Fred Madden

Staff Writer
Washington Times-Reporter
Fred Madden

Fred Harrison Madden, Jr., 86, died at 3:45 p.m., Wednesday, March 19, 2008, at his home.

Born June 17, 1921, to Fred H. and Ethel Mae Madden, Sr. in Georgetown, he married Anna Mae Miller of Danville Nov. 29, 1941, in Festus, Mo. She died Dec. 18, 1996, in Peoria.

He was also preceded in death by two grandchildren; one brother, Jackie Madden; and two sisters, Betty Patterson and Marjorie Rothman.

Surviving are three sons, Larry (Mary Jo) of Concord, N.C., John (Sue) and Joe (Carol) both of Washington; one daughter, Patricia (Rich) Miller of Washington; one sister, Norma Miller of Mossville; nine grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

A veteran of World War II, Fred served in the Army Air Force as a staff sergeant. He was shot out of a B17 and was prisoner of war for nine months in Germany.

Fred worked as a photo engraver for Peoria Engraving Co. for 37 years prior to his retirement. Before coming to Peoria, he also worked in Danville and Springfield as an engraver. After retirement, he worked another 12 years at the Washington Hardee’s where he did maintenance work.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Mason-White Funeral Home in Washington. The Rev. Alice Gwin will officiate. Burial will follow in Glendale Cemetery in Washington. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home and one hour prior to services.

Memorials may be made to OSF Hospice or Muscular Dystrophy, Peoria Chapter.

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