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Lorry I. Madsen

Lorry I. Madsen

Lorry I. Madsen, 91, formerly of Wheatland, ND passed away Thursday, July 31, 2014 at Bethany on University, Fargo.

Lorry Iver Madsen was born February 23, 1923 on the family homestead near Wheatland, ND, to Iver and Mabel (Archer) Madsen. Lorry was educated at the rural school, graduated from Casselton High School and attended NDSU. He farmed all of his life, operating a dairy farm, raising small grains and row crops and was known as North Dakotas largest breeder of Polled Holstein cattle. He met Margaret Johnson at the local ASCS office in Fargo. The couple were married February 2, 1947 at Maple Sheyenne Lutheran Church near Harwood. Lorry and Margaret spent many Saturday nights dancing with their friends, spending time at Potato Lake in Park Rapids and also spent some winters in Arizona. After over 88 years on the farm, Lorry moved to Bethany Retirement Living in Fargo in 2011 to be near Margaret. She passed away September 12, 2012.

Lorry was a member and had served on the Martin Lutheran Church council. He proudly served on the Cass Clay Creamery Board, Red River Valley Fair Boards, Wheatland Farmers Union Elevator Board, Garrison Conservancy Board and assisted with Big Iron for many years. He was a member of the Sons of Norway, Eagles and Elks. He enjoyed bowling and flying and was a member of the Civil Air Patrol.

Lorry was preceded in death by his parents; wife; sister Eleanor (Leonard) Ernst and brother James (Joanne) Madsen.

Surviving are sons: Dale (Janell) Madsen and Terry (Mary) Madsen all of Casselton; 4 grandchildren: Amy (Mike) Ulmer of Wheatland, Brian, Brady and Carly all of Fargo; a great granddaughter: Kenley Ulmer; a brother Thomas (Jean) Madsen of Mapleton; a sister Jean (Kermit) Harmon of Park Rapids, MN; nieces and nephews.

Prayer Service: Sunday August 3rd 7pm West Funeral Home, in Casselton.

Visitation: Sunday August 3rd from 5 to 7pm at West Funeral Home in Casselton and Monday at the church an hour before the service

Funeral Service: Monday, August 4th 11am at Martin Lutheran Church in Casselton.

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