how to cope with the lose of you, and i dont want to sound selfish cause i know many other family members are dealing with this as well. I just hurt so much and do not really know how to deal with it.....I LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU SO MUCH!!!!
Berta left a message on October 2, 2012:
Hi Kiddo, Just catching up with you. Its been another week of thinking of you and missing you. Ben went out to see the"brothers" and we have your patch now. It is impressive. Dave has quite the memorial set up for you, it made Ben cry. He misses you so much, just stick close to him for me, and whisper words of encouragement in his ear. He is trying so hard right now. Mom is doing pretty good. I think she has her hard times too. I know your heart is free now and you have the understanding of life that none of us know. Her quilt is deep, but all mothers have quilt. I wear your necklace every day. It helps to keep you close. You know my heart breaks with missing you, but I AM trying not to cry. Love and Miss you sooo much.
Ben left a message on September 21, 2012:
Uncle Greg I miss you so much!.... it has been a little over two weeks and i still am having trouble sleeping at night knowing that your truly gone, but i do have to say thank you because i do feel your spirit when you are around me and i have gotten your signs that you wanted me to see, and that helps me through this a lot along with our loving family.You are missed in ways words can not explain, but you are always around us and im glad you are with your nephew scotty and your other brothers having the best time we can only imagine. we all miss and love you so much please keep your presence around us we all need it..... LOVE YOU ALWAYS AND FOREVER!!!! Ben
Berta left a message on September 16, 2012:
It's been 2 weeks now since your passing, and we are all still trying to cope with your loss. I hope you understand that every now and again, there will be tears for you, happy tears because you are free, and sad tears because we miss you with all of our hearts. I do feel you with me and hope that feeling never ends. I love you...
Rob Schroeder left a message on September 11, 2012:
I met Greg about 10 years ago. He was always nice to me and I loved hanging out with him and shooting the breeze. He was rough on the outside but once you met him you found out quickly he was a great guy with a big heart. I will miss him.
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
penny hummel left a message on September 7, 2012:
So sorry for your loss. Heartfelt thoughts and prayers at this time. Luv ya Bert!
Christine & Huntz Schad left a message on September 7, 2012:
Greg, It's so hard to believe you are gone, you will always have a special place in our hearts. Special times and laughter in the shop while bikes were being worked on. I'll never forget how hard Christine laughed when your motorcycle started on fire,(hey, YOU laughed too!!) or the fun we had at the bikini bike wash or the ride around the lake last year. We'll never forget working together to get your motorcycle back running while you were still healing from major surgery. And when you were finally strong enough to get back in the wind we all celebrated. We love you, Greg, and will truly miss you. Huntz & Christine
Terry Cindy Peterson left a message on September 6, 2012:
Will miss your smile and laughter
Terry Cindy Peterson left a message on September 6, 2012:
Will miss your smile and laughter
Melissa Gasper left a message on September 6, 2012:
What a beautiful last weekend surrounded with so much love and comfort. I know you felt it, that's why you held on so long. I can hear your voice..."This was a good day. We need more days like this." I take comfort in knowing there's another angel watching over my baby girl and me. Say Hi to Scott. Until we meet again... Love you Uncle Greg
Matthew Cashman left a message on September 6, 2012:
It was an honor and a privilege of calling you my brother -in -law. Thanks for all the riding advice and the shirt you gave me will always be cherished.You will be missed. Love you Matt
Missy Cashman left a message on September 6, 2012:
To My Big Brother: Words cannot say how much I Love You and how you will be so very much missed. I still can't imagine life without you in it. I also not only want to Thank all Greg's brothers but also Kim, Renee, and Wendy for bringing food, and sharing in our laughter and tears throughout the weekend. I love you all. Your Little Sister.
Lisa Schmitt left a message on September 5, 2012:
Ed and I will always cherish the memories we have of you,we are going to miss you so!! You were a great man who cared deeply for his friends. Love you.
Chad & Missy Cummings left a message on September 5, 2012:
Chad and I will never forget the great memories that we have with you. You truely are such an amazing friend!! We send our love.
Steve Kelly left a message on September 5, 2012:
As Regional Rep for ABATE Region 2E and a friend of Greg's - we'll miss him. Sorry for your loss.
Cash and Mary and kids left a message on September 5, 2012:
As we sit here the last couple days so many memories come to mind, but the greatest thing we were able to experience is how much a man was loved and a part of so many lives and in his own mind not know it.... Greg do you believe us now. We miss you, the house is so quiet at night, and that is so strange. Thank you one and all for coming into our home and getting us through this, we would never had made it without each and every one of you, our family has once again grown larger and our hearts are overflowing with gratitude and Grape if you can hear Olivia she has a couple questions.. She wants to know whose bike you are riding because you forgot yours here and how do you ride on those clouds and not fall through? She misses you so much as we all do but we know you are still here with us in so many ways. Love you Cash, Mary and the kids.
Ben WIsneski left a message on September 5, 2012:
To my godfather,Uncle Greg...The memories of you will never go away, they will now be turned into many campfire smiles and laughter that we all know you will hear from above...Thank you so much for everything you have done for me through out my misguided life.. I could always ask you for anything..You have taught me alot especially in your last days.. You were my godfather and no one can ever take that away. I am going to take you everywhere i go till the day we ride together in the heavenly skies...I can not thank nor say enough to Aunt Mary and my Uncle Cashy for taking Uncle Greg under their wing and giving the best care anyone could ever imagine. Thank you and love you guys soo much.. Also Thank You to Maverick, Dave, and all the Brothers that Rude had for the love and respect that the Brotherhood of the D.C. EAGLES gave to Rude and as well as our family.. EAGLE FOREVER...FOREVER EAGLE LOVE ALWAYS AND FOREVER YOUR GODSON BEN....
Boone & Angel left a message on September 5, 2012:
RIP Rude. You will be missed. DCE. Gone, but not forgotten!
Tim & Jackie Stoeger left a message on September 5, 2012:
So Sorry to learn of Rude's passing We also shared some miles together. until we meet again Rude..
Brandi Cornelius left a message on September 5, 2012:
Uncle Rude we had shared some good times together and never well I forget them. I'll cherish them as long as the bikes roar! When i hear the thunder roar I know your saying "Im happy,free and doing what I love to do, witch is RIDING MY BIKE LOAD AND PROUD!!" Love you always uncle Rude Love your neice Brandi xoxo
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
~RENEGADE~ left a message on September 5, 2012:
,,,R.I.P. MY BROTHER RUDE,,, I WILL TRULY MISS YOU. RIDE INTO THOSE OPEN GATES WHERE THE REST OF OUR BROTHERS ARE WAITING FOR YOU,, LOVE AND RESPECT,TO THE FAMILY FOR ALLOWING US TO BE THERE IN YOUR HOME.. ~~RENEGADE~~
Kay left a message on September 5, 2012:
We don't say Good-bye we say until we meet again...enjoy your freedom...hug my baby for me...and fly Greg fly... from your big sister..
John Thede left a message on September 5, 2012:
You will be missed by a fellow biker and friend. Love you Bro. "Toot"
killer left a message on September 5, 2012:
he'll be missed. my condolences
Jerry left a message on September 5, 2012:
Godspeed to you our dear friend. Jerry is lost without you. We Love you.
Maverick left a message on September 4, 2012:
Thanks for the memories, the good one's and the Oh shit...RUN one's. Love ya bro and see you on God's golden wings
Lori Hanke left a message on September 4, 2012:
To Rude's Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Rude touched so many lives and will be missed by all who knew him. He was always very kind to me and I loved him as a true friend. You are all in my thoughts and prayers at this time.
casper left a message on September 4, 2012:
Will never forget
Diane & Suicide Kaufman left a message on September 4, 2012:
R.I.P. Rude. Ride those heavenly skies with all your lost Brothers, Sisters, Family and Friends! You will not be forgotten! Thanks for all the years of Good time memories! Love Ya Later....Suiicde & Banana
Diane & Suicide Kaufman left a message on September 4, 2012:
R.I.P. Rude....Ride the Heavenly Skies with all YOUR lost Brothers, Sisters,Family and Friends. You'll not be forgotten! Thabks for all the great memories over the last 27 years.Love Ya Later..Suicide & Banana
Speed and Janet Johnson (Hermes) left a message on September 4, 2012:
The thought of you passing brings tears to our eyes, the memories of the good times we shared brings smiles,Ride the golden eagle in Heaven, you will always be remembered and never forgotten, RIP and know you were a good friend and were loved by many.
Penny Bausch left a message on September 4, 2012:
I am so sorry to learn of Greg's passing. My deepest sympathy to the whole family....
Roberta Gasper left a message on September 4, 2012:
My heart is broken, but of everyone that has been through the house this weekend, he died in the arms of his sisters who loved him unconditionally. He gave us the most beautiful memory that will never be forgotten. I will hold him in my heart forever and pass on to my grand children the love and humor of their Uncle Greg. Again, we can not say enough regarding his brothers in the DC Eagles MC, the respect shown to our family and to Greg was constant and heartfelt. You made us all feel so secure and safe that everything was going to be ok. You did not allow us to worry about anything. We have been HONORED to share our brother with you. You have our respect and love.
Jack & Kay Lex left a message on September 4, 2012:
So they needed an angel, they took the best, free from pain, now you can rest. R.I.P "Rude"
suicide/ turtle/banana/gayle left a message on September 4, 2012:
You will always be in our heart. LOVE& RESPECT ALWAYS
suicide/ turtle/banana/gayle left a message on September 4, 2012:
You will always be in our heart. LOVE& RESPECT ALWAYS
Robyn (Brouillard) Waters left a message on September 4, 2012:
You will not be forgotten brother Rude...Godspeed ~Hippy Chick
Renee Endres left a message on September 4, 2012:
To Rudes family, thank you all again for allowing us in your home and hearts. He will never be forgotten.
Wichmann Funeral Home & Crematories left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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