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'59 Jerry M. Hardacre, MD (1934-2014) 

 

Jerry Medaris Hardacre MD, age 80, of Marshfield, passed away peacefully Monday, September 29, 2014 at the House Of The Dove in Marshfield, with his family by his sDr. Hardacre.jpgide.


Jerry was born January 28, 1934, in Lima, Ohio to Dr. Riley and Jean (Medaris) Hardacre. Except for a few years in Farragut, Idaho during World War II, he spent all of his childhood in Wapakoneta, Ohio, a home he proudly boasted of as the home of Neil Armstrong, the Senior Patrol Leader of his Boy Scout troop. He graduated from Blume High School in Wapakoneta, Ohio in 1952.

After graduating from high school, he went to The Ohio State University, completing a B.S. in 1955, his M.D. in 1959, and served his internship and residency in the field of surgery under the renown Robert M. Zollinger, MD from 1959 to 1966. His residency was interrupted by a two year tour of duty as a General Medical Officer in the United States Air Force in Laredo, Texas from 1961 -1963.

He was united in marriage to the love of his life, Marilyn Louise Amrine on June 9, 1957. After completing his residency, they moved to Marshfield, Wisconsin in the summer of 1966. He joined The Marshfield Clinic as a General Surgeon from 1966 to 1997. He loved the daily variability of the field of general surgery but his passion was surgery of the thyroid and parathyroid glands. His fondest memories as a surgeon were the expressions of gratitude of his patients. He served on the Executive Committee of the Marshfield Clinic for 7 years. He was on the medical staff of the St. Joseph's Hospital for the same time period and was Chief of Surgery from 1968-1975 during which he oversaw the initial expansion and design of 16 operating room suites. He also was proud of serving on the Advisory Board of The National Farm Medicine Center at the Marshfield Clinic.

He held membership in many professional surgical organizations, namely Fellow of The American College of Surgeons, The American Medical Association, Wood County Medical Society, the Wisconsin Surgical Society, Midwest Surgical Association, and The Robert Zollinger-Ohio State University Surgical Society.

His passions beyond the medical field included hunting, fishing, spectator sports, and was an avid gardener from 1984 until his death. His flower gardens were included in many Central Wisconsin Garden Tours and he took pride in the Central Avenue flower garden in front of Amanda's. He volunteered his time to the Marshfield Chapter of Ducks Unlimited, serving for 20 plus years on their Board and took pleasure in soliciting vast funds from his friends and fellow Clinic employees for this cause. He also supported the Central Wisconsin Sportsman Club and the Marshfield Trap and Skeet Club. Deer hunting trips to northern Wisconsin, fly fishing in Montana, South Dakota, Michigan, Canada, Arizona, New Mexico and Wisconsin and Migratory Bird hunting in Saskatchewan (Canada), Arkansas, South Dakota and Wisconsin were among his many enjoyable vacations with his children and friends.

He proudly displayed his stock ownership in The Green Bay Packers and not too discretely professed his love for The Ohio State University and the accomplishments of its athletic programs, namely football and basketball. Clearly, Scarlet and Grey were his favorite colors as manifested by his limited wardrobe including various head gear.

Jerry is survived by his wife of 57 years, Marilyn Hardacre and children: Dr. Jerry II (Sarah) Hardacre, Racine WI, James (Terry) Hardacre, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Elizabeth (Anthony) Staskanus, West Allis, WI, and Drs. Jeffrey (Hadley Wood) Hardacre, Cleveland, OH. He is further survived by his grandchildren according to age: Jenna, Jerry III (Jay), John (Megan), Jesse, Michael, Annie, Riley, Beatrice, Jade, and Rosalie; as well as his siblings: Dr. Jon (Roberta) Hardacre and Joe (Lee Ann) Hardacre. He was also very proud of his "adopted" children, young men from Marshfield Senior High School who worked for him in his garden; Brian Krier, Pat Loshek, Jake Charron, Ross Hasserodt, Riley Hasserodt, Bryan Langreck, and Zach Stanley.

He is preceded in death by his parents Dr. Riley and Jean.

The family wishes to publicly express their love and thanks for the very close friendship of Dr./Mrs. Hong and Mei Chen and Dr. Gary Mayeux.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing to express their sympathy are encouraged to do so in Dr. Jerry M. Hardacre's name to the Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation Summer Student Research Internship Program, 1000 N Oak Ave, Marshfield, WI 54449 or the Wildwood Park Zoological Society Inc. (for the new bear pen), PO Box 523, Marshfield, WI 54449.

The family would like to sincerely express their gratitude to Drs. John Przybylinski and Gary Van Oudenhoven and their team for their compassionate care at the Marshfield Clinic and St. Joseph's Hospital as well as to the staff of Three Oaks and The Ministry Healthcare Hospice at the House of the Dove.


 

Posted on 8-Oct-14 by Pond, Deborah
Tags: Alumni Notes, Class of 1950 - 1959, Residency Notes, Obituaries
 
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