Devon Richard Madaski

Devon Richard Madaski was born on August 1, 2000 in Monroe, Michigan. He was the eldest of three siblings born to Christopher Madaski and Karissa Baugh.   At a young age, Devon displayed a musical inclination.   He began playing the drums in elementary school and was a member of the marching band throughout middle school and high school. Devon also played guitar, both acoustic and electric. Although he took a few lessons, Devon was mostly self-taught and learned from watching videos online.   He was a 2020 graduate from Lakeshore Virtual School in Gibraltar, Michigan.  

Devon had a strong work ethic and enjoyed working with his hands and performing mechanical work.   For the past year, Devon was employed as a farmhand at Calder Dairy Farm in Carleton, Michigan. Devon considered himself privileged to spend his workday alongside his grandfather, Frank, who frequently stopped by the farm to visit.    

Devon enjoyed gaming on his X-box.   He also loved fishing and would cast a line in wherever he could.   A great cook, he gained his knowledge in the kitchen learning hands-on from his grandpa.   Devon was proud of his ability to tolerate the hottest of peppers and was never afraid to eat spicy foods.    

As a young boy, Devon followed in his father’s footsteps by learning to play cards.   By the age of fourteen, some considered him a “card shark” after winning a poker tournament against adults.   Devon also hit the links with his dad at Lake Erie Metropark and honed his driving skills at Old Town Golf in Monroe.   He was known for his gentle spirit and goofy personality which he was always willing to use to make someone laugh.  Generous by nature, Devon loved to give gifts as his way of saying, “I Love You”.

Devon R. Madaski, age 22, of Carleton, Michigan passed away unexpectedly at his home on Tuesday; August 2, 2022.

To cherish his memory, he leaves his parents: Christopher and Amy Madaski; mother: Karissa Baugh; a sister: Katlynn Madaski; a brother: Gabriel Madaski; grandparents: Grace and Bill Skellie, Frank and Kim Madaski, and Cindy Knaggs; two aunts: Michele Madaski and Desiree (Larry) Sneider; one uncle: Joey (Ashley) Knaggs; and several cousins.

Friends may gather on Saturday; August 6, 2022 from 1:00 pm until 2:00 pm at Merkle Funeral Service, North Monroe; 2442 North Monroe Street, Monroe, Michigan 48162 (734) 384-5185. A Celebration of Devon’s Life will follow at 2:00 pm also at Merkle’s with Pastor Matt Foley of Liberty Missionary Baptist Church officiating. Cremation has taken place through Covenant Cremation of Erie, Michigan.

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