Madonna Full

Madonna Ann Grady Full, 90 of Sioux City, Iowa died peacefully on Monday, October 16, 2023, at Holy Spirit Retirement Home.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, October 19, 2023, at Holy Cross Church, St. Michael’s on Indian Hills Drive.

Visitation will be held with the family present one hour prior to the service at the church.

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Madonna was born on September 19, 1933 in Granville, Iowa, daughter to Raymond and Agnes (Schwebach) Grady.  Madonna was the eldest of seven children.  Madonna attended St. Joseph Catholic School in Granville.  A highlight from her high school years was being a basketball cheerleader.

Madonna married Lloyd Full on August 11, 1952, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Granville, Iowa, by her uncle, Father Sylvester Grady.  After the marriage, the couple then lived in Le Mars, Iowa, and then moved to Sioux City, Iowa, in 1953, and made it their permanent residence.   Together, they welcomed, loved, and raised six children.  She enjoyed her family and holiday dinners.  She loved her grandchildren and the treasure she found in watching them grow and being a part of their lives. In addition to her family life, Madonna worked at Younkers for fifteen years and then on to First Federal for several years and retired at Fareway Store at the age of 83.

Madonna was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church, where she was involved in Alter Society, volunteered at Hospice, Heelan Parent Board, Queen of Peace, and Carmelite.  She strived to attend Mass daily.  She found comfort and truth in the Catholic Church and strove to love as Christ would.

Madonna was survived by five children and their spouses:  Steve and Marsha Full Hinton Ia, Roxanne and Greg Lohr, Dakota Dunes South Dakota, Kim Full Omaha, Nebraska, Keith Full Sioux City, Iowa, Kari and Robert Bousquet South Sioux City, Nebraska, and her beloved 18 grandchildren and 34 great grandchildren.

Madonna was kind and had a gentle soul and loved everyone she met.  She was often referred to as “sweet little Donna”. and had lots of energy.   Her grandkids adored her and they thought she was funny and they called her “Mimi”.  She looked forward to Friday nights to have a drink and play cards and games with her family.  Madonna loved life and people kept her going.

Madonna is survived by her 2 sisters, Rosalie Plathe Granville Ia. Colleen (Kitty) Burton Danbury Ia., brother, Terry Grady, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and Pat Grady, Salem, South Dakota.

Madonna was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd and son, Tom Full in 2020, her parents, Ray and Agnes Grady, brother Tommy and a sister, Sandy Avery, a niece Melanie Grady and nephew Dale Burton.

Memorials may be given to Carmelites, Fire Foundation, and Holy Spirit Retirement Home.

The family would like to give a special thank you to the staff of Holy Spirit, St. Croix Hospice, and Dr. Mike Jung for their compassionate care of Madonna.

She is our Mom and God gave us the best.