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Edwin Madl


1916 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Edwin Madl Obituary
Edwin Madl, 97, of Walnut passed away on Thursday Jan. 9, 2014 at Memorial Medical Center in Las Cruces, New Mexico following a short illness.
He was born Feb. 10, 1916 in St. Paul to John and Katherine (Van Leeuwen) Madl. He was the third of four children. He grew up on his parentís farm in rural St. Paul and graduated from St. Paul High School.
He married Mary Catherine Stephan on September 9, 1944 in Girard. They celebrated their 69th wedding anniversary in 2013.
Edwin enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corp on Jan 31, 1940. He served in World War II as a Technical Sergeant in Hawaii, the South Pacific and at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina.
Following his discharge from the Marines he attended electronics school in Chicago. He worked for 35 years at Beech Aircraft in Wichita. Following his retirement from Beech, Edwin and Mary moved to the family farm near Walnut. Edwin continued to manage the farm until his death.
Edwin was a devoted husband, father and faithful member of the Catholic Church. He was a man of many skills who loved to keep busy on activities such as woodworking. He will be greatly missed by his family.
Survivors include his wife Mary, of the home; three children, Karen Rafferty and her husband Andrew of Kerrville, TX, James Madl of La Luz, NM, and Larry Madl and his wife Angela of Carlsbad, NM., 5 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his two brothers, Melvin and Cyril Madl, and his sister Katherine Whelan.
A funeral Mass in St. Paul will be announced at a later date.
Published in Morning Sun on Jan. 16, 2014
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