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Herman R. Madsen, 1889-1970


Posted By: Emmet County IAGenWeb Coordinator (email)
Date: 2/21/2009 at 11:34:35


Herman Robert Madsen, 81, of Ringsted, passed away Monday, November 2, 1970, at the Holy Family Hospital in Estherville. He had been failing since February of 1970. Mr. Madsen was born August 14, 1889, at Council Bluffs, Iowa, He was the son of Peter and Margarethe (Buttenshun) Madsen. He received his education in the rural Ringsted schools.

On June 3, 1913, he was united in marriage to Ingeborg Thomsen at St. Paulís Lutheran Church in Ringsted, Iowa. To this union was born one son and 5 daughters.

Mr. Madsen moved to the Ringsted area as a child with his parents in 1890. After his marriage, they farmed in the Ringsted area and moved to town in 1946.

Mr. Madsen served on the Ringsted School Board for over 40 years and also was a member of the cemetery board for many years.

Mr. Madsen was a faithful member of the St. Paulís Lutheran Church in Ringsted. He was a Sunday School Teacher of 8 years and was active on the Church Board.

He is survived by his wife, Ingeborg; five daughters and one son, Mrs. Clarence Petersen (Amelia) of Ringsted; Mrs. Clara Caswell of Estherville; Mrs. Enoch Rasmussen (Gena) of Lohrville, Iowa; Mrs. LeRoy Paulsen (Mildred) of Minden, Nebr.; Mrs. Paul Kochheiser (Evelyn) of Ankeny; and Milton Madsen of Arnolds Park, Iowa. Also surviving are 28 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Other survivors include 3 sisters and 1 brother; Mrs. Carl Duer of Ringsted; Mrs. Sophia Birkeland of Colorado Springs, Colo., Mrs. John Pendeleton of Garnette, Kansas; and Mr. John P. Madsen of Minneapolis, Minn.

He was preceded in death by his parents and 3 sisters.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, November 5, 1970, at 2:00 p.m. at the St. Paulís Lutheran Church in Ringsted. Burial in the St. Paulís Lutheran Cemetery. Rev. Harold L. Andersen will officiate. Pallbearers will be his grandsons.

Contributed by: Esther Tripp. Source: Ringsted Dispatch, Ringsted, Iowa.


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