Jack Strong, M.D.

Jack Strong, M.D., formerly of Mauston, died Tuesday, April 20, 2010, Fond du Lac.

He was born on Nov. 29, 1928, in Aurora, Ill., the son of Ellsworth and Florence Townsend Strong.

Jack graduated from East Aurora High School in 1946. His premedical education was at Aurora University. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in 1953. He married Helen Burlingham on June 20, 1953 at Waukesha. His post graduate internship was at Sacramento County Hospital, Calif. 1953-1954. He was inducted into the United States Army Medical Corps in 1955 and was discharged as captain after serving as battalion physician in Bordeaux, France. He then pursued general practice training in Macon, Ga., prior to initiating his medical practice in Mauston in 1958.

During his career, he served as president of the Juneau County Medical Society, chief of staff of Hess Memorial Hospital in Mauston, and president of the Wisconsin Academy of Family Physicians. He also served as president of both the Mauston School Board and Mauston Public Library Board of Trustees. Additionally, he served on the Human Services Board of Juneau County, and was appointed by Gov. Thompson to the Board of Governors of the State Insurance Commission.

Prior to and after retiring in 1986, he was assistant clinical professor for the University of Wisconsin Medical School. He enjoyed outdoor activities, particularly hiking and fishing.

In addition to his former wife, Helen, he is survived by four sons, Jeffrey (Susan) Strong of Fond du Lac, Kent (Rebecca) Strong of Burlington, Craig (Jodi) Strong of Matthews, N.C., and Richard Strong of Milwaukee; two daughters, Kathleen (Robert) Van Eerden and Janet (Mark) Scharenbrock, both of West Bend; and 13 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Virginia Dewig, and a brother, Earle Strong.

He requested his body be donated to the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Memorials may be given in his name to the Mile Bluff Medical Center Foundation, 1050 Division St., Mauston, WI 53948.

A private memorial service is planned by his family.