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Obituary: Former Yorkville Mayor Elden Maddens Dies

Elden Maddens, Dec. 2, 1921 - Jan. 8, 2013. Funeral set for Jan. 11 at 10 a.m.

The following information is provided by Larson-Nelson Funeral Home.

Elden Eugene Madden, age 91, of Yorkville, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013 at the Illinois Veterans Home in LaSalle. He was born Dec. 2, 1921 in Connelsville, Mo., the son of Ted and Leah (Bywater) Madden.

Elden was united in marriage June 29, 1943 in Aurora, to Mary Nagy, and they spent the next 63 happy years of their lives together until her passing on July 24, 2006. Mr. Madden served his country proudly with the United States Air Force during WWII as a Lieutenant Colonel. Elden was the former State Commander of the Illinois American Legion and lifetime member of the Yorkville American Legion Post #489. He was, for many years, the Public Works Director of the United City of Yorkville and served as an Alderman and its Mayor.

Elden was formerly the owner of his own sheet metal business in Yorkville. He was a loving husband, brother, uncle and friend who will be dearly missed.

He is survived by his nephew, that he and his wife Mary raised, David Scobee of Yorkville; David's children, Leah Scobee and David Scobee, Jr.; his former niece-in-law, Diane Anderson Scobee of Oswego; as well as many other nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ted and Leah Madden; his wife, Mary Madden; his brothers, Jimmy, Louis, Teddy, Layton and Edwin Madden; and his sisters, Vera Scheel and Ruth Scobee.

Friends may visit from 4-8 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013 at Larson-Nelson Funeral Home, Yorkville.

Funeral Services will be held 10 a.m., Friday, Jan. 11, 2013 at Larson-Nelson Funeral Home, 410 E. Countryside Pkwy., Yorkville. Interment will follow in Elmwood Cemetery, Yorkville.

Bob Allen January 09, 2013 at 01:27 PM
Elden was a good guy. He cared about Yorkville.
Janine Oros Amon January 12, 2013 at 12:52 PM
My great uncle Elden was a good man. Kind hearted, funny, adventurous and hard- working. He devoted his life to serving his fellow citizens in many ways, large and small. He made an impression on me from a very early age and we had a sweet and important connection in my life. Goodbye dear Unc.

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