2019 Senate Joint Resolution 78
Relating to: honoring the life and public service of Representative Terry Musser.
Whereas, on November 1, 2018, Terry Musser passed away at the age of 70; and
Whereas, Musser served in the Wisconsin Assembly for 24 years from 1985 to 2009, representing the people of the 92nd Assembly District; and
Whereas, Musser was born in Black River Falls, Wisconsin, in 1947 to La Von and Millard Musser; and
Whereas, Musser attended the University of Wisconsin–La Crosse from 1973 to 1976; and
Whereas, Musser worked as a driver's license examiner and a dairy farmer; and
Whereas, during his 24 years in the Assembly, Musser served on a variety of committees, including as the chairperson for the Committee on Veterans and Military Affairs from 1995 to 2003; and
Whereas, in 1996, Musser received the Legislator of the Year award by the Vietnam Veterans of America, becoming the first state legislator to receive the award; and
Whereas, Musser was known in the legislature for his bipartisanship and for his work on veterans issues; and
Whereas, after retiring from the Assembly, Musser returned to working on his dairy farm; and
Whereas, Musser was a lifetime member of several veteran organizations, including the Vietnam Vets Chapter 3, Vietnam Veterans of America, American Legion, Disabled American Veterans, AMVETS, and Veterans of Foreign Wars; and
Whereas, Musser enjoyed spending time outdoors deer hunting, feeding and watching birds, and mowing the lawn and spending time caring for his dogs, playing sheep's head, and watching sports, especially the Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Brewers, and Wisconsin Badgers; and
Whereas, Musser and his wife of 51 years, Elaine, lived on Elaine's family farm with their family in Irving, Wisconsin, for 41 years; and
Whereas, Musser is survived by Elaine, his son, Laine, his daughter, Terilyn, his mother, La Von, five grandchildren, and one great-granddaughter; now therefore, be it
Resolved by the senate, the assembly concurring, That the members of the Wisconsin Legislature salute the life and public service of Terry Musser and mourn his passing; and, be it further
Resolved, That the senate chief clerk shall provide a copy of this joint resolution to his family.