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Gary Lee Madsen

December 9, 1944 — March 30, 2023

Gary Lee Madsen, 78, of Grand Island, NE died on March 30, 2023, at CHI St. Francis in Grand Island, NE. Funeral services will be at 10:30 AM on Wednesday April 5, at Apfel Funeral Home with Reverend Beverly Hieb officiating. Burial will follow at the Grand Island City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7 PM on Tuesday at Apfel Funeral Home. Memorials are suggested to the family for later designation.


Gary was born on December 9, 1944 in St. Paul, NE to Frode and Ethel (Baxter) Madsen. He grew up on a farm in Nysted, NE. Gary attended Dannebrog high school and graduated in 1963. He had a long career with the airline industry and had the opportunity to work in: Springfield, IL; Denver, CO; Grand Island, NE; and Newark, NJ. Gary also operated a dairy farm and tended to crops west of Dannebrog.


He was united in marriage to Vicki L. Scofield on July 3, 1965. From this marriage they were blessed with two children, Brent and Brandee.


Gary was an avid sports enthusiast and was a big Husker and Denver Bronco’s fan. He was his grandchildren’s biggest fan when it came to watching them compete.


Gary is survived by his son, Brent (Monica) Madsen of Omaha, NE; daughter, Brandee Welty of Grand Island, NE; grandchildren: McCall (Thomas) Feulner of Erie, PA, Maxwell Madsen of Lincoln, NE, and Paislee Welty of Grand Island, NE; brothers: Robert (Theresa) Madsen of Wheatland, WY and Ken (Peggy) Madsen of Wilmington, NC; as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins.


He is preceded in death by his parents.



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Visitation

Tuesday, April 4, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Apfel Funeral Home - Grand Island

1123 West 2nd Street, Grand Island, NE 68801

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Service

Wednesday, April 5, 2023

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)

Apfel Funeral Home - Grand Island

1123 West 2nd Street, Grand Island, NE 68801

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