Kenneth Madsen passed away peacefully at home on July 31, 2023. He was born February 24, 1942 in Manti, Utah to Leonard Alder Madsen and Ardith Braithwaite Madsen. He grew up in Manti and lettered in high school basketball. He met his sweetheart, Sally Nordfors and they married in Manti on November 17, 1962. Shortly after they were married, he built their home and small farm on 6 acres in Layton where he had cattle, lambs, peacocks, geese and many dogs, but his favorite were his horses.
He owned and operated Madsen Brothers Drywall with his brother Doug and later Kenco Inc. with Pete Fondario and his son Kendal, he worked in the drywall trade every day from the age of 19 to 81 years old. He served as a volunteer firefighter for Layton City for ten years and also served in various positions in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He enjoyed anything with his grandchildren, going to Jazz games, snowmobiling, hunting trips with his sons and friends, horseback riding with whomever would join him and liked to just drive around and see things. His favorite place to be the family cabin that he and Sally built in the Uinta Mountains.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Michael. He is survived by his wife Sally of 60 years, his children; Kendal Kenneth (Kass Roberts), Tracie Ann (Mark Wilson), Tawnya (David Harrison), and Kenley Ross (Amy Mortensen), 23 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, brother Doug and sister Sharon (Richard Bjerreguaard).
A heartfelt THANK YOU to the Renal Care Unit nurses and staff at McKay-Dee Hospital and the Hospice team that so lovingly took care of him and the Layton and North Ogden fire Departments.
Funeral services will be held Saturday August 5, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. at the Fairfield 2nd ward Chapel, 845 N. 1150 E., Layton, Utah. Friends may visit with family Friday, August 4 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Lindquist’s Layton Mortuary, 1867 No. Fairfield Rd., Layton, Utah and Saturday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. prior to the service at the church.
Interment, Lindquist’s Memorial Park at Layton.