Terry Wayne Ewing

Terry Wayne Ewing

Richland Center, Richland County, Wisconsin, USA
Death 17 May 2014 (aged 60)
Fitchburg, Dane County, Wisconsin, USA
Burial Middleton, Dane County, Wisconsin, USA
Memorial ID 130359927 · View Source
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FITCHBURG-Terry Wayne Ewing was born into eternal life early Saturday morning, May 17th, following a valiant fight with glioblastoma multiforme, his wife by his side at Agrace HospiceCare.

Terry was born August 16, 1953 in Richland Center, WI, to Bernie and Martha (Benson) Ewing. In 1960, he moved with his family to Lone Rock. Terry graduated from River Valley High School in Spring Green in 1971. Prior to becoming a police officer for Richland Center, Terry worked on a construction crew for Wick Homes. Terry left the police department in 1979 to work for the Department of Motor Vehicles. Yes, he began his career with the DMV working at the counter and as an examiner. Throughout his DMV career, he had several promotions his last was Bureau of Field Services Technical and Training Section Chief. He worked on many significant projects and legislative changes that impacted the DVM, including: REAL ID; Registration Redesign; and Bureau restructuring. Terry played an integral role in the revision of a number of administrative rules during his tenure, and assisted in the development of legislative changes required to execute various programs. Terry was closely involved in the implementation of the Legal Presence requirements in Wisconsin. He was also the key liaison between BFS and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration as it concerned DMV's Commercial Drivers' License program.

Terry spent hundreds of hours volunteering, using his building skills for Habitat for Humanity. As a member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Middleton, he coordinated and inspired others to participate in Habitat builds, including his future wife. Terry loved baseball/softball and played on several highly competitive teams, including the "Warriors", a state and central division champion. He pretended to be a St. Louis Cardinal's fan, while all along was a Brewers' enthusiast. Terry was also drawn to body building and participated in a Mr. Madison competition. His true passion, however, was his family and their well being.

Terry is survived by his wife Karen; son Ryan (Tracey Leistico) Ewing; Step-Children Allyson and Nicholas Keller; Granddaughters Kaitlynn and Kelsey Neuman, parents Bernie and Martha (Benson) Ewing; sister Donna (Art) Mulholland; Nieces Stephanie Raemisch (Frank) and Melissa Orme; Brother and Sister-in-Law John and Jodi Gray; God Son Bryce Gray; great-nieces and nephews; his in-laws, Gene (Marge) Gray;as well as many cousins, aunts and uncles. Terry was preceded in death by his infant daughter, Nicole Irene Ewing.

The family would like to send a special heart-felt thanks to Dr. Michael Frontiera, Debbie, Rose and staff, as well as Agrace HospiceCare, for providing exceptional, compassionate care to Terry and also to the Rev. Roger Eigenfeld and the Rev. Heather Lampert for their spiritual words and support.

Funeral services will be held at ST. LUKE'S LUTHERAN CHRUCH, 7337 Hubbard Ave., Middleton at 3:30 PM on Saturday, May 31, 2014, with the Reverend Heather Lampert presiding. Burial will be in St. Luke's Cemetery, Middleton. Visitation will be held at GUNDERSON WEST FUNERAL & CREMATION CARE, 7435 University Ave., Middleton from 4:30 PM until 7:30 PM on Friday, May 30, 2014 and also on Saturday at the church from 2:30 PM until the time of the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to St. Luke's Lutheran Church – Kentucky Youth Mission Trip, a stepping stone for Habitat for Humanity.

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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Terry Wayne Ewing (16 Aug 1953–17 May 2014), Find a Grave Memorial no. 130359927, citing Saint Lukes Lutheran Cemetery, Middleton, Dane County, Wisconsin, USA ; Maintained by Michael Rewey (contributor 47999945) .