Michael Edward Madden, 58, died Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, near Hays.

He was born to Edward F. Madden Jr. and Leona (Lee) Madden. He grew up in Hays, was a graduate of Hays High School, received his bachelor’s from Fort Hays State University and earned his PhD in human anatomy at KU.

He was the unlikely combination of college professor and country cowboy. He was a research assistant at the KU Medical Center in Kansas City, where he met his wife, but being a country boy at heart he chose to return to his roots. He accepted a position in the Allied Health Department at FHSU, teaching radiology technology, where he was held in high regard by both faculty and students. He also taught a virtual class for the University of Nebraska, and authored multiple textbooks on human anatomy, one even translated into Portuguese. On evenings and weekends, come rain or shine, he headed for the country to mend fences, build corrals, and tend cattle. He drove a mean four-wheeler. His life was a balance between mental and physical activity and it worked well for him and his family, until his body gave out.

Survivors include his wife, Theresa, nurse clinician at FHSU; two sons, Levi and Luke. Levi is a mechanical engineer and wife, Kelsey, an architect, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Luke is currently pursuing a doctorate degree in mechanical engineering at Texas A&M, College Station, Texas; his mother; three sisters, Kim Porter and husband, Doug, Hutchinson, Shelley Lowen and husband, Steve, Colorado Springs, Colo., and Shannon Roberts and husband, Jim, Hutchinson; three brothers, Joe and wife, Tamm, Olathe, Bill, Omaha, Neb., and Charles and wife, Lisa, Falls Church, Va.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, at St. Nicholas of Myra Catholic Church, Hays; private family inurnment will be at a later date.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday with memory sharing at 7 p.m., both at Brock’s-Keithley Funeral Chapel and Crematory, 2509 Vine, Hays, KS 67601.

Memorials are suggested to The Fort Hays State University Foundation or Hays Medical Center Foundation in care of the funeral home.

Condolences may be sent by guestbook at www.keithleyfuneralchapels.com or by email to keithleyfuneralhomes@gmail.com