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George E Mader
Apr. 3, 1931 - May 14, 2017
Stockbridge, WI
Funeral Service:
Friday, May 19, 2017
11:00 am
St. Mary Catholic Church
Stockbridge, WI 53088
Funeral Visitation:
Thursday, May 18, 2017
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wieting Family Funeral Home
411 W. Main St.
Chilton, WI 53014
Friday, May 19, 2017
9:30 am - 10:45 am
St. Mary Catholic Church
Stockbridge, WI 53088
Burial Service:
Friday, May 19, 2017
12:00 pm
St. Mary Catholic Cemetery
Moore Road
Stockbridge, WI 53088
Parish Vigil Service:
Thursday, May 18, 2017
7:00 pm
Wieting Family Funeral Home
411 W. Main St.
Chilton, WI 53014
George E Mader
Stockbridge, WI

George Edgar Mader, age 86, of Stockbridge, died on Sunday, May 14, 2017 at Thedacare Regional Hospital in Appleton with his family near his side. He was born April 3, 1931 in the Town of Woodville, son of the late George Sr. & Olive (Klassen) Mader.

As a young man, George heard Freedom’s Call and proudly served this country in the United States Air Force. Following his Honorable Discharge, George married Eleanor Funk on February 9, 1954 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Stockbridge.

Early in his working career, George drove truck for several people and places throughout the area. He eventually began driving truck for Remick Transfer in Menasha where he remained until his retirement 28 years later. During this time, George worked diligently and being a ‘Jack of All Trades’ led him through various positions at Remick, eventually becoming a diesel mechanic.

He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Stockbridge. George enjoyed the great outdoors, being at the cabin and especially moments spent hunting and fishing. He looked forward to a good game of cards with family and friends which usually was a good time for him to showcase his dry sense of humor. In his free time, George was fond of catching a Green Bay Packer Game and listening to the Jerry Schneider Radio Program on Saturday mornings to get his fix of Oomph-Pa-Pa in. A bit later in life, George found that he enjoyed trips to the casino with friends and family.

As a caring and gentle man, George treasured moments spent with his family and very dear friends. It brought him great joy to be around those he loved to have a good time.

Survivors include his children: David Mader, Donald (Jane) Mader, Daniel (Karen) Mader, Darrell (Agnes) Mader Joseph (Kathy) Mader; his grandchildren: Timothy (Jessica) Mader, Andrew Mader and his special friend, Alyssa, Ashley Mader, Adam Mader, Christopher Mader and his special friend, Leah, Jennifer (Joshua) Jorstad, Jessica Mader and her fiancé Nelson, Nicole Mader, Julia Mader and her fiancé Travis, Jaclyn Mader, Melissa Mader and her special friend, Tim, Michele (Brandon) Eggers; 3 great grandchildren: Aubree, Mason & Jaxson; 2 sisters: Noretta Bastian & Deanna (Max) Wolf; and his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Dolores Lewandowski, Robert Funk, Richard (Kathie) Funk, John Funk, and Margaret Nushardt. George is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife: Eleanor; his siblings: Ethel (Oliver) Kruse, Marion (James) Beach, Gerald (Irene) Mader, Adrian (Lucille) Mader, Virginia (Clarence) Schmidt, Dolores Schmidt, Robert Mader; and his brothers-in-law: Donald Lewandowski, William Nushardt, Jr. & Ronald Bastian.

Funeral service will be at 11:00 am on Friday, May 19, 2017 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Stockbridge with the Rev. Michael Betley officiating. Burial will follow with Military Honors at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery in Stockbridge. Friends may call at the Wieting Family Funeral Home (411 W. Main St.) in Chilton from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm on Thursday, May 18, 2017 and on Friday at the church from 9:30 am until 10:45 am. A parish vigil service will take place Thursday evening at the funeral home at the close of the visitation.
I absolutely loved your Dad he was such a man with great stories. He will truly be missed you all are in my thoughts and prayers. May his legacy live on thru all of you❤

Trina Van Handel (His Barber) - May 18, 2017


One of Uncle George's first jobs after returning home from the Air Force was a delivery driver for Brooks Oil Company in Dundas. Since we lived just down the road, he'd come by in that big red fuel truck and take me for a ride! Totally a no-no today but back in the early '50's... not so serious. He was kind of a big brother / hero to this little farm girl. Later when Dave was born I was asked to babysit and later for the twins Don and Dan, too.

Uncle George had such a great laugh. I can almost hear him now.

Judy (Schmidt) Bloch (Niece) - May 17, 2017


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