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Ervin William Madsen, 87, passed away August 1, 1996, due to complications of old age.

Ervin was born September 5, 1908, in Honeyville, Utah to James C. and Rose Wickham Madsen. He married Norma Olsen Madsen in Salt Lake City on March 15, 1934. The marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. Norma preceded him in death on February 11, 1984, just a month short of their golden wedding anniversary.Ervin served in the US Army for 20 years and retired as a Master Sergeant in communications. He later worked 21 years for the Federal Reserve Bank in Salt Lake City. He was a practicing amateur radio operator for over 50 years, known by the call letters W7RO, and communicated with people all over the world. During and after his working years Erv and Norma loved to go camping together in their trailer and enjoyed many years of happy retirement together.

Erv is survived a son, Ray O. Madsen (wife, Marcia) of Puyallup, Wash.; and a daughter, Janice Foster (husband Bob L.) of Salt Lake City; 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; one sister, Ivy Goodsell of Idaho Falls, Idaho. Preceded in death by two brothers and four sisters.

The family extends its heartfelt thanks to the staff of the South Jordan Beehive Home and to Cindy Suter, his home health care nurse and others who helped give him loving care.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 6, 1996, at the Jenkins-Soffe Mortuary, 4760 So. State St., Murray, Utah. Family and friends may call Monday, August 5, from 6-8 p.m. and on August 6 from 10-11 a.m., prior to the funeral service. Interment will be in the Brigham City, Utah, cemetery.

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