John E. Madden
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FREMONT: John E. Madden, 67, of Fremont, Ohio passed away February 18, 2014. He was born on April 12, 1946 in Fostoria, the son of Joseph and Leilah (Ferguson) Madden.
John was a 1966 graduate of Fremont Ross High School where he was a member of the National Honor Society. Upon graduation, John entered the Army serving in the Medical Corps as a combat medic in the 1st Battalion, 2nd infantry stationed at Phouc Vinh, Vietnam. John was honored with a Bronze Star and Combat Medic Badge. After returning to the states, he was assigned to the Walter Reed Medical Center.
As a certified Master Gardener, John was a member of the Tree and Beautification Commission in Fremont. His passions included growing dahlias, working in his garden, canning pickles and red beets and most importantly sharing his prize winning delicacies with his many friends and family.
John was very active in his community. He was a member of the Sierra Club, National Arbor Day Foundation, International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, Democratic Central Committee and Grace Brethren Chapel where he supported missions and orphanages.
He is survived by his mother, Leilah Madden, Hudsonville, MI; sisters, Judy Bartson, Fremont and Carol Eaves, Wyoming; brother, Joseph Madden, Kentwood, MI, Thomas (Grace) Madden, Caledonia, MI and Steven Madden, Newaygo, MI; and many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his father, Joseph.
A memorial service and celebration of John's life will be held on March 18 at 11 am at the Grace Brethren Chapel, 1820 S.t Rt. 590, Gibsonburg, OH 43431.
Gifts in memory of John may be made to the Grace Brethren Chapel-Cameroon Orphanage Fund, 1820 N. St. Rt. 590, Gibsonburg, OH 43431 or Fremont Tree and Beautification Committee c/o City of Fremont, 323 S. Front St., Fremont, OH 43420.
Foos Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 504 E. McPherson Hwy, Clyde, Ohio is in care of the arrangements. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.foosfuneral.com
Foos Funeral Home and Cremation Service
504 E. McPherson Highway Clyde, OH 43410
Published in the News-Messenger on Feb. 25, 2014