Terrence Allen (Terry) Hicks, age 71, passed away peacefully at his New Glarus home, surrounded by his loving family on February 20, 2014.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Louise, his daughters, Terrijo Hicks of Fort Atkinson, WI and Traci (Kurt) Argue of Jefferson, WI; grandsons, Kyle Argue of Madison, WI and Kavan Argue of Charleston, SC; granddaughters, Samantha Brende of Whitewater, WI and Katrina Stark of Fort Atkinson, WI.
He is also survived by 2 sisters, Francine (Dallas) Hare of Ashland, WI, Wendy (Ron) Schutte of St. Paul, MN, and 2 brothers Rolland (Pam) Hicks of Eau Claire, WI and Time (Cheryl) Hicks of Ashland, WI; and 3 aunts, Marge Johnson of Iron River, WI, Clarice (Vince) Totka of Cudahy, WI and Dorothy Conrad of Crystal Lake, IL, and many cousins, nieces, and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Francis & Helen (Moran) Hicks.
Terry was born in Superior, WI on April 28, 1942. He graduated from Ashland High School in 1960, married his high school sweetheart, Louise Johnson on December 1, 1962, earned a BS Degree in Biology and Geography from Northland College, Ashland in 1966, and a Master of Environmental Studies Degree from Andrew Jackson University, Birmingham, AL in 1996.
Terry enjoyed a 30 year career as a high school teacher, spending 26 of those years at New Glarus High School where he also coached baseball. Terry will be remembered for his quick wit and teasing way.
He especially enjoyed spending time with his family and friends bot at his home in New Glarus and his cabin in northern Wisconsin. He was an avid golfer who also enjoyed woodworking, collecting pens, working crosswords, and watching English comedies and detective series on PBS.
Friends will be received at the Zentner-Beal Funeral Home, 29 Sixth Ave., New Glarus, WI on Saturday, March 1, 2014 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
A private family memorial service will be held at a later date in Ashland. Memorials of remembrance may be made to Monroe Clinic Hospice, Monroe, WI or Doctors Without Borders, 333 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10001 or www.doctorswithoutborders.org.
The family wished to thank the Monroe Clinic Hospice staff for their compassionate care.