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home : obituaries : obituaries August 16, 2017

7/26/2017 7:16:00 AM
Stanley Burdette Madson

Stanley Burdette Madson, age 96, of Westbrook passed away on Saturday, July 22, 2017, at the Westbrook Good Samaritan Care Center.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, July 28, 2017, at the Immanuel Baptist Church.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m., Thursday, at the Westbrook Funeral Home.
Burial with military honors by the Westbrook VFW and American Legion will be held in the Westbrook Cemetery.
Memorials may be given to Immanuel Baptist Church, Westbrook Good Samaritan Care Center or the Veterans Memorial Wall.
Online condolences may be sent at www.
Stephens Funeral Service-Westbrook Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Stanley Burdette Madson was born on Feb. 2, 1921, on the farm northwest of Storden to Thorvald and Gunda (Hojem) Madson. He went to school in Storden and later worked as a hired hand for his father.
Right after the attack on Pearl Harbor, Stanley enlisted in the U.S. Army 552nd Signal Aircraft Warning Battalion and served for about nine months. He was stationed at Fort Crook, Neb., and Fort Myers, Fla. Stanley was a truck driver. He was honorably discharged to come home and farm his father's farm.
On Nov. 15, 1945, Stanley married Ruth Erickson at the Immanuel Baptist Church in Westbrook. To this union, five children were born: John, Sharon, JoAnn, Joyce and David. The couple celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary Nov. 15, 2015.
Stanley accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as his Savior in the fall of 1947 at special meetings at the Immanuel Baptist Church, where he became a member and served in various ministries through the years.
Stanley enjoyed helping people out, however he could.
Throughout his life he had many different jobs: farmer, semi-truck driver, automobile salesman, school bus driver of the No. 7 "Wildcat" bus, Toro employee for 14 years, and from 1982-2012 (30 years), Stanley was also self-employed with his lawn mowing, snow blowing and repair service.
He is survived by his children: John (Linda) Madson of Westbrook; Sharon (Bruce) Higgs of Greer, S.C.; JoAnn (Doug) Nelson of Lincoln, Neb.; Joyce (Rick) Parsons of Greenville, S.C.; and David (Shelley) Madson of Greer, S.C.; 10 grandchildren: Chad Paplow, Curtis (Shannon) Madson, Timothy (Janelle) Higgs, Aaron Higgs, Amanda Parsons (David) Highhouse, Mackenzie Palmer, Tanner, Brady and Lindsey Madson; nine great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; sister-in-law, Margaret Madson; and brother-in-law, Fritz Ockenfels.
He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Ruth; brothers, Floyd and Joseph Madson; sisters: Thelma Madson, Gracella Ockenfels and Moina Bernston.

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