SOUTH DEERFIELD - Scott A. Madden, 45, of South Deerfield, formerly of Galesburg and Vicksburg, Mich., passed away Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, at Borgess Hospital in Michigan.
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Scott was born Feb. 29, 1968, in Battle Creek, Mich., the son of Alfred D. and Barbara M. (Hostetler) Madden. He was a graduate of Galesburg Augusta High School. He attended Kalamazoo Valley Community College, Michigan State University for his bachelor's degree, and Western Michigan University for his master's degree.
For more than 20 years, he loved teaching and studying environmental science as a science teacher at Vicksburg High School in Michigan, Northampton public schools and Athol-Royalston Regional School in Athol.
He was an avid outdoors man who enjoyed hiking, skiing, gardening and trout fishing. He was happiest floating down a river in his canoe or kayak or hiking through the woods. He loved sports, especially baseball.
He is survived by his parents Alfred D. Madden and Barbara M. Madden; two sons, Keegan and Logan Madden both of Amherst; two step-daughters, Amanda Clark of Kalamazoo, Mich., and Chelsea Clark of Grand Rapids, Mich.; the mother of the children, Sandra Madden of Massachusetts; one sister, Kimberly (Rex) Eckelbecker of Portage, Mich.; and many nieces and nephews.
Friends may visit with the family Thursday, Feb. 20, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. at Galesburg United Methodist Church, 111 W. Battle Creek St., Galesburg, MI 49053. At 3:30 p.m. Pastor, Len Schoenherr will officiate a short service celebrating Scott's life.
In lieu of flowers, please direct donations for an education fund for Scott's sons, to the family.
Arrangements by Langeland Family Funeral Homes. Please visit Scott's personalized web page at www.langelands.com.
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Langeland Family Funeral Homes Galesburg Chapel
145 West Battle Creek Street Galesburg, MI 49053
Published in Daily Hampshire Gazette on Feb. 18, 2014