Dean A. Emanuel, M.D., Age 92, of Marshfield passed away on Sunday, February 28, 2016 at Ministry Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield.

A Memorial Service and Celebration of Life will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 14th 2016, at Faith Lutheran Church in Marshfield WI. Pastor Gisele Berninghaus will officiate. Family and friends are invited to gather prior to the memorial from 9:00 a.m. to time of service. Following the service a luncheon will be served at Faith Lutheran Church. Interment will be on May 15th in Augusta, Wisconsin next to his parents. The honor of pallbearer's belongs to Dean's eight grandchildren.

Dean Albert Emanuel was born in Augusta, Wisconsin on March 9, 1923. He was the first born of Albert Henry Emanuel and Catherine Pittard Emanuel. Dean attended the Augusta Public Schools and graduated in 1941 as the second in his class with his best friend Charles Wells being the first. He excelled in athletics earning letters in football, basketball, baseball and track. Dean qualified for the State Track Event in the 100 and 220 yard dash. He attended Ripon College from 1941 to 1944. While attending Ripon College he enlisted in the Army in October, 1942. Dean graduated from Ripon College in absentia in 1945 with Summa Cum Laude honors. He attended the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine from 1944 to 1947 and served his internship at Kansas City General Hospital in 1947 and 1948. In 1948 to 1949, he worked as a Surgical Resident at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. During his residency he developed pulmonary tuberculosis and spent three years in Tuberculosis Sanatorium.

Upon release from the V.A. Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin in 1952, he married Lorraine Ethel Blank in a double wedding ceremony with his sister Judith Emanuel and William Young. Dean began a residency in Internal Medicine and Cardiology at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics in 1952 until 1956. He was chosen to act as Chief Resident in 1955.

Upon completion of his training, he was again called to active duty in the Army and served from 1956 to 1958. When he completed his active duty as a Major, he joined the Marshfield Clinic as their first invasive Cardiologist. Dean developed the first cardiac catheterization lab and performed the first heart catheterization in August 1958. He also served as chairman of the Internal Medicine Department and the Cardiology Department and the Executive Committee. Dean was one of the founders of the Marshfield Medical Research Foundation and served as Vice President from 1961 to 1964 and in 1967 and as President in 1965 and 1968 to 1971 for the foundation.

While in medical school, he became interested in agricultural diseases and their effects on the farming population. He applied for and received the first grant at Marshfield Clinic from the National Institutes of Health to study Farmer’s Lung Disease in 1959. Dean, Fritz Wenzel and Ben Lawton were the first to prove the cause of Farmer’s Lung Disease. During their research efforts they also re-discovered Maple Bark Disease and were able to establish the course of this illness in paper mill workers. In 1962, along with Bud Sautter, they worked with pulmonary embolism as a serious and often fatal disorder in post-operative patients. They participated in a national study of a new substance Urokinase to dissolve pulmonary blood clots. During his research work, Dr. Emanuel discovered a new pulmonary disease in the farming population that he called Pulmonary Mycotoxicosis. This name later changed to Organic Dust Toxic Syndrome.

Other grants Dr. Emanuel received were Specialized Center of Research for Pulmonary Disease from 1970 to 1978, Coronary Drug Study program and Coronary Artery Surgical Study.

Dean along with Les Leonard, Jack Hackman and Bill Allen started the Auction of Champions. The annual gala has raised more than $2 million since its inception in 1982 to support the National Farm Medicine Center, a program of Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation. He was instrumental in the development of the National Farm Medicine Center. Dr. Emanuel published over 100 research papers on pulmonary disease, pulmonary emboli and coronary artery disease.

Dr. Emanuel was invited to speak at many national and international medical meetings in Canada, England, Switzerland, Australia and New Zealand. He was a recipient of many National Institutes of Health grants for the study of Farmer’s Lung Disease, Maple Bark Disease, Pulmonary Embolism treatment with Urokinase, the coronary drug study program, Coronary Artery Surgery Program, Farm accidents and injury program. He also established the Emanuel Chair for the study of agricultural diseases and their effects on the farming population.

Dr. Emanuel received many awards and honors for his research work including the “Cow Bell” award from the American Dairy Association, the Lifetime Achievement Award from the University of Saskatchewan, the Sebold Award from the Marshfield Research Foundation, the Outstanding Volunteer award from the Wisconsin Heart Association and the Distinguished Agriculturist from the Marshfield Jaycees.

He was a member of many organizations including the American College Physician Fellow from 1962 to (present), the American Heart Association regional chairman for the North Central District and Vice President in 1973, the Wisconsin Heart Association chairman for the research committee from 1970 to 1972 and President in 1972, the National Farm Medicine research director from 1981 to 1986, the American Federation for Clinical Research from 1968 to 1996 and the Central Society Clinical Research from 1960 to 1996.

Upon his retirement, Dr. Emanuel and his wife, Lorrie, started a yearly trip to St. Lucia (Mission Hospital of St. Joseph’s Hospital, Marshfield) to see and treat the cardiology patients. They brought back a total of 18 patients for cardiac surgery and then returned them to St. Lucia.

Dr. Emanuel is survived by his wife Lorraine of 63 years and four children: Julie Emanuel of Pittsburgh, PA; Dr. Peter (Carla) Emanuel of Little Rock, AR; Lisa (Dean) Berres of Marshfield, WI and Jeff (Christine) Emanuel of Myrtle Beach, SC; his sister Judith Young of Black River Falls, WI; and Eight Grandchildren; Sarah, Jenny, Ben, Abby, Joshua, Jeremy, Calie, and Lexi.

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