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With Sympathy on Behalf of the Holy Cross Parish Family

Doris M. Madigan, 83, of 2627 Nicolet Drive, Green Bay, died peacefully Tuesday morning, March 31, 2009. The daughter of the late Alois and Helen Hartl was born May 4, 1925 in Seymour, Wisconsin.

On May 22, 1950, she married James Madigan and was his beloved bride of 59 years. In 1951, Doris and her loving husband James were founders of Feeco International Inc. and she was board secretary for over 40 years. She was awarded a Bachelor of Arts Degree Cum Laude from the University of Wisconsin Green Bay. Later she went on to receive a Masters Degree from the University of Wisconsin Green Bay in Human Development, leading into a life long career in genealogy which took her several times to do research in Germany, Austria, and Ireland.

She served for many years on the board of visitors of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. Doris was a member of UWGB Founders Assn., St. Norberts President Club, Green Bay Serra Club, Secretary and Board member of Feeco Intl Export Corp, UWGB Ecumenical Center, Board member of St. Joseph’s Academy, Bascom Hill Society Madison, Director Institute for Research in Spirituality, President of GB Toastmistress Club, Catholic Women’s Club, President of Investment Club of Norwest Bank and founder and director of The Gathering Place. She was the recipient of many honors and awards and was named a Lady Grand Cross of the Holy Sepulchre by Pope Paul VI and was invested in St. Louis, MO by Cardinal John Carberry in 1978.

Doris was well organized and enjoyed many hobbies including, genealogy, baking, gardening and traveling. She was an excellent hostess and truly loved all the family gatherings at home and at the cottage in Door County.

Her family includes her husband Jim, her daughter Cindy Bell, her sons James P. Madigan, Daniel P. (Laura) Madigan and David D. Madigan; six grandchildren, Erin (Lance) Velander, Maureen (Devin) Shanley, Justin, Brian, Shannon, Casey Madigan and one great-granddaughter, Lily Velander. Doris is also survived by her brother, Lawrence (Linda) Hartl, her sister, Mildred Sorenson and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her sister Lucille, brothers-in-law Lee Sorenson and Bob Madigan, and a son-in-law, Fred Bell.

Gathering time with family and friends will be held on Friday, April 3, 2009 at Schauer & Schumacher Funeral Home, 340 S. Monroe Ave., from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. with a Wake Service at 7:00 with Msgr. Roy M. Klister officiating. The visitation will continue on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until the Funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 3009 Bay Settlement Road with Most Reverend David L. Ricken, Most Reverend Robert J. Banks, Reverend Richard Mauthe and Reverend Thomas Hagendorf con-celebrating. Entombment will be at Nicolet Memorial Gardens, Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established. To send online condolences, please click here.

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