2009 Assembly Joint Resolution 79
ENROLLED JOINT RESOLUTION
Relating to: honoring the life of Terry Wise.
Whereas, Terry Wise was born June 6, 1949, in Joliet, Illinois, the son of Thomas and Evelyn (Webb) Wise, and passed away unexpectedly at the age of 60 on August 30, 2009; and
Whereas, Terry married his loving wife, Deanna "Dee," in Baraboo in 1969; and
Whereas, Terry and Dee had three sons, Thomas, Michael, and Joshua; and
Whereas, Terry dedicated his life to helping others with his career as director of the Baraboo Ambulance Service; and
Whereas, Terry was an active and proud member of several organizations dedicated to improving EMS, including: the Professional Ambulance Association of Wisconsin, the South Central Regional Trauma Advisory Council, the Wisconsin EMS Association, the Local Emergency Planning Committee, and the Sauk County Emergency Management Team; and
Whereas, Terry also dedicated his time as a CPR instructor for over 20 years, was a WIAA official, and was involved in local service organizations; and
Whereas, Terry is survived by his wife, Deanna "Dee" Wise of Baraboo; three sons, Thomas J. (Angelia) Wise III of Hammond, Michael Wise of Evanston, Ill., and Joshua Wise of Baraboo; four grandchildren, Samantha, Daniel, Emily, and Lela Marie; three stepgrandchildren, Tony, Steven, and Amy; three brothers, Thomas (Kathy) Wise, Tim (Barb) Wise, and George (Jeannine) Wise; two sisters, Maureen (Jake) Blaylock, and Margaret Mary (Don) Gray; and other relatives and many friends all of whom he loved dearly; and
Whereas, Terry was a compassionate, likable person who brought great humor and knowledge to everyone he met; and
Whereas, Terry was laid to rest on September 4, 2009; and
Whereas, Terry dedicated his life to public service by helping others and will be sorely missed; now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the assembly, the senate concurring, That the members of the Wisconsin state legislature hereby remember Terry Wise for his exemplary life, express their sorrow at his death, and extend their sincere condolences to his family, friends, and colleagues; and, be it further
Resolved, That the assembly chief clerk shall transmit a copy of this joint resolution to Terry's wife, Deanna Wise, and his children, Thomas, Michael, and Joshua.