Eric Christopher Feinstein

February 27, 1972 - December 29, 2022


Obituary For Eric Christopher Feinstein

MADISON - Eric Christopher Feinstein, loving husband and devoted father, died suddenly on December 29, 2022.

Born in Ashtabula, Ohio, Eric grew up in Medina, Ohio before the family moved to Homewood, Illinois. Eric graduated from Homewood-Flossmoor High School in 1990 and later moved to Madison, WI in 1994. Eric held several positions within the hospitality industry and also served as a volunteer firefighter for the Middleton Fire Department. Eric truly had a one-of-a-kind personality that people gravitated to and had the unique ability to connect with everyone he met. This made him uniquely successful in customer service and sales management. He held positions at Marriott - Madison West, The Fluno Center, US Cellular, Verizon Wireless and most recently at Humana.

It was during his employment at the Marriott Madison West that Eric met the love of his life, Marlene Lintelmann. They married on August 1, 2003. Eric and Marlene loved spending time with family and friends, playing cards, pool and games. To Eric, everything was a competition regardless of whether it required athletic ability.

Eric’s life was forever changed when his oldest son Caden was born in May, 2006, followed by Carson in December, 2009. Eric’s life revolved around his boys, and they did everything together. “It’s like having your best friend with you everyday” Eric would regularly say as he taught his boys how to play football, go fishing, ride bikes, and how to recognize and appreciate the hilarity of everyday life. His boys learned at an early age that his beloved Chicago Bears were a far superior team to Marlene’s Green Bay Packers, even when the record didn’t reflect it. Eric loved watching his boys compete in soccer, football and hockey. He was a true hockey dad, spending every weekend at games with one of the boys while watching a live-stream of the other’s games.

Eric is survived by his wife, Marlene, his sons Caden and Carson, his faithful canine companion Ellie, his mom Joan (Terry) Rogers, his dad Joel (Mary Prusank) Feinstein, his father-in-law Fred (Karen Thorp) Lintelmann, his siblings Jennifer (Kevin) Stevens, Ron (Holly Addis) Feinstein, Amy Feinstein, Sarah (Chris) DeFosset, Emily (Joe Kaufman) Feinstein, Jessica (Josh) Rutherford, Sam Feinstein, Manuel Rogers, his brothers-in-law Bob (Jennifer) Lintelmann, Dale (Terry D’Angelo) Lintelmann and Randy (Kathy Konicheck) Cacic, his beloved nieces and nephews Hannah Feinstein, Jon, Beth and Josh Stevens, Jakob and Mollie DeFosset, Rachael and Ethan Feinstein, Max and Caroline Kaufman, Magnus Rutherford, Brian (Morgan) Cacic, Anna (David) Haverberg and Katie (Taylor Kerber) Lintelmann, his grand niece and nephew Avery and Brewer Cacic, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and extended family members. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Charles and Jeanne Hlavac, his Bubie and Zadie, Sara and Sherman Feinstein, his mother-in-law Joanne Lintelmann, his sisters-in-law Karen Cacic and Diane Lintelmann and his nephew TJ Stevens.

A celebration of Eric’s life will be held on Monday, January 9, 2023 at Dahmen’s at Hawk’s Landing, 88 Hawk’s Landing Circle, Verona, WI 53593. Guests may start to arrive at 4:30 pm; there will be a tribute at 5:30 pm.

Eric absolutely loved life and lived it to its fullest. We will miss him more than words can express.

“Goodbyes are not forever. Goodbyes are not the end. They simply mean I’ll miss you until we meet again”.

To view and sign this guestbook, please visit:

Ryan Funeral Home & Cremation Services Verona Chapel 220 Enterprise Drive 608-845-6625


9 Jan

Celebration of Life

04:30 PM

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9 Jan


05:30 PM

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  • 01/08/2023

    The old neighborhood hasn't been the same since you moved. Caden and Carson and their best playmate Dad were greatly missed. But now this? My deepest sympathies to you Marlene and to the boys. MaryEllen Weller

  • 01/06/2023

    We were heartbroken for Eric's family upon hearing this sad news. Several of us in our office new Eric as our Humana rep. We will miss him. Prayers of comfort and peace for his family and prayers that Eric's great love for his boys will carry them through whatever comes their way in life. With deepest condolences, Helen @ CDA, Inc., Norcross, GA

  • 01/06/2023

    Dear Marlene, Caden and Carson, I am so sorry for your loss! I sincerely hope that you will find strength in the memories of the love and joy he brought into your lives. Janke

  • 01/05/2023

    My most sincere apologies for not being present at the Celebration of life, nothing can replace a good solid hug from your family in a difficult time. Some of my fondest memories with Eric are those we shared as kids, that old house on Harding street (next to the bowling alley), the Kurlich farm, and any one of a few campgrounds. We all had so much fun exploring, jamming to that boom box & hanging out with each other. Eric was one of those guys who brought life to any situation, his candidness & genuine sense of humor were a true blessing to us all. His positive attitude and friendly demeanor made a meaningful impact on those around him. Michelle & I would like to extend our deepest condolence to Joan, Joel, Marlene, the boys & the entire family. May you find serenity in the knowledge that Eric forever rests in the loving embrace of our heavenly father.

  • 01/04/2023

    The sky has dimmed due to the loss of one of the brightest stars.

  • 01/04/2023

    Our deep Condolences. RIP 🙏 🙏🏻.🙏🏻.🙏🏻. Our thoughts are with you The Behrs family

  • 01/04/2023

    Our deepest condolences to the Feinstein family. Eric was always a joy to be around. You could tell immediately that he found happiness by being with his family. Marlene, Caden, and Carson, we hope that you find some peace in this this trying time. We will be praying for you. The Quinn Family

  • 01/03/2023

    My deepest condolences. Eric was a great man. The world is a little bit dimmer now without his bright shinning light in it. He was so funny and so welcoming. I will never forget his laugh, his smile and his generosity.

  • 01/03/2023

    A four day trip to the Ozarks was the only in-person meeting I had with Eric. It was clear to me that he was living a charmed life with his wife Marlene and their boys. Gone too soon, but with his hospitality background, perhaps setting up the venue for when they all meet again. I bet it will be decorated in Bears regalia.

  • 01/03/2023

    Marlene and family, I'm very sorry to hear of Eric's passing. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help. Eric Kenney


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    Peace & Serenity Dishgarden was sent for Eric Christopher Feinstein - January 04, 2023

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