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Melvin H. Madaus

Obituary for Melvin H. Madaus

August 7, 1931 - October 30, 2016
Marshall, Wisconsin | Age 85


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.

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