Ronald Frederick Madsen

February 7, 1932September 30, 2013

Ronald Frederick Madsen, 81, of Richmond and formerly of Buffalo, NY, and Gloucester, Va., passed away peacefully at home on September 30, 2013. He was preceded in death by his mother, Eola Mae Madsen.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Jeri E. Madsen; daughter, Kristie Durand (Charles); sons, Ward R. Madsen, and Allen E. Madsen; grandson, Allen C. Madsen; granddaughter, April Vasquez and a host of extended family and friends.

He was a retired US Air Force meteorologist and a Veteran of the Korean and Vietnam wars. He could repair anything, loved to travel and was a licensed pilot. His love of flight began with many Control-Line model airplanes and progressed to R/C model airplanes. He was a long-time member of the South East Virginia Light Aircraft Flyers and his favorite hobby in retirement was flying his Ultralight airplane.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 3pm, on Saturday, October 12, 2013, at the Atlee Chapel of Woody Funeral Home, Route 301 and Shady Grove Rd, Mechanicsville, with a memorial service to follow. His interment in Woodlawn National Cemetery in Elmira, NY with his son, Peter S. Madsen, will be held on May 16, 2014 at 2pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the AFAS, Inc., 241 18th St. South, Suite 202, Arlington, Va. 22202. Condolences at:


  • Visitation Saturday, October 12, 2013
  • Memorial Service Saturday, October 12, 2013

Ronald Frederick Madsen

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kathy sholl

October 26, 2014

I can't believe it's been a year. I have though of you and laughed and thought of you and cried. I miss you.

October 12, 2013

Kristie: sorry to hear your dad passed away. Hope you and your family are well. Just thinking of you at your time of grief.

Jimmy Huff

Janet Isbell

October 12, 2013

I have known Ron for such a short time. This is what I remember. He was working on a plane wing when I was over there. Our trip to Gloucester for Dan & Yvonne"s anniversary.
I remember during the party watching you all holding hands while the music was playing. I could see the love in your all eyes & how wonderful it had to be to have the love of your life sitting there with you. You have been so blessed to have been able to share so many years together. Now the memories come. You will experience so many emotions right now but just think by the love of GOD you will be together again come time. Loving & praying for you. GOD bless.

Diane Clement

October 12, 2013

Kriste & Charlie and family, sending love and prayers. Hugs, Diane

lila sholl

October 9, 2013

Our love and prayers are with you. The Sholl Family

October 8, 2013

Ours prayers are with you and the rest of the family....He will be missed...
Connie and Dickie

Shauna Fitzgerald

October 7, 2013

Jeri and Family, my thoughts and prayers to you and the family during this time, I am truly saddened to hear of Rons passing, please know our family is here for you if you should need anything. My love always Shauna

Bud Hazelgrove, GM

October 1, 2013

Please accept Woody staff condolences for your loss. You can depend on us to assist you on this journey and we will strive for your complete satisfaction while your loved one is in our care. We believe you deserve nothing less. For these difficult days, we will be honored to have you consider our home and family a part of yours.