Ronald Madsen Obituary
Ronald Frederick Madsen photos Ronald Frederick Madsen photos

There are 229 photos in the gallery

Service Information

 
In Memory of

Ronald Frederick Madsen

February 7, 1932 - September 30, 2013
Obituary

Ronald Frederick Madsen, 81, of Richmond and formerly of Buffalo, NY, and Gloucester, Va., passed away peacefully at home on September 30, 2013. He was preceded in death by his mother, Eola Mae Madsen. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Jeri E. Madsen; daughter, Kristie Durand (Charles); sons, Ward R. Madsen, and Allen E. Madsen; grandson, Allen C. Madsen; granddaughter, April Vasquez and a host of extended family and friends. He was a retired US Air Force meteorologist and a Veteran of the Korean and Vietnam wars. He could repair anything, loved to travel and was a licensed pilot. His love of flight began with many...
Ronald Frederick Madsen, 81, of Richmond and formerly of Buffalo, NY, and Gloucester, Va., passed away peacefully at home on September 30, 2013. He was preceded in death by his mother, Eola Mae Madsen.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Jeri E. Madsen; daughter, Kristie Durand (Charles); sons, Ward R. Madsen, and Allen E. Madsen; grandson, Allen C. Madsen; granddaughter, April Vasquez and a host of extended family and friends.

He was a retired US Air Force meteorologist and a Veteran of the Korean and Vietnam wars. He could repair anything, loved to travel and was a licensed pilot. His love of flight began with many Control-Line model airplanes and progressed to R/C model airplanes. He was a long-time member of the South East Virginia Light Aircraft Flyers and his favorite hobby in retirement was flying his Ultralight airplane.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 3pm, on Saturday, October 12, 2013, at the Atlee Chapel of Woody Funeral Home, Route 301 and Shady Grove Rd, Mechanicsville, with a memorial service to follow. His interment in Woodlawn National Cemetery in Elmira, NY with his son, Peter S. Madsen, to follow at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the AFAS.org/ AFAS, Inc., 241 18th St. South, Suite 202, Arlington, Va. 22202. Condolences at: www.woodyfuneralhomeatlee.com

Share your memories or express your condolences by signing the Guest Book below or click here for entry suggestions.

"Kristie: sorry to hear your dad passed away. Hope you and your family are well. Just thinking of you at your time of grief. Jimmy Huff"

Submit Guest Book Entry
This Guest Book has 7 entries. View Complete Guest Book

Personalize Your Tribute

Share photos, videos and more with Legacy Memorial Websites. Find out more.

 
Start Planning Today

Make Your Plan Today

Preplanning your funeral or cemetery arrangements gives you and your loved ones peace of mind. Don't wait. Click or call now, and make your plan today.
Request a FREE Personal Planning Guide Plan Online Now Call 800-34-DIGNITY
Send a Card
Send Comfort Food

Audio Condolences

Use your phone to dial in a free personalized message. Click here to make an entry or listen to recordings from friends and family.