Theodore (Ted) Immanuel Madsen
March 4, 1939 – Sept. 24, 2021

Ted was born in Cotesfield, Nebraska to Theodore Hansen and Victoria Amelia Madsen. He left this world and into the presences of his savior, Jesus Christ. Ted served his country through service in the U.S. Navy followed by a lengthy career with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. Ted married the love of his life, Gladys Ruth Hartman in 1971 and would eventually adopt two boys, Brian and Gregg.

Ted was a devoted family man, cherished friend, and faithful member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Fortuna.

He is survived by his sons, Brian Madsen and two granddaughters of Sacramento, Gregg and Patricia Madsen with three grandchildren of Texas; stepdaughter Robin Bibby of Redway; nephew Leon and Alice Wright of Sacramento; niece JoElla Hall of Grants Pass, Oregon; along with many other cousins.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 37 years, Gladys, his parents and half-brother Ralph (Etta) Wright of Sacramento.

Friends and family are welcome to attend a Memorial Service Saturday, October 2, 2021 at the Fortuna Seventh Day Adventist Church, 2301 Rohnerville Road, Fortuna at 3 p.m.


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