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Larry L Madden

November 19, 1937 May 14, 2018
Larry  L Madden
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Obituary for Larry L Madden

Larry Madden, age 80 of Boone, died May 14, 2018 at the Westhaven Community.

Following his wishes, Larry has been cremated and a Celebration of Larry’s Life will be Sunday, May 20, 2018, from 2 to 4 p.m., at the Gutterridge Shelter in McHose Park. Please join the family in remembering Larry’s life, fellowship, and refreshments.

Larry Lee Madden, was born in Boone, Iowa on November 19, 1937, the son of Leonard V. and Sadie (Craven) Madden. He graduated from Boone High School in 1956. Larry enlisted in the Iowa National Guard and served from December of 1955 to November of 1961. He served in artillery as an armorer and radio telephone operator. After his discharge, Larry worked for McMillan Oil in Des Moines. He also worked for Quinn Iron Works, Town Talk Skelly, was a shoe salesman for the Boone J.C. Penny’s store, worked for Boone Construction for 17½ years, Rock-Co, and for 20 years, the Boone Community Schools from which he retired in 2001. After retirement, Larry drove buses for HIRTA and the Boone Community School District.

After high school, Larry married Etta Mae Grady. The couple later divorced. He married Lorraine Barnett and one daughter was born, Kimberly Kay, before divorcing. On April 9, 1965, Larry married Diane Burlingame in Omaha, Nebraska. To this union three children were born: James Lee, Barbra Jo, and Jon Robert.

Larry loved horseback riding especially quarter horses. He was a very active member of the Boone Saddle Club, served on the Boone County Fair Board for 16 years. Larry was a fan of the Iowa Hawkeyes, New York Yankees, NASCAR, and drag racing. Larry enjoyed all things western: music, books, magazines, TV, and movies.

He is preceded in death by his parents. Larry is survived by his wife, Diane of Boone; daughter, Kim (Bob) Ohge of Boone; son, Jim (Becky) Madden of Boone; daughter, Barbra (Paul) Peterson of Dayton; son, Jon Madden of Boone. Also surviving are his 14 grandchildren, Rhaechel Ohge (Jacob Fritz), Chad Ohge, Stephanie Madden (Chad Dowdy), Sareena Madden (Emily Staudacher), Mitch Peterson, Katie Peterson, Coltin Madden, Kaylee Kruse, Jaiden Rodgers, Makya Madden, Erica Madden, Carter Madden, Cruz Madden, and Jesse Madden; two great grandchildren, Rylee Dillinger and Xander Madden; a brother, Leonard JR.(Sandy) Madden of Boone; a brother-in-law, Dennis (Pauline) Burlingame of Lineville; one niece, Wendy (Jim) Duncan of Gowrie; and numerous cousins.

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2:00 PM 5/20/2018 2:00:00 PM - 4:00 PM 5/20/2018 4:00:00 PM
Floyd Gutterridge Shelter

410 Park Ave
Boone , IA 50036

Please join the family in remembering Larry’s life, fellowship, and refreshments.

Floyd Gutterridge Shelter
410 Park Ave Boone 50036 IA
United States

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