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Armand Madsen, 1884-1963


Posted By: Emmet County IAGenWeb Coordinator (email)
Date: 2/21/2009 at 11:06:15

Resident of Ringsted Dies At Hospital

Armand Madsen, 79, longtime resident of Ringsted, died yesterday afternoon in Holy Family Hospital after a lingering illness. He had been hospitalized for two weeks. Madsen was born on Feb 19, 1884, in Denmark and moved to Ringsted with his family when he was four years old. He was married to the former Anna Anderson on Feb 22, 1905 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Ringsted. Madsen was the manager of the Thompson Lumber Yard for 32 years until his retirement in 1949. Surviving are his widow, four daughters, Mrs. Vernon (Helen) Myers, Decorah; Mrs. Edna LaFave, Minneapolis; Mrs. John (Betty) Smith, Olympia, Wash.; Mrs. B. C. (Pat) Simmons, Waterloo; two sons, Lyle Madsen, Alamos, Calif., Paul Madsen, Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, Colo. He is also survived by eight grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and one brother, Roy Johansen, Burbank, Calif. Funeral services will be held at 2 pm Thursday of the Ringsted Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Robert Fruber officiating. Burial will be in the St. John's Lutheran Church Cemetery.

Contributed by: Fran Jensen. Source: Estherville paper, Estherville, Iowa, May 14, 1963.

Armand Madsen Of Ringsted Succumbs at 79

Armand Madsen, 79, former manager of the Thompson Lumber yards at Ringsted, died 5:40 pm Monday at Holy Family hospital, Estherville. Death was due to emphysema. He had been hospitalized about two weeks. Mr. Madsen was born Feb 19, 1884 in Denmark and came to the Ringsted area at four years of age. On Feb 22, 1905, he was married to Anna Andersen at St. John's Lutheran church at Ringsted. She survives. Until retiring in 1949, he had been manager of the Thompson Lumber yard at Ringsted for 32 years. Surviving are four daughters Mrs. Edna LaFave, Minneapolis, Mrs. Vernon Myers, Decorah, Mrs. BC Simmons, Waterloo and Mrs. John Smith of Olympia, Wash., and two sons, Paul, Colorado Springs, and Lyle of Los Alamos, Calif, eight grandchildren and one great grandson and a brother, Roy Johansen, Burbank, Calif.

Contributed by: Fran Jensen. Source: The Daily Sentinel of Estherville, Iowa.

Services Today for Armand Madsen, 79

Armand Madsen, 79, retired manager of the Ringsted lumber yard, died Monday at Holy Family hospital, Estherville, where he had been a patient for two weeks. Cause of death was emphysema. Funeral services will be at the First Presbyterian church of Ringsted at 2pm Thursday, May 16, with the Rev. Robert J. Gruber officiating. Burial will be in St. John's Lutheran cemetery. Pallbearers will be: Clifford Henriksen and Dr. L.A. Henriksen, Armstrong, Harvey Henriksen, Fenton, Marcus Langerman, Swea City, Arnold Mouritsen, Estherville, and Arnold Lund. Armand Madsen was born in Denmark, February 19, 1884 and came to the Ringsted community when he was four years old. He remained in this community and became manager of the Thompson Lumber yard. He was a member of the Danish Brotherhood and a member of the First Presbyterian church. He was married February 22, 1905. He retired at the age of 65. Survivors include his wife; six children, Mrs. Edna LaFave of Minneapolis, Lyle Madsen, Los Alamos, Cal., Mrs. Vernon (Helen) Meyers of Decorah, Mrs. John (Betty) Smith, Olympia, Wash., Paul Madsen, US air force at Colorado Springs, and Mrs. Bernard (Patricia) Simmons of Waterloo; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild and a half brother, Roy Johansen of Burbank, California.

Contributed by: Fran Jensen. Source: The Ringsted Dispatch, Ringsted, Iowa, 16 May 1963, pg 3.


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