Pete Madden to celebrate 80th birthday with card shower


Merlyn “Pete” Madden of Long Grove will celebrate his 80th birthday with a card shower. Cards may be sent to him at 14840 275th St., Long Grove, IA 52756.

Mr. Madden was born Dec. 3, 1940, in Davenport. He has farmed his whole life, and continues to farm on the family farm established in 1850.

He is a Long Grove Fire Department trustee, a member of the Long Grove Lions Club, a former board member of the Eldridge Coop, is currently serving on the building and grounds committee at First Presbyterian Church in Davenport, a past president of the Scott County Pork Producers, American Legion, and an avid coach and cheerleader for all of his grandchildren.

He and his wife Wava are the parents of Melissa (Mark) Gross of Williamsburg, and Scott (Mary Beth) Madden of Park View. Their grandchildren are Mckenzie, Meredith and Caroline Gross, and S.J., Seth and Charlotte Madden.