This obituary appeared in the Madison papers on January 9th, 2003. Jerry was a member of the Class of 1960. Many of us may have known or remembered Jerry during our school years, or frequented the restaurant on Madison’s Westside that he and his family ran for many years.
Feiler, Gerald W. “Jerry”
MADISON/ BARNEVELD – Gerald W. “Jerry” Feiler passed away unexpectedly on Monday, Jan. 6, 2003, while on vacation in Arizona. Jerry was born in Madison on Aug. 20, 1941, to Werner and Loraine (Hoffman) Feiler. On Aug. 26, 1961, he married the former Mary Brumm. Jerry was part owner of Feiler’s Restaurant since 1966. He worked at the restaurant and was also employed with the state Department of Transportation retiring from there after 35 years. Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Mary; a daughter, Jennifer; two sons, Mitchell and Michael; a grandson, Brian; sister, Barb (Gary) Powers; stepfather, Jerry Hoffman; his aunt, Darlene (Ken) Luedtke; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father; mother; and a brother, Jim. A memorial service celebrating Jerry’s life will be held at CRESS FUNERAL HOME, 3610 Speedway Road, at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2003. A brief service by the Madison Elks Lodge No. 410 is being planned to precede the memorial service. Family and friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorials be made to the Madison Elks Elevator Fund, or to the Barneveld Fire and EMT. The family would like to send a special thank you to Dr. Micke and the staff at Meriter and Odana Medical Center and Barneveld EMT. A special thank you to all the people from Feiler’s for their support and generosity at this time of loss. Jerry’s life was sustained by the generosity of the gift of blood. Please give blood so others may have a chance.
Cress Funeral Service 3610 Speedway Road (608) 238-3434 http://www.cressfuneralservice.com