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Harold D. “Shorty” Madsen

Harold Madsen obituary photoHarold D. “Shorty” Madsen, age 92, of Huron, died Sunday, September 21, 2008, at the Sunquest Healthcare Center.  His funeral service was at 11 AM on Thursday, September 25th at the Riverview United Methodist Church with the Rev. Barry Whipkey officiating.  Burial was be in the Eventide Cemetery at Woonsocket with military rites. 

Harold D. Madsen was born March 25, 1916, to Chris and Anna (Pederson) Madsen at Storla, South Dakota.  He helped on the family farm until he was called to duty in the Armed Services.  Harold spent four years and three months in the United States Army from 1941 to 1945.  He served most of his time on the east coast of the United States, England, France, Belgium and Germany.

On July 24, 1946, Harold married Ileen R. Medley at Woonsocket.

Harold was a power plant operator for Northwestern Public Service in the Woonsocket and Webster plants until his retirement in 1980.  Harold and Ileen enjoyed spending twenty-four winters at Alamo Palms, Texas during their retirement years.

He was a member of the Webster United Methodist Church and the Riverview United Methodist Church.  Harold was a life member of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Disabled American Veterans.  He served as Post Commander of the Woonsocket and Webster posts and Commander and Vice Commander of District 4. He was also a member of the Webster Masonic Lodge. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of fifty-eight years, Ileen on October 12, 2004; three brothers, Henry, Stanley and Arnold Madsen; and one sister, Mary Olson.

Grateful for having shared his life are his three sons, Darnell and his wife, Annette Madsen of Aberdeen, Michael Madsen of Huron and Terrel and his wife, Monica Madsen of Albertville, Minnesota, and three grandchildren, Nicholas Madsen, Courtney Madsen and Ryan Madsen.

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