Melvin H. Madaus

  • Born: August 7, 1931
  • Died: October 30, 2016
  • Location: Marshall, Wisconsin

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Columbus, WI 53925

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Tribute & Message From The Family

Melvin H. Madaus, 85, of Marshall passed away on Sunday, October 30, 2016 at his home surrounded by his family.

Melvin was born the son of Otto and Clara (Helwig) Madaus on August 7, 1931 in Columbus, WI. He was a graduate of Columbus High School. Melvin was married to Betty Benisch on October 16, 1954 at Zion Ev. Lutheran Church in Columbus. Melvin was a member of the National Guard. He was employed with Oscar Meyer for 44 years until his retirement in 1994.

Melvin enjoyed flee marketing and camping over the years. He enjoyed gardening, especially growing big pumpkins with his granddaughter, Sierra. He collected toy tractors especially John Deere. He was an avid Green Bay Packers and Arkansas Razorbacks fan. Melvin especially appreciated his time spent with his family and grandchildren.

Melvin is survived by his wife of 62 years, Betty of Marshall; his three children: Steven (Linda) Madaus of FL, Craig Madaus of FL, and Todd (Carolyn) Madaus of Marshall; two sisters: Joan Duffy of Fitchburg and Elaine (Gerald) Derr of East Bristol; his grandchildren: Julian, Jevonn, Jeraldo, Jason, Karissa, Cody, Sierra, Alexander, and Christian; his great-grandchildren: Mikhail and Haylee; and further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his sisters: Margaret Adam and Cheryl Tessman.

A visitation will be held on Thursday, November 3, 2016 from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Koepsell-Zeidler Funeral Home in Columbus. A visitation will also be held on Friday, November 4th from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral at 11 a.m. at Faith Lutheran Church in Columbus. Interment will take place at Hillside Cemetery in Columbus.

Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society or the Epilepsy Foundation.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Mel was the best person I had ever known. My wife and I were lucky enough to spend time with Betty and Mel at a few Christmas parties and I was lucky to work with Mel and then became his supervisor. I can tell you everytime I ever needed Mel, Mel was their. I will miss him and all the stories he used to tell me about his family.

Posted by Todd Wieser - Oregon, WI - Coworker   November 03, 2016


Betty I can not conceive of the depth of your lose and am saddened by his passing. His soul was gentle and giving, a great teacher of living life the way you choose to. His presence in this realm is sorely missed already. He will walk in our hearts forever.

Posted by Karla and Ron Kading - Sturgeon Bay, WI - Family Friend   November 01, 2016

Thoughts and prayers are with you all. Enjoyed all the fun things we had growing up. Len and Jan Blau

Posted by Janice Blau - Merrimac, WI 53561, WI - Family Friend   November 01, 2016


I'm so very sorry to hear of Mr. Madaus's passing. May the support of those around you hold you up as you go through this heartbreaking time.

Posted by Christine Merryman - Twin Lake, MI - Friend   October 31, 2016


My sincere sympathies to you and your family during these difficult days.

Posted by Christie Selzer - Lake Suzy, FL - Acquaintance   October 31, 2016


My condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Madaus. May the God of all comfort give you peace and comfort during this difficult time.

Posted by Theola    October 31, 2016

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