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“If more priests were like Fr. Doug the Catholic Churches would be overflowing. When I was in Fr Doug's presence I new God loved me and forgave me...Read More »
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“We belong to St. Bernard's Parish and enjoyed Msgr. Dushack sermons. Our family will forever be grateful to Monsignor Dushack. With his gentle...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: marilyn Sincaban - Brookfield, WI

“Loving care is extended to you, Doug"s family and friends...Doug and I served together years ago on the priest personnel board...He brought wisdom...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Fr Thomas Doheny

“We were parishioners at St Albert's when Msgr Dushack came to us. We have been SO blessed by his saintliness and wonderful sermons. We are out of...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Lorette & Bill Wambach - WI

“Father Doug was an inspiration and a true son of Christ. You will be missed ”
5 of 10 | Posted by: Kathy Nelson - coworker

“Fr. Dushack served at St. Henry's Catholic Church in Watertown, WI when I was in grade school in the early to mid 80s. I have fond memories of him...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Edward Calado - Madison, WI

“Sincere sympathy to the family and friends of Father Dushack. I remember him from when we were children, church services, holy communions, baptisms,...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Deborah Renz-Simon - WI

“I am so sorry and so sad. He was a wonderful wonderful person. He helped me a lot through my life partner Terry Lynch's death. he performed the...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Leah Rae Fischer - Marshall, WI

“Dennis & Dushack Family,I want to express my sympathy & prayers in the loss of your brother Fr Doug. I had the privilege to work with him at St...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Mary Holewinski - Naples, FL

“Monsignor Doug was my priest for several years & performed my marriage ceremony & my fathers funeral. He was such a kind & soft spoken man. His...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Joe Scalissi - Monona, WI


Reverend Monsignor Douglas Dushack entered eternal life on Friday, March 15, 2019 at the age of 73, at Agrace Hospice in Fitchburg. He was born on December 21, 1945 in Madison.
After attending Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary Parish Grade School in Sun Prairie, Msgr. Dushack continued his high school education at Sun Prairie Public High School. He started his collegiate studies at Queen of Apostles Seminary, Madison, continued at Holy Name Seminary, Madison, and finished his collegiate studies with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy at St. Francis Major Seminary, St. Francis. Msgr. Dushack studied theology at St. Francis Major Seminary, St. Francis, and was ordained to the priesthood by Most Reverend Cletus F. O'Donnell, Bishop of Madison, on May 12, 1972 at St. Raphael Cathedral, Madison.
Msgr. Dushack began serving in the Diocese of Madison as a Parochial Vicar at Sacred Hearts Parish, Reedsburg; St. Raphael Cathedral Parish, Madison; St. Henry Parish, Watertown; and St. Stanislaus Parish, Berlin. He was the Parochial Administrator of St. Joseph Parish, Berlin, and St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, Madison. Msgr. Dushack was Pastor of St. Michael Parish, Berlin; St. James Parish, Madison; and St. Bernard Parish, Middleton, from which he retired in 2015. During his years of service to the Diocese of Madison, Msgr. Dushack served as a Chaplain to the Madison Serra Club; Liaison with the Diocesan Charismatic Groups; a Member of the Conciliation and Arbitration Board, Presbyteral Council, Priest Personnel Board; and lastly, as Vicar for Priests. He is survived by his brothers Richard (Dorothy), James, and Dennis; sisters Ruth (Orville) Frank, Judy Volkmann, Linda Gladem, and Donna (Dan) Wells; brother-in-law Ernest Johnson and sisters-in-law, Janet and JoAnn Dushack and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by his parents, Glen and Edith (Smyth) Dushack, infant brother Donald; sister Shirley Johnson; brothers Gary and David; sisters-in-law Linda, Agnes and Brenda Dushack; and brothers in-law, David Gladem and Russ Volkmann.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Albert the Great Catholic Church, 2420 St. Albert Drive in Sun Prairie, on Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 11:00 am. The Reverend Monsignor James Bartylla, Diocesan Administrator of the Diocese of Madison, will celebrate the Holy Mass, with Reverend Monsignor Donald J. Heiar, Jr., Pastor, St. Albert the Great Parish, as homilist. Visitation at St. Albert the Great Catholic Church will be held on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m, and on Thursday, March 21, 2019 from 9:30 am until the start of the Holy Mass. Burial will take place at Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary Parish Cemetery, Sun Prairie. A funeral luncheon will take place in the St. Albert the Great Catholic Church Hall after the burial. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the St. Raphael Society Clergy Retirement Fund, Diocese of Madison, Madison, WI.

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