Muriel E. Madaus, 95, Burlington, died March 31, 2012, at Aurora Memorial Hospital of Burlington. She was born on Jan. 22, 1917, in Wheatland Township, to the late August and Laura (Steffen) Schulz. She spent her early life in Wheatland, attending grade school in Slades Corners and graduating Valedictorian from Burlington High School, class of 1934.

On Dec. 3, 1935, in Waukegan, Ill., she married Alfred H. Madaus. Following marriage they lived on the farm in Bloomfield for 15 years, then moved to West Allis for 25 years, before retiring to Slades Corners for the past 15 years. He preceded her in death on June 21, 1994.

She was a homemaker and had worked as a tailor’s assistant when she resided in West Allis. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Slades Corners as well as belonging to the ladies aid. She belonged to the Kenosha County Home Makers and was a 4-H group leader for Bloomfield Township. She enjoyed quilting, baking, rug hooking, tailoring, sewing and reading. She was active in the Chocolate City Card Club and loved playing sheepshead. She loved to travel and made it to 48 out of the 50 states.

Survivors include her children, Duane (Carole) Madaus, Genoa City, Betty Jeanne Madaus, Lake Geneva, Janet (Harlan) Sather, West Allis, Karen (William) Landen, Leland, Ill., Loralee (Al) Rogers, Yakima, Wash.; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; brother, Vernon (Vivian) Schulz, Burlington; sisters-in-law, Elaine and Charlotte Schulz; and by many close cousins.

She was further preceded in death by two grandsons; brothers, Eldon and Norman Schulz, and sister, Irma Fontaine.

Visitation is Wednesday, April 4, from 10:30 a.m. until time of service at 12:30 p.m., at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Slades Corners. The Rev. Daniel Nitz will officiate. Burial will follow in St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery. Schuette-Daniels Family Funeral Home, Burlington, is assisting the family.

Memorials to St. John’s Lutheran Church in Slades Corners are suggested.

The family would like to express a special thank you to the staff at Geneva Manor Rehabilitation Center as well as the staff at Burlington Memorial Hospital for their care and compassion.