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Gardine "Gar" Madeiros, 78, of Nevada, passed away November 7, 2010, at the Israel Family Hospice House in Ames. Per Gar's wishes, he has been cremated and private inurnment will be held at a later date.

Gar was born in Warwick Parish, Bermuda on December 20, 1931, to Manuel and Louise (DeFontes) Madeiros. He married Edna DeGeus on March 3, 1990 at Pleasant Grove. He had earned the title of Certified Master Baker and worked for Randall/Cub Foods as the Bakery Manager. Gar enjoyed baking, spending time with family, golfing, gambling, gardening and boating.

Gar is survived by his wife, Edna of Nevada; five children, Julie (Art) Hofman of Urbandale, Debbie (Brian) Finnegan of Ionia, and Jerry J. (Lori) Arends of Nevada; his children from a previous marriage, Joy (Scott) Potter of Kansas City, MO, and Jeff Madeiros of Zearing; his brother, Manuel Edwin Madeiros of Hopkins, MN; 12 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one niece; four nephews; and his special Toy Poodle, Teddy.

Gar was preceded in death by his parents; his grandson, Nick; and his sister, Rosalind.
Bacon Funeral Home in Nevada is handling arrangements.

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Bacon Funeral Homes & Crematory
1418 Fawcett Parkway Nevada, IA 50201
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