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Obituaries 6-6-12

Andrew Duain Madsen

Andrew “Duain” Madsen, 84, passed away on June 2, 2012 in Tremonton, Utah. Duain was born on February 4, 1928 in Tremonton, Utah to Amasa L. Madsen and Myrtle B. Madsen. He married Barbara Nielson, June 8, 1945, who later passed away. They had 3 sons, whom he loved dearly. He later married Ladee Stokes on December 18, 1979, in Coeur d`Alene, Idaho. Duian lived in Tremonton, Utah; Coeur d`Alene, Idaho; and Gold Canyon, Arizona, but traveled for 30 years on the rodeo circuits.

He was a high school graduate and owned a contracting business. Duain built beautiful homes, churches and bridges. He also had a performing business, Madsen Rodeo Acts, which he performed throughout the US for 30 years with his prized appaloosa horses and trained pulling sheep. Duain retired from Madsen Rodeo Acts in 1998 at age 72. Some of his achievements were receiving the Andy Womack Award, a trophy saddle, from the Phoenix JC’s. He participated in opening ceremonies for the NFR (1985-1998). He was a part of the feature performers at the 1990 Cherokee Iowa round up and was featured on a special made belt buckle for the rodeo. He was proud that he showed in some of the largest Rodeos; Houston Livestock show, Denver, CO. Tucson, AZ. and the Calgary Stampede. After retiring Duain offered carriage rides for weddings, funerals, and neighborhood children. He was a member of the Box Elder County Sheriff’s Posse, and was a charter member of the Plymouth Roping Club. He also worked for Tremonton City and was proud that he oversaw the new water and sewer lines that were installed in the 70’s.

Duain is survived by his wife Dee Madsen; two sons, Jerry (Mary) Madsen and Bob (Abbey) Madsen; a daughter-in-law, Risee’ Madsen; 5 grandchildren, Richie Madsen, Randey (Colleen) Madsen, Joe Madsen, Sarah Madsen and Sidney Madsen; 5 great grandchildren, Issac, Hannah, Trevor, Lauren and Rachael; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Barbara Jean Nielson Madsen; a son, Richard Duain Madsen; his twin brother, John Blain Madsen; 2 brothers Dean Madsen and Kay Madsen; and a sister Vion Mainland.
The family would like to offer a special thanks to Hospice Care of Northern Utah, Ileene Wood, Holly Peters, Jeff Skinner, Dwayne Murphy, Jeff Madsen and all their many family, friends and neighbors.

Funeral Services will be held on Friday, June 8, 2012 at 11:00 am, at Rogers and Taylor Funeral Home, 111 N 100 E, Tremonton, UT. Viewings will be held Thursday, June 7, 2012 from 6-8 pm at Rogers and Taylor Funeral Home and prior to the funeral from 9:30-10:30 am. Interment will be held at the Riverview (Tremonton) Cemetery. Online condolences and memories may be shared at www.rogersandtaylor.com

Lloyd Rulon Hunsaker

Lloyd Rulon Hunsaker passed away peacefully May 27, 2012, surrounded by his family. Born Sept. 30, 1908, in Elwood, Utah, he was the seventh of 13 children born to Lewis and Sarah Ellen Warner Hunsaker. One of eight boys, he grew up on the family farm, learning at an early age the value of hard work by doing his part in weeding, irrigating, topping beets, milking cows and caring for the livestock. He was raised in a strict but loving home, by parents who were kind, encouraging and exacting. He attended Elwood Elementary School and graduated from Bear River High School.
After serving in the Texas-Louisiana Mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he married Thelma Layton of Safford, Ariz., on May 29, 1934, in the Mesa, Ariz., LDS Temple.

Lloyd completed his studies at Utah State Agriculture College in 1935, earning a bachelor’s degree in dairy science and a teaching certificate in vocational agriculture. His first job out of college was teaching chemistry and agriculture at Beaver High School in Beaver, Utah. He later became the county agriculture agent in Piute County, Utah, then in Cache County, Utah. In 1948 he received his master’s degree in dairy production from the University of Minnesota. Lloyd taught dairy husbandry at Utah State University, and was the Utah State Extension dairyman. During the school year of 1955 to 1956 he returned to the University of Minnesota where he received a Ph.D. in dairy science. He became associate director of the Extension Service at Utah State University, and supervised Extension Service programs in the northern part of the state until his retirement in 1972.
Lloyd lived a life of service to others and influenced many people for good, both in his work and in the church. Through the years, Lloyd served in many positions in the LDS Church, including high councilor in the Logan Stake, counselor in the Logan Stake presidency (10 years), stake president (15 years) from 1948 to 1972, president of the Logan LDS Temple from 1973 to 1976 and stake patriarch. At the request of church leaders, he traveled to farms in several states, including Hawaii, to assess the feasibility of dairy and crop production for the church welfare. Lloyd loved the youth of the church, and they revered him as a teacher and leader. He assisted many young men as they prepared to go on their missions.
Lloyd and Thelma are the parents of four children, 18 grandchildren, 49 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren. Thelma preceded him in death Feb. 9, 1990. Lloyd married Sonja Hug Wettstein on Jan. 4, 1991. They have spent the past 21 years blessing each other’s lives. Lloyd and his wife Sonja faithfully served together in the Logan LDS Temple for 12 years.
Lloyd is survived by his wife Sonja; children Ione (Keith) Mortensen of Syracuse, Utah, Frank (Diane) Hunsaker of Eagle Mountain, Utah, Ann Marie (Ned) Hall of Pleasant Grove, Utah, and Carol (Daryl) Williams of Concord, Calif. He is also survived by his stepchildren Tanya (Wayne) Watterson of Benson, Utah, Sonja Filippi of Denver, Colo., Dan (Kathy) Wettstein of Hyde Park, Utah, Jeff (Faye) Wettstein of Mink Creek, Idaho, Tom Wettstein of Nibley, Utah, and Lori (Kirk) Williamson of Young Ward, Utah.
The family wishes to express appreciation to CNS Hospice for their kind and helpful service. A viewing will be held at Allen-Hall Mortuary from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 31, and prior to the funeral service from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Friday, June 1, at the Logan 32nd Ward church, 350 W. 700 South in Logan, Utah. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Interment will be in the Logan City Cemetery.


1 comment for “Obituaries 6-6-12

  1. Willis & Elna Petersen
    May 30, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    We extend our love to an old Elwood neighbor who has finished this phase of his life and moved on to the next. He never forgot where his roots were.

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