Korean War Army veteran Charles R. Madden, 71, a retired supervising service foreman
for Mountain Bell Telephone Company, died Monday at a Havre hospital of natural
today at Holland and Bonine
Funeral Home in Havre. His funeral is Wednesday at St. Marks Episcopal
Church in Havre, with burial with military and Masonic honors in HighlandCemetery, followed by a luncheon at the
Survivors include his
wife, Dona R. Madden of Havre and a brother, Kenneth Madden of SeeleyLake.
Also surviving are a
sister-in-law, Donna D. Madden of SeeleyLake and many nieces and nephews.
was born Nov. 22, 1930, to Roy E. and Caroline (Peppersack)
Madden in Havre. He attended Havre schools and graduated from HavreHigh School in 1949. He enlisted in the Army on
Sept. 10, 1950, and was honorably discharged Nov. 25, 1951, as a private first class. He was called from inactive duty
to serve in Korea and served 10 months overseas. He
received the Korean Service Medal with two bronze service stars. He was
honorably discharged as a sergeant after 14 months of service.
After the service
Charles returned to Havre. He married Dona Tennant on Aug. 2, 1952, in the First Presbyterian Church. The couple remained in
Havre and Charles worked for the Mountain Bell Telephone Company. He retired in
1991 as the supervising service foreman after 38 years of service.
Charles was a life
member of the Elks and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was also a member of
the Havre Masonic Lodge No. 55, Chinook Council of DeMolay,
Commandry, Royal Arch Masons, AlgeriaTemple and North Central MontanaShriners.
He was one of the original 13 in the Shrine Algeria Band. He was also a member of the
Eagles. Charles loved to golf. He played at the Beaver Creek Golf Course and
other golf courses in the state and was a member of the Senior Golf
After retirement he and
his wife traveled to Bullhead City, Ariz., during the winter months. They had
many friends there and played golf. They also traveled to Hawaii, Fiji, Mexico and Las Vegas.
was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Joleen
Taylor and Vivian Effinger.
Memorials are suggested
to Shriner's Hospital for Children, P.O. Box 2472, Spokane, WA99210-2472.