Monday, May 4, 2009

Madison K. Miner: Pegged out...

From Great Falls Tribune:

LEWISTOWN — Madison K. Miner, 84, a Navy veteran and retired state employee, died of cancer Thursday at his home in Lewistown.

Graveside services are 4 p.m. Monday in Lewistown City Cemetery. At his request, cremation has taken place under the direction of Cloyd Funeral Home & Cremation Service.

He is survived by five sons, Steven (Darlene) of Lewistown, Mont., David (Linda) of Franktown, Colo., Gary (Becky) of Olympia, Wash., Rick (Pam) of Selah, Wash., and Mark (Kim) of Spokane, Wash.; six daughters, Marilyn Miner of Lewistown, Barbara (Gary) Alexander of Junction City, Kan., Gail (Rick) Pierzina of Bozeman, Mont., Sharon Andersen of Dillon, Mont., Sherri (Rick) Feller of Ephrata, Wash., and Donna (Terry) Econom of Winifred, Mont.; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Madison was born Feb. 26, 1925, in Lewistown, the son of Jordan J. and Effie D. (Welch) Miner. He received his schooling in Lewistown, graduating from Fergus County High School in 1942.

He entered the U.S. Navy in 1943, serving until 1945, during World War II.

On Dec. 22, 1944, he was united in marriage to Mary Delores Pfenning in Long Beach, Calif., and they returned to Montana, where he began working for the state of Montana Highway Department in 1946.

His wife Mary preceded him in death in 1968. He continued living in Lewistown and working for the state of Montana. On Feb. 25, 1970, he was united in marriage to Patricia Finn in Stanford, Mont. He retired from the Montana Department of Highways in 1983. Pat preceded him in death in 2000.

Madison enjoyed visiting with family and friends, playing cribbage, hunting and fishing.

He was a member of the Eagles Lodge and the Fergus Post No. 16 of the American Legion.

In addition to his wives, he was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, three sisters and one granddaughter.

Friends are asked to make memorials to Hospice of Central Montana or the Winifred Endowment, c/o the Central Montana Foundation, and they may be left at the Cloyd Funeral Home.

Condolences may be posted online at www.cloydfuneralhome.com and/orwww.gftribune.com/obituaries.

Original article here.

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