By HDN Staff
Charles R. Madden, 71, retired supervising service foreman for Mountain Bell Telephone Company, died Monday, Nov. 26, 2001, at a Havre hospital of natural causes.
Public viewing will be 1 to 5 p.m. today at Holland and Bonine Funeral Home. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Marks Episcopal Church in Havre with
Pastor John Chapman officiating. Burial with military and Masonic honors will follow. There will be a luncheon at the Eagles Club following burial.
Charles was born Nov. 22, 1930, to Roy E. and Caroline (Peppersack) Madden in Havre. He attended Havre schools and graduated from Havre High School in 1949. He enlisted in the U.S. 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 stars. He was honorably discharged as a sergeant after 14 months of service. After the service, Charles returned to Havre.
On Aug. 2, 1952, he married Dona Tennant at the First Presbyterian Church. The couple remained in Havre and Charles worked for Mountain Bell Telephone Company. He retired in 1991 as the supervising service foreman after 38 years of service with the phone company.
Charles was a life member of the Elks and of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was also a member of the Masonic Havre Lodge #55, Chinook Council, Demolay Commandry, the Royal Arch Mason, the Algeria Temple and North Central Montana Shriners. He was one of the original 13 members of the Shrine Algeria Band. He was also a member of the Eagles.
Charles loved to play golf at the Beaver Creek Golf Course and other golf courses in the state. He was a member of the Senior Golf Association.
After retirement, the couple traveled to Bullhead City in Arizona during the winter months. They had made many friends there and played golf. They also traveled to Hawaii, Fiji, Mexico and Las Vegas.
Charles was preceded in death by his parents, and sisters, Joleen Taylor and Vivian Effinger.
Survivors include his wife, Dona Madden of Havre; brother, Kenneth (Donna) Madden of Seeley Lake; many nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the Shriner's Hospital for Children, P.O. Box 2472, Spokane, WA 99210-2472, or to one's choice.
Services and arrangements are under the direction of Holland and Bonine Funeral Home.