Everett “Buzz” Madson, M.D.

Everett “Buzz” Madson, M.D.

79 years — June 5, 2023

EVERETT “BUZZ” MADSON, M.D. was born in Omaha May 8, 1944. He attended Benson High where he was on the football team and class president. He then attended UNL where he again excelled, Phi Beta Kappa, Innocents honorary and elected Outstanding Collegiate Man. Buzz married his high school (or before!) sweetheart Priscilla “Percy” Wood, moved to Cleveland for med school at Case Western Reserve University and then to an ophthalmology residency in Iowa City, returning to Omaha and a career at Midwest Eye, specializing in retina. He is totally proud of his six extraordinary children, Brandon Madson, M.D. (Natalie), Courtney Hellman, M.D. (Jason), Lindsey Semrad, Pharm.D. (Scott), Justin Madson, M.D. (Heather), Christian Madson (Jamie) and Brittany Dabestani (Javid), and sixteen beloved grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister Carol Russell (Rick) and Percy’s eight siblings.

Buzz was even tempered, a world traveler and hunter, a reader, hard worker and treasured by all who knew him. He proudly served as a Captain in the Army Reserve Medical Corps.

Family will receive friends Sunday, June 11, 2023, from 3–5PM at West Center Chapel
Funeral: Monday, June 12, 2023, 11:30AM at West Center Chapel
Private Interment: Forest Lawn
In lieu of flowers: UNMC Low Vision Clinic Excellence Fund, https://secure.nufoundation.org/give?fundid=01079590 or to the Nebraska Game & Parks Conservation Fund, https://outdoornebraska.gov/about/give-back/help-wildlife/wildlife-conservation-fund/


  • Claudia pesquera Posted June 8, 2023 3:27 pm

    un abrazo a toda su familia

  • Jose Luis Fadanelli H. Posted June 8, 2023 4:31 pm

    Nueztro mas sentido pésame a toda la Querida Familia Madson, que Dios les de una pronta resignacion.

  • Dr. Wm Schlichtemeier Posted June 8, 2023 7:56 pm

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Hope that the happy times will balance out.

  • John Filkins Posted June 8, 2023 9:26 pm

    Dr. Jack Filkins, his family and loyal caregivers extend the most heartfelt condolences to the extraordinary Madson family. We honor Buzz for a life well lived as a respected neighbor, partner and leader in ophthalmology with Drs Filkins, Meissner and Madson which has become Midwest Eye Care, a regional leader in eye care since 1952.
    Jack, Cathy, Nancy, John and loyal office alums: Marilyn, Linda, Sue and Dick

  • Rosemary Murphy Lane Posted June 9, 2023 7:59 am

    Dear Percy and Family, I was so sad to hear about Buzz’s passing. As a fellow classmate, I have appreciated what a wonderful person he has always been, not only at Benson but throughout his life. He, and you, have always supported our class all these years, and I truly appreciate what you both have done for us. He will truly be missed by not just me, but by us all.
    Rosemary Murphy Lane, Class of 1962

  • Edward Quinn Posted June 9, 2023 8:56 am

    Dr. Madson was an outstanding healer. I was blessed to receive his care through out my life and am able to see this and write this due to his mindful attention.. He made the world a better place. I am sorry he went so soon, but left you, his family, as an outstanding legacy. I send my condolences to you.

  • Paul William Critchlow Posted June 10, 2023 1:33 pm

    Buzz was one of the few upperclassmen I idolized after coming to Benson in 1960. Tremendously accomplished, personable, athletic, and accessible to those coming up after him. I followed his illustrious career through the years and he lived the life of service for which he was destined. Consolences to Percy and the entire family. Sincerely, Paul Critchlow

  • Jack Alexander Posted June 10, 2023 4:05 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with the Madson family.
    Dr. Madson was a kind & very well respected physician.
    He will be deeply missed.

  • Judy Flanagan Posted June 10, 2023 4:30 pm

    Extending my deepest sympathies to the Madson family.
    He was a great man & physician. He will be dearly missed.

  • Shari Alexander Posted June 10, 2023 5:18 pm

    To the Madson Family, You have my deepest condolences for the loss of an extraordinary physician & well respected man. May your precious memories give you comfort & strength during this time of sadness..
    Dr. Madson, thank you for taking good care of my eyes and my dad’s eyes.
    You will be missed by me & many others that you have cared for. Rest in Peace..

  • Vic Scheer Posted June 11, 2023 7:54 am

    Always a nice guy! I’ve had the chance to be on. a few adventures with him, and the opportunity to provide some anesthesia for him. His skills and dedication to his patients were always foremost. RIP Buzz.

  • christopher blodi Posted July 5, 2023 6:25 am

    I only learned of Buzz’s death on July 4. I first met Buzz in 1974, in Iowa City, I was a senior in college and housesat for the Madson’s while Buzz did a several month eye rotation in Phoenix. We would talk from time to time through the years and most recently even more so while I worked in Omaha. Buzz had some great stories about high school football but most importantly I learned more and more about his kindness to others, his devotion to his family and his patients and his always-pleasant demeanor. Patti and I send our condolences to the entire Madson family.

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