Gerald K. Madsen, age 78 of Cherokee, passed away suddenly at his residence in Cherokee. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee. Father Armand Bertrand will officiate. Burial will be at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Cherokee. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday with the family present from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday night at Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee. There will be a prayer service starting at 7 p.m. with a rosary by the Knights of Columbus to follow at 7:30. Military rites will be conducted by the Cherokee V.F.W. Post 2253. Online condolences may be sent at www.greenwoodfuneral.com.