Madsen, Paul G. Maj. USAF (Ret) Age 83 – Mar 22, 2010 Preceded in death by brother Ervin. Survived by wife Rose; daughters Karen Madsen and husband Bill Shepherd, Everett, WA, Kris Naujokaitis, Omaha, Pam and husband Mike Gentile, Carlsbad, CA; sister Laura and husband Walter Ross, Omaha; 9 grandchildren Keli and husband Chad, Katie and husband Ben, Traci and husband Andy, Nicki, Becki and husband Jake, William and wife Lela, Anthony, Kate and David; 11 great grandchildren. Paul yearned to fly from his earliest days. He sent applications to airlines from about the age of 6, and his dream was fulfilled when he went to Air Force pilot training in 1948. Recently when he was asked about his proudest achievement, he replied, “earning my wings.” 20 years of service in the Air Force was followed by 22 years of service to his fellow veterans and their families as he worked for the Veterans Administration. His love of flying and service to his country were equaled only by his love for his family-he was a beloved and loving son, grandson, nephew, brother, cousin, husband, father, uncle, grandpa and great grandpa. He has enriched the lives of many-his sense of humor and ability to make friends are legendary and he will be deeply missed by all who had the good fortune to know him. Family will receive friends Thursday March 25th, 5-7pm with a Time Of Remembrance at 7pm at Bellevue Memorial Chapel. MEMORIAL SERVICES Friday, March 26th, 10am at Capehart Chapel, 25th & Capehart Rd. Inurnment Ft. McPherson National Cemetery. Memorials to American Heart Association / American Stroke Association or charity of your choice.