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Gerald J. Feisst

November 13, 1928 - July 18, 2022


Gerald J. Feisst

November 13, 1928 - July 18, 2022


Obituary For Gerald J. Feisst

Middleton- Gerald J. (Jerry) Feisst, age 93, passed away on Monday, July 18, 2022, at Heritage Senior Living in Middleton. He was born on November 13, 1928, in Juneau, WI the son of Theodore and Bernadette (Manning) Feisst. He attended Madison East High School. He was proud of his service in the United States Navy onboard the USS Franklin D. Roosevelt aircraft carrier. He worked as a welder at the Wisconsin Foundry & Machine Co. for many years, retiring in 1992. He enjoyed sports, supporting the Badgers, Brewers & Packers. He loved to attend his grandsons’ sporting events & activities. Jerry also liked to attend his great grandchildren’s school & sports events before his dementia diagnosis.

Survivors include his wife, Pauline; his daughter, Debra Botham; his sons, Daniel (Jim Bonneau) Feisst and Ted (Denise) Feisst; grandsons, Timothy (Julie) Botham, Michael (Jessica) Botham, Jeremy (Lucy) Miller, Jason (Michele) Miller, Adam (Duy) Feisst-Do and Nicholas Feisst. Great-grandchildren, Skyler, Connor, Mackenzie, Cullen & Molly Botham; Adalyn Miller, Anthony (Taz) Keichinger & Cassidy Gagner. Many nieces, nephews, other relatives & friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; grandparents; daughter Jerilyn Derr; infant daughters; Constance Lee Feisst, Theresa Lee Feisst & Constance Pauline Feisst; sisters; Margaret Reible, Joan Krueger & Johanna Schmelzer; son-in-law Thomas Botham and many other relatives & friends.

A mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00AM on July 22, 2022, at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 2438 Atwood Ave, Madison, WI. Visitation will be held from 9:00am until time of service at the church. Interment with military honors will be held at 2:45pm at Resurrection Cemetery.

A special thanks to the wonderful staffs at Heritage Senior Living in Middleton & Agrace Hospice for all your care and compassion.

To view and sign this guestbook, please visit:

Ryan Funeral Home & Cremation Services
2418 N Sherman Ave


22 Jul


09:00 AM - 11:00 AM

St. Bernard Catholic Church 2438 Atwood Ave Madison, WI Get Directions »
22 Jul

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

St. Bernard Catholic Church 2438 Atwood Ave Madison, WI Get Directions »
22 Jul


02:45 PM - 03:00 PM

Resurrection Cemetery 2705 Regent St Madison, Wi 53705 Get Directions »
22 Jul

Military Honors

02:45 PM - 03:00 PM

Resurrection Cemetery 2705 Regent St Madison, Wi 53705 Get Directions »
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  • 07/31/2022

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Jerry was a great person, I always enjoyed visiting and was glad for all the times I got to see him, Pauline and the family while I was in Madison. He will be missed.

  • 07/24/2022

    Dear FEISST Family, my sincere sympathies for your loss. Gerry was a kind man and he will be missed. Jeana Kerr

  • 07/22/2022

    Ted, Denise, Adam & Duy, Nick, & Feisst Family, we are thinking about you as you celebrate the life of your dad, father-in-law & grandpa. We never met him, but if Ted is anything like him, we know how special he is to all of you. Keeping you close to our hearts, sending you hugs, peace & ❤️

  • 07/22/2022

    My heart goes out to your family in this difficult time. Gerald was a wonderful person, always smiling, joking and so very kind. I remember him walking every morning and he would always stop to shoot the breeze. Made my day. He will be missed so much. My thoughts are with you. Barb Schmidtke

  • 07/22/2022

    Gerald was a great guy and great fan of the Madison senator's baseball team-he will be missed Patrick @susan Soule

  • 07/21/2022

    To the entire Feisst family; know that my heart is with each of you. He always made me feel like one of the family. And he always laughed at my jokes...nomatter how bad they were! May he now rest in peace.

  • 07/20/2022

    Our condolences to The Millers and All the family. I know Gerald was a good man because of how our nephew in law spoke of him. Enjoy your reunions with those in heaven. And Jason I love braunschweiger And mayo sandwich's too. Let's share one sometime. Mary And Russ

  • 07/20/2022

    Sorry for your loss.

  • 07/19/2022

    Best Grandpa a grand kid could ask for. Always loved it when family or friends came to visit. Always made time for you. I'm going to miss being able to talk to him and, listen to (mostly) terrible dad jokes. He'd always wait until you'd laugh (you'd just do it to get it over with) Sitting at grandma and, grandpa's kitchen table with a braunschweiger and onion with mayo on rye. With a ice cold high life (or two) listening to a Brewers game on a Saturday or Sunday. He taught me the simple pleasures are the best. I'm going to miss you Grandpa. When I see you again you got the first round.


  • Ocean Devotion

    Cheryl Steffen sent Ocean Devotion for Gerald J. Feisst - July 21, 2022

    Sending love and blessing to the Feisst family. I'll be with you in spirit to celebrate the life of this wonderful father and grandfather! Rest in Peace Jerry. Hugs, Cheryl Steffen

  • 5 TREES

    Tedi Knox, Liz Ray & Becky Roundy planted 5 trees in memory of Gerald J. Feisst . - July 21, 2022

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