Obituary Record

Maurice Madsen
Died on 6/11/1935
Buried in Blair Cemetery

#1-Pilot Tribune 27 June 1935

Maurice Madsen, Once Blair Man, Is Suicide Victim

Seek Kin of Suicide, Aged 39, Who Will Be Buried Here Saturday

The body of Maurice Madsen, 39, World War veteran and former resident of this city, who shot himself to death June 11 in a Rochester, Minnesota, hotel room, was brought to Blair Tuesday afternoon.

Madsen, who leaves no known relatives, is reported to have committed suicide after submitting to an examination at Mayo Bros. Clinic in Rochester.

The body was kept in that city pending word from relatives which failed to arrive. It was then sent to Omaha and forwarded to the Campbell Mortuary here.

Madsen, it is said, leaves considerable money in an Omaha bank. At noon today no relatives had been located. His mother died here in 1921 and is buried in the Blair cemetery.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Campbellā€™s Mortuary with Stanley E. Hain Post American Legion, furnishing an escort. A firing squad will be present as the body is lowered into a grave beside that of his mother in the cemetery.

#2-Published in the Enterprise July 4, 1939

Post Conducts Funeral Rites

For the first time since Stanley E. Hain post of the American Legion was organized here, members of that group had complete charge of arrangements for the funeral of an ex-serviceman, Saturday afternoon, when rites were held for Maurice Madsen, 39, who died of a self-inflicted bullet wound in a hotel room at Rochester, Minn.

Legion members, in uniform, attended the rites at the Campbell Funeral Home and after brief services interment was made in the Blair Cemetery.

~~~ Obituary courtesy of the Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings on file in the Blair Public Library at Blair, Nebraska.~~~ Find a Grave Memorial 117178372#