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Bruce Barton Madsen

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Bruce Barton Madsen Obituary
Madsen, Bruce Barton; passed away at his home on Friday, July 25, 2014, surrounded by his children, Juli, Matt, and Dede. He was born August, 21, 1927, in Provo, Utah, to Leo and Sadie Madsen. Bruce enlisted in the Navy at the end of W.W.II and the Air Force during the Korean War. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Michigan State University with the first degree in the country in Highway Traffic Administration and later obtained a Master’s degree. For 26 years, he served as the Executive Director of the Traffic Improvement Association of Oakland County, where he was proud to have been part of its successful mission to save lives by making county roads safer. He was also Traffic Committee Chairman of the World Safety Organization, and a member of the Association of Safety Council Executives and the International and Michigan Associations of Chiefs of Police. Bruce was an active member of the community. He delivered Meals on Wheels and recorded for Reading for the Blind for many years. He was involved in several local community theaters and was Chairman of the Bloomfield Senior Men’s Club. Bruce also had a passion for flying, sailing, and riding his Harley, on which he traveled widely. Bruce was a vital, generous man who will be missed by many. A Memorial will be planned at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Nature Conservancy.
Published in The Oakland Press on Aug. 3, 2014
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