Clarence Frank Madsen

Clarence Frank Madsen

Male 1919 - 2012  (93 years)

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  • Name Clarence Frank Madsen 
    Nickname Curly 
    Born 25 Jan 1919 
    Gender Male 
    Died 26 Dec 2012  Sutter Living Center, Ludington, Mason County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I952  Rossen Genealogy
    Last Modified 24 May 2016 

    Father George Madsen,   b. 31 Jan 1893,   d. 9 Mar 1969  (Age 76 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Marie Olga Gygax,   b. 24 Apr 1893, Elgin, Cook County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 May 1975, Ludington, Mason County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Family ID F317  Group Sheet

    Family Berta Johanne Kristiansen,   b. 30 May 1920, Åsted, Kvong Sogn, Vester Horne Herred, Ribe Amt Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Apr 2005, Oakview Medical Care Facility. Ludington, Mason County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 29 Oct 1938  Emanuel Lutheran Church, Ludington, Mason County, Michigan, US Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Raymond Madsen,   b. 28 May 1944
    +2. Harriet Madsen,   b. 5 Jun 1939, Scottville, Mason County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Dec 2002, ical Center, Ludington, Mason County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2016 
    Family ID F316  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Clarence Frank Madsen
    Clarence Frank Madsen
    Portrait
    Clarence Frank Madsen
    Clarence Frank Madsen
    Taken just prior to being sent to France to fight in what we call the Battle of the Bulge. He received a Presidential Unit Citation, was wounded and also received a Purple Heart. He would never talk about his time in the service.
    Clarence Frank Madsen, wife Bertha Johanne (nee Christensen) and daughter Harriet Madsen
    Clarence Frank Madsen, wife Bertha Johanne (nee Christensen) and daughter Harriet Madsen
    Taken just before Clarence went to fight in France
    Madsen Siblings
    Madsen Siblings
    From left to right: George Alfred, Laura Marie, Clarence Frank and Mabel Lillian Madsen.
    Clarence Frank Madsen
    Clarence Frank Madsen
    In his soldier uniform

    Documents
    Berta Johanne Madsen (nee Kristiansen) and husband Clarence Frank Madsen - Marriage license
    Berta Johanne Madsen (nee Kristiansen) and husband Clarence Frank Madsen - Marriage license

  • Notes 

    • Clarence "Curly" Madsen


      Clarence "Curly" Madsen, 93, of Ludington, passed away on Dec. 26 at Sutter Living Center. He was born January 25, 1919 son of George and Marie (Gygax) Madsen.

      Curly attended Ludington High School and was in the Army Infantry in WWII. He fought in the Battle of the Bulge and was awarded the Presidential Unit Citation and the Purple Heart. Clarence married Bertha Christensen in 1939 at Emanuel Lutheran Church, worked for the City of Ludington Water Works Department for 25 years retiring in 1981 and was a member of the Danish Brotherhood.

      He is survived by his son, Raymond Madsen; and his grandchildren, Charles Klotz, Thomas Klotz, Dawn McHale, Jennifer Crzegorzyz, Shelley Klotz and their families.

      Clarence is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Bertha; and daughter, Harriet Klotz.

      Burial will take place at Lakeview Cemetery in Ludington. Memorial contributions may be directed to The Sutter Living Center, 1001 Diana Street, Ludington, MI 49431.

      The family has entrusted Oak Grove Funeral Home & Cremation Center with arrangements.

      Please visit Curly's personal web page at www.oakgrovefh.

      Ludington Daily News (MI) - Saturday, December 29, 2012