He was born Aug. 29, 1933, at rural Erie to Louis E. and Marguerite (Whitworth) Madl. He grew up and attended school at St. Paul. He had worked at filling stations in St. Paul following high school. He entered the United States Navy in March 1956 and served until December 1957 when he was honorably discharged.
He worked for the Kansas Department of Transportation in Topeka for 20 years until moving to Altamont on Feb. 17, 1978, where he served as a supervisor for 17 years before retiring.
Mr. Madl loved gardening, hunting and fishing as well as going to casinos. He was always known for his keen sense of humor.
He married Phyllis J. "Jeanie" Shepard on Aug. 29, 1958, at Topeka. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include a son, David Madl and his wife, Rose, of Mound Valley; a daughter, Debra Smith of Altamont; three grandchildren, Daniel Smith, Kendra Creel and her husband, Doug, and Kassia Bolden and her husband, Marshal; six great-grandchildren, Allison Creel, Ashlynn Creel, Jared Creel, Reagen Annabelle Smith, Blake Bolden and Riley Bolden; three brothers, Fred Madl of Ketchum, Okla., Richard Madl of Joplin and Tom Madl of St. Paul; and two sisters, Jeanie Whiting of Humboldt and Patty Locke of Fort Scott.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant son, Michael Louis Madl; and a son-in-law, Andy Smith.
The service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Bath-Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Altamont. Burial will follow at the Mount Pleasant Cemetery at Altamont. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 8 p.m. today.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice or the Altamont United Methodist Church. Memorials may be left at or mailed to the funeral home, P.O. Box 325, Altamont, 67330.
Online condolences may be left at www.forbeshoffman.com.