Richard Allen Madson age 70 of Wolsey, SD formerly of Westbrook, Jamestown, ND and Pierre, SD passed away suddenly Tuesday, December 1, 2017 at his home in Wolsey. Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, December 11 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Westbrook. Visitation will be 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Sunday at Westbrook Funeral Home. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at church. Interment will be in the Westbrook Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent at www.stephensfuneralservice.com. Stephens Funeral Service – Westbrook Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Richard Allen Madson was born October 14, 1947 to Allen and Evelyn (Knudson) Madson in Slayton, Minnesota. He was baptized and confirmed at the Lutheran Church in Westbrook. Richard graduated from Westbrook High School in 1965 and attended college at South Dakota State University. Later he moved to Jamestown, ND and worked for Northern Prairie Research Center. Richard was involved in conservation issues throughout his life. He was regional Vice President of National Audubon Society. Richard also worked for United States Fish and Wildlife Service and the DNR in the Dakotas. He also helped fight wildfires in the south. Richard was an avid outdoors man. His whole life he enjoyed going hunting, especially for waterfowl and deer.
Richard is survived by his brother Lee Madson of Westbrook, numerous cousins and many friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, four uncles and two aunts.