|Birth: ||Nov. 20, 1918|
|Death: ||Sep. 17, 2005|
d/o George & Alta [Kohl] Madden
w/o Cecil Langerman
Vivian Madden, the daughter of George and Alta (Kohl) Madden, was born November 20, 1918, in Halfa, Iowa. She passed away peacefully at her home in Ringsted, Iowa, on September 17, 2005.
Vivian was a proud graduate of the Halfa school which was located near her family farm. After graduation, she attended Estherville Junior College and obtained her Iowa teaching certification. Vivian taught at Iowa Lake Township country school north of Armstrong, the Henriksen country school near the Marius Henriksen farm east of Ringsted, and at the Halfa school in Halfa. It was while she was teaching at the Henriksen school that Vivian met her future husband, Cecil Langerman, while passing out coupons for sugar rations.
Almost a year after Cecil returned from service in World War II, Vivian and Cecil were married in Halfa, Iowa, on August 20, 1946. Shortly thereafter, they moved to their farm home southeast of Ringsted where they farmed and raised livestock. In 1961, Vivian returned to teaching in the Fenton School District where she taught fourth grade until 1975. During that time, she completed her teacher education through Drake University.
Church, family and friends were important to Vivian. She was an active member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church and the American Legion Auxiliary in Ringsted. Vivian enjoyed family reunions, traveling to new places and meeting and visiting with family and friends. She especially looked forward to attending, with her husband, the annual WWII Army reunions which were held in a different state each year over the past 39 years.
Left to honor and cherish Vivian's memory are her two children, Marsha Loewenberg and her husband, Terry, of Oakdale, Connecticut; Mark Langerman and his wife, Erika, of Fairfax, Virginia; five grandchildren, Jessica Warner Stites of New York City, New York; Chris Warner of Canberra, Australia; Michael, Megan and Melissa Langerman of Fairfax, Virginia, two brothers, Gerald Madden and his wife, Lois, of Yerington, Nevada; and Lloyd Madden and his wife, Jeannine, of Armstrong, Iowa; sister-in-law Elnora Madden of Ringsted, and eight nieces and nephews.
Preceding Vivian in death were her husband, Cecil; her parents; and one brother, Loren.
George Washington Madden (1890 - 1946)
Alta Fern Kohl Madden (1896 - 1976)
Cecil William Fred Langerman (1921 - 2005)
Gerald Leland Madden (1916 - 2009)*
Vivian Madden Langerman (1918 - 2005)
Loren Michael Madden (1922 - 1992)*
Armstrong Grove Cemetery
Created by: Dale & Corinne Wise
Record added: Jun 21, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 53953517