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Rufus T. Madrid

Temperance, Michigan

July 4, 1932 - December 10, 2021

Rufus T. Madrid Obituary

Rufus T. Madrid, 89, of Temperance, Michigan passed away Friday, December 10, 2021, at Regency Hospital, Sylvania, Ohio. Born July 4, 1932, in Austin, Texas, he was the son of Casimiro and Pauline (Torres) Madrid.  Rufus was raised and went to school in Blissfield, MI. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, serving from 1952 to 1954. Rufus married the love of his life, Emily Holeman on August 4, 1956 and raised their four children in Ida, Michigan. She preceded him in death on Feb. 5, 2012. After his discharge from the U.S. Army, he worked for the former Link Stamping in Monroe, Michigan. He then was employed by GM Powertrain for 271/2 years, retiring in July of 1999. Rufus then started a lawn mowing service for over 10 years. He also enjoyed woodworking, making things and was an avid Michigan Wolverine Fan “Go Blue!”

Rufus is survived by his loving children, LuAnn (Darrel) Vore, Mark (Jamie) Madrid, Mario (Tracy) Madrid and Wayne (Sue) Meeks; sister, Lydia (Phillip) Guzman; grandchildren, Melissa, Troy, Paige, Darrel, Jr., Tonya, Lisa, Jerry, Toni, Bobby Joe, Felicia, Chyna; great grandchildren, Jasmine, Jessie, Troy, Jr, Karter, Samantha, Amber, Kaitlyn, Joshua, Sierra, Zack, Nick, Chloe, Marcus and great great grandson, Amari; his beloved dog, Abby and Cat, Bella. He was also preceded in death by his son, Howard; granddaughter, Denise; two sisters, Ascension Cruz and Mary L. Valdez; six brothers, Anthony, Raymond, James, David, Paul, Henry Martinez and sister-in-lawn, Anne Coopshaw.

Visitation will be from 3-8 pm, Sunday, December 12, 2021, at the Michael W. Pawlak Funeral Home, 1640 Smith Rd. (at Jackman) Temperance, MI, where funeral services be held at 11:00 am, Monday, December 13, 2021. Interment will follow at Toledo Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to the Bedford Township Veterans Center. www.pawlakfuneralhome.com


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Rufus T. Madrid, 89, of Temperance, Michigan passed away Friday, December 10, 2021, at Regency Hospital, Sylvania, Ohio. Born July 4, 1932, in Austin, Texas, he was the son of Casimiro and Pauline (Torres) Madrid.  Rufus was raised and went to school in Blissfield, MI. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, serving from 1952 to 1954. Rufus married the love of his life, Emily Holeman on August 4, 1956 and raised their four children in Ida, Michigan. She preceded him in death on Feb. 5, 2012. After his discharge from the U.S. Army, he worked for the former Link Stamping in Monroe, Michigan. He then was employed by GM Powertrain for 271/2 years, retiring in July of 1999. Rufus then started a lawn mowing service for over 10 years. He also enjoyed woodworking, making things and was an avid Michigan Wolverine Fan “Go Blue!”

Rufus is survived by his loving children, LuAnn (Darrel) Vore, Mark (Jamie) Madrid, Mario (Tracy) Madrid and Wayne (Sue) Meeks; sister, Lydia (Phillip) Guzman; grandchildren, Melissa, Troy, Paige, Darrel, Jr., Tonya, Lisa, Jerry, Toni, Bobby Joe, Felicia, Chyna; great grandchildren, Jasmine, Jessie, Troy, Jr, Karter, Samantha, Amber, Kaitlyn, Joshua, Sierra, Zack, Nick, Chloe, Marcus and great great grandson, Amari; his beloved dog, Abby and Cat, Bella. He was also preceded in death by his son, Howard; granddaughter, Denise; two sisters, Ascension Cruz and Mary L. Valdez; six brothers, Anthony, Raymond, James, David, Paul, Henry Martinez and sister-in-lawn, Anne Coopshaw.

Visitation will be from 3-8 pm, Sunday, December 12, 2021, at the Michael W. Pawlak Funeral Home, 1640 Smith Rd. (at Jackman) Temperance, MI, where funeral services be held at 11:00 am, Monday, December 13, 2021. Interment will follow at Toledo Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to the Bedford Township Veterans Center. www.pawlakfuneralhome.com


To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Rufus T. Madrid hosted by Pawlak Funeral Home.

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