Louis M. Maday, 96
Guckeen Mass of Christian Burial for Louis “Louie” M. Maday, age 96, of rural Guckeen, will be at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 30, 2019 at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Blue Earth. Burial will be held at Calvary Cemetery in Fairmont, with full military honors provided by the Lee C. Prentice American Legion Post 36 and Martin County Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1222. Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019 with a prayer service beginning at 4 p.m. at Lakeview Funeral Home in Fairmont. Visitation will continue for one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday. Louis passed away on Tuesday evening, Aug. 13, 2019 at Valley Vue Care Center in Armstrong, Iowa. The Lakeview Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Fairmont is assisting the family with arrangements.
Louis Malcom Maday was born Sept. 13, 1922, in Silver Lake Township, the son of Joseph and Anna (Weber) Maday. Louis served in the United States Army 17th Airborne from 1943 to 1946, where he was in the Battle of the Bulge and was a gliderman and paratrooper. He married Marvis McNerney on Feb. 11, 1946 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Fairmont. Together the couple lived in rural Granada and Guckeen where they farmed until retiring in 1989. Louis was a dairy farmer, grain farmer and also grew sugar beets. Louis lived at Ingleside in Fairmont for a short time and in March of 2018 he moved to Valley Vue Care Center in Armstrong, Iowa.
Louis was a member of Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church in Guckeen until it closed when he became a member of Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Blue Earth. He was also a member of the VFW Post #1222, American Legion Post #36, Knights of Columbus and the East Side Farm Club. Louis enjoyed playing cards, going to the casino, watching the Game Show Network, collecting John Deere toy tractors, reading (especially farm magazines) and going for rides to check out the crops. He enjoyed traveling, making several trips to Las Vegas, along with a trip to Australia and New Zealand in 1989. He looked forward to his frequent visits to family in California. Family was the most important thing to Louis and he loved spending time with them.
Left to cherish his memory are his 15 children including daughters, Barbara (Jim) Ring, of Chico, California, Marsha (Archie) Farnham, of Fairmont, Jeanne (DeWane) Mortensen, of Granada, Dianne (Bill) Gonnsen, of Fairmont, Mary (Dennis) Broviak, of Huntley, Jennifer (Kevin) Nowicki, of Fairmont, Margaret (Bruce) Hiatt, of Granada, Nylene (Matt) Sparks, of Baldwin, Wisconsin, Brenda (Blaine) Sturm, of Coon Rapids, Lori (Mike) Whelan, of Oakley, California, and Elizabeth (Ben) Sparks, Mankato; sons, Richard (Joanne) Maday, of Guckeen, Thomas (Jean) Maday, Fairmont, Louis John (Amy) Maday, of Granada, and Darren (Tevi) Maday, of Granada; 46 grandchildren; 56 great-grandchildren; brother, Larry (Emily) Maday, of Penn Valley, California; sister, Mary Garbers, of Welcome; brother-in-law, John (Ruth) McNerney, of Blue Earth; sister-in-law, Terry Maday, of Napa, California; as well as many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
Louis was preceded in death by his wife, Marvis Maday; parents, Joseph and Anna Maday; son, David Maday; an infant son; grandson, Ryan Mortensen and three infant grandchildren; brothers, Harold (Mickey) Maday, Donald (Grace) Maday and James Maday; sisters, Lillian Maday and Eileen (LeRoy) Sager; and brothers-in-law, Donald Garbers, Gus (Rose Ann) Ewald and Clifford (Monica) Post.
The family would like to send a special thank you to the staff at Valley Vue Care Center in Armstrong, Iowa for taking loving care of Dad.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Valley Vue Care Center in Armstrong, Iowa or Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Blue Earth.