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Madison Eileen Feldman

March 19, 1999 ~ October 1, 2021 (age 22)

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Madison Eileen Feldman (Rachow), 22, of Houghton Lake, passed away on Friday October 1, 2021, with her husband Jerrod Rachow at her side at MidMichigan Medical Center, West Branch.

Madison was born on March 19, 1999, in Grayling, Michigan to David and Sarepta (Small) Feldman. She grew up in the Houghton Lake area where she attended Houghton Lake Community Schools as well as Skeels Christian School. Madison’s goal was to pursue an occupation in dentistry and had finished one semester of college toward this degree.  On August 25, 2021, at the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor, Madison was married to Jerrod Rachow on campus with immediate family and her personal nursing staff present. 


Madison was a true spark of life and passionate to try anything new.  She was a first chair saxophone player in Houghton Lake Community High School Band.  She played piano, guitar, and ukulele.  She was passionate for animals and nature.  One of her greatest passions was rehabilitating ill and injured animals when they crossed her path.  To her delight, she even had an opportunity on a couple of occasions to help at the A.R.K.   Every animal or pet that mom and Dad would say “yes” to became her very own. She had recently begun learning photography, purchasing her own camera and offering free pictures to close friends for practice.  She enjoyed a challenge to the point of repairing a hot tub for her father (replaced the motor) and built both parents a picnic table from scratch this summer prior to her death.  Nothing was too tough for her to tackle.  Other passions included but were not limited to ballooning, (even a Harley motorcycle), drawing, sculpting, skate boarding, rock painting, and 4-wheeling.  


Surviving Madison are her loving husband Jerrod Rachow of Saginaw; mother, Sarepta Feldman of Houghton Lake; father, David Feldman of St, Helen; two sisters, Brooke Feldman of Grayling, and Abigail Feldman of Houghton Lake and St. Helen; maternal grandfather, Terry Small of Curran; maternal great grandmother, Maxine Small of Curran; paternal grandmother, Judy (Alex) Nagy of Howell; adoptive grandfather, Keith Feldman of St. Helen; paternal grandfather, Dave (Karin) Verseput of Brighton; numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.  


Even with all of Madison’s life and health struggles, she always tried to help or make everyone else smile.

Memorial Services for Madison Eileen Feldman will be conducted at Neighborhood Christian Holiness Church, 4810 S. Towerhill Road, Houghton Lake with Pastor Mary Good officiating.  Services will be held Sunday, October 10th.  Visitation from 1-3 p.m.  Services will be held at 3 p.m. with a luncheon to follow.  Christler Funeral Home, Houghton Lake Chapel is serving the family. Condolences can be sent to the family online at

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Funeral Service
October 10, 2021

3:00 PM
Neighborhood Christian Holiness Church (S. Towerhill Road, Houghton Lake)

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