Jerry Mac Madison, passed away in Wausau, Wisconsin on Sunday, May 15, 2022.
He is survived by his wife, Nelda (Seer) Madison; sons, Mark (Heidi Arnao) Madison and Elliott (Elena) Madison; twin sister, Janet Miller; brothers-in-law, Jim Miller and Don Stahl; grandchildren, Madeline, Andre and Theodore Madison; nieces, Kerry Miller and Candy McHugh; and nephew, Darrin Stahl.
Jerry was born on June 22, 1935 in Marshfield, Wisconsin to Glen Madison and Miriam (Keffner) Madison. Jerry was a 1953 graduate of Marshfield High School. He received a BS from U-W Stevens Point in History in 1957 and his Masters in History from the U-W Madison in 1962. From 1957–1961 he taught history at New London High School. He went on to teach history at Wausau East High School from 1962-1969 and 1973-1977. He went on to run Congressman David Obey’s state office from 1969-1973 and 1977-1998. He was awarded “Wisconsin Outstanding Young Educator” in 1967. He served on the Salvation Army Advisory Board, Carolyn Mark Scholarship Foundation and was chairman of the Wisconsin State Higher Education Board from 1975-1978 and 1983-1985. Jerry got his start in politics when his father was Mayor of Marshfield. He went on to serve as State Chairman and National Committeeman of the Wisconsin Young Democrats and was a longtime Democratic activist in Wisconsin politics. His extraordinary humor and warmth will be missed by his family and many friends. He loved his wife and family, history, fishing, trivia and the Green Bay Packers.
Following his wishes, there will only be a private family ceremony. In lieu of flowers, people can choose to donate to Fountain House, www.fountainhouse.org.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.petersonkraemer.com