Madelyn R. Wold

PORTAGE – Madelyn R. Wold, age 91, passed away peacefully at Columbia Health Care Center in Wyocena on Saturday, September 23, 2017.

Madelyn was born on July 20, 1926, in Astoria, NY, the daughter of the late Philip and Judith Desantis. Madelyn met her husband while he was a patient at St. Albans Naval Yard. She married Carl H. Wold in 1949 in St Albans, NY. In 1954, Madelyn and Carl moved to Wisconsin where Madelyn worked as a medical secretary for Madison General Hospital. After she left the medical field, Madelyn worked in catering and hotel management. The last position she held was when she was in her eighties, as what she called “the sample lady”. Madelyn put her heart and soul into her family. Carl passed away in 1971 and Madelyn raised their three children on her own after.  Madelyn was an accomplished artist and writer. Madelyn was a former member of St. Dennis Catholic Church in Madison.

She is survived by her grandson, Tyler Ray Wold of Pardeeville; granddaughters Rose M. Wold of Portage and Melissa Wold of Madison; and 2 great grandsons. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl, and her children, Karen, Mitchel, Michael Wold, infant son, seven brothers and three sisters.

The family would like to thank the staff at Columbia County Health Care Center, Care Wisconsin and Home Health United for their care and support. Also, a special thank you to the residents at Riverwood Apartments for the help and friendship over the past years.

A memorial service will be held at Pflanz Mantey Mendrala Funeral Home in Portage on November 4, 2017, at 11:30 a.m., with Fr. Gary Krahenbuhl presiding. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until time of service. Madelyn’s favorite color was blue. Please feel free to wear blue to the service in her honor.  

Pflanz Mantey Mendrala Funeral Home in Portage is assisting the family.


For information please call 608 742-2126 (Portage, WI) or 608 635-2763 (Poynette, WI)