Tom graduated from Chase High School with the class of 1972, and later received his Associates Degree from Barton County Community College.
He was a lifelong Raymond resident.
Tom was a farmer and rancher his entire life.
He served in the United States Army from 1972-1975 and in the Army Reserves from 1975-1978.
Tom was a member of the First Baptist Church, Ellinwood; former school board member for USD 401 for 20 years, serving as school board president for a number of those years; Bell Township Trustee; a member of the Fur Harvester’s Association; and the Kansas Bow Hunter’s Association.
He enjoyed riding horses, trapping, hunting, farming, and the mountains in Colorado.
Tom lived a life that he loved.
He was a loving father, grandfather, son, and brother.
Tom is survived by his parents; son, Thomas Wayne Madden and Elizabeth of Sterling; daughter, Julie Boeckman and Matt of Goff, KS; two sisters, Pam and Kerry Hendricks of Great Bend, and Tamara Madden of Hutchinson; eight grandchildren, Alaina, Colton, Emelia, Dustin, Dalton, Madison, Gunner, and Hartley.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Carl and Hazel Madden; maternal grandparents, Paul and Gertrude Scheufler; and grandson, Isaiah Thomas Madden.
Funeral service will be at 10:00 A.M., Friday, May 3, 2019 at the First Baptist Church, Ellinwood with Pastor Dave Wesner officiating. Burial will be at Raymond Hilltop Cemetery, Raymond, Kansas. Visitation will be from 2:00 until 7:00 P.M., Thursday, May 2, 2019 at Birzer Funeral Home, Sterling with family present from 5:00 until 7:00 P.M. Memorials may be given to Ronald McDonald House or Healing Heart Ranch in care of Birzer Funeral Home, Sterling.