MADISON—M. Daniel Stoudt Jr., age 80, of Madison, Wis., died on Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017, at Agrace HospiceCare with family at his side. He was born May 28, 1937, in Philadelphia, Pa., to Milton D. and Grace E. (Benner) Stoudt Sr. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, based in Argentia, New Foundland. He attended Temple University.
He worked for Sears Roebuck and later joined Remington Rand, and worked in various USA states before moving to Madison and owning BEC (Business Equipment Center) in Madison, Wis. for seven years. Dan loved sales; he sold cartography, was a stockbroker, and ended his career with Zimbrick, Inc.
Dan was married to M. Bernadette “Bernie” McDonald on June 20, 1980, in Middleton, Wis. He was previously a Lions Club member in Philadelphia prior to joining the Madison Central Lions Club in 1971, for a total of over 55 years. Dan loved the outdoors, hunting, and fishing, particularly with family.
Dan is survived by his wife, Bernie “Bern:” son, Bud Stoudt of Beaver Dam; daughters, Leslie (Dan) Metz of Stoughton and Ann Christensen of Baltimore, Md.; four grandchildren, Shane, Elizabeth, Kate and Alanna; a great-granddaughter, Rochelle; brothers, Calvin (Sonja) Stoudt of Eagen, Minn. and Dwight (Lynda) Stoudt of Ocean Gate, N.J.; the mother of his children, Lee (Chet) Jones Underwood of Mount Horeb; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Allison Stoudt; grandson, Derek Metz; his aunt, Helen Stoudt; father and mother-in-law, John and Kay McDonald; and sister-in-law, Gail Anderson.
There will be a Celebration of Dan’s Life from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, at the FOUR LAKES YACHT CLUB, 6312 Metropolitan Lane, #A, Monona, Wis. Please join us for a light lunch, a drink, and fond memories of Dan. Dress will be casual, Badgers and Packers gear appropriate. The Ellestad Camacho Funeral Home, 500 N. 8th St., Mount Horeb, Wis., is serving the family.
A special thanks to family and friends for helping Dan navigate his last days, including Lee Schultz, Dr. Randall Haas and the staff at Agrace HospiceCare.