Madsen, Mark Duane
June 29, 1954 – July 18, 2014
Age 60 of Chaska, passed away at his home in Chaska, MN on Friday, July 18, 2014. Born June 29, 1954 in Granite Falls, MN, the son of Kenneth and Joan (Nesburg) Madsen. Mark graduated from Granite Falls High School in 1972. Following graduation Mark joined the United States Air Force. After his service he attended Moler School of Barbering and worked as a barber for many years, most recently at Kens Barbershop in Minnetonka. Mark loved to travel and enjoyed being outdoors. He devoted much of his time helping other veterans and took great pride in his work. He was a member and past president of the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 290 and also a recent president of the MN VVA State Council. Left to cherish his memory are his son, Matthew; daughter, Kristin (Jake) Nicoson and their two children, Cole and Bryn; father, Kenneth and special friend Dar Hanson; brothers, Charles (Gary) and Robert and many many dear friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lori (Anderson) who died at a young age and by his mother, Joan. Interment Ft. Snelling National Cemetery with honors on Friday, August 8, 12:30PM, Lane #4. Memorial Gathering to follow at the Minneapolis/Richfield American Legion Post 435, 6501 Portland Ave South, Richfield, MN.