Van “Dean” Madden died peacefully at home May 19, 2018, due to complications from Parkinson’s disease and dementia.
He was born Nov. 29, 1934, in Tacoma to the late Van and Leos Madden of Buckley. He graduated in 1952 from White River High School and, after attending Washington State University, became a Cougar fan for life. He enjoyed years of boating in the San Juan Islands and the inside passages of British Columbia. He retired from a career in financial electronics in 2004 and moved to the Lake Chelan, Washington, area where he and his son built a house together.
He is survived by Susan Madden, his wife of 50 years; son Gene Madden (Joni Butz); daughter Juleane Franzen (Scott); brother Allan Madden; sister Merle Carlson; five grandchildren ant two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Kim Madden.
A celebration of life and open house is planned for 2:30 to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 17, at 10329 S.E. 304th Place in Auburn.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Chelan Senior Service Center, 534 E. Trow Ave., Chelan, Washington 98816.