I want to add my thoughts about Ted Wing. While I did not know Ted as well or for as long as many of you did, every time I would see Ted he took time to listen and then share his thoughts. I will always remember Ted's measured responses to every situation, and know that his integrity and trust in others was very important to the success of C-K today.
As a member of Lumen Christi parish in Mequon, the congregation had a nice prayer for Ted before Mass this morning. A good man.
When he was in the office a year ago he seemed to so enjoy the visit. What a wonderful man.
Bob, Betsy and I had lunch with him about a year ago. Frail, but as charming, witty and kind as ever. He was truly a class act that was genuine from the heart. There are so few people like that. One could and would trust them with just about anything. And many of us owe him more than we want to admit. He will be very much missed and very much remembered.
At the end of lengthy internal meeting, Ted had the marvelous ability to recap the entire discussion, weigh alternative courses of action and assign tasks. He would accomplish this in about one minute never referring to notes. Then without further ado, he would march out of the conference room.
Ted Wing was one of the finest people I have ever known, had the privilege of working with and considered a friend. The world would be a better place with more people like Ted Wing. He will be missed.
Mr. Wing as he was known to me during the 80's at C-K - hands down one of the nicest men I think I ever met. Always a warm sincere greeting & how he loved his golf. C-K had summer hours in those days - if the weather stayed warm after Memorial Day - Ted was happy to extend the "summer" hours a week at a time to stay on the course & allow all of us to enjoy the wonderful Wisconsin summer with Friday afternoons off. He knew how to treat employees & clients alike - he was a gem & I feel honored to have known him & worked with him & for him!
My favorite memory of Ted was the time that he shook my hand and said "when you shake this hand you don't heed a lawyer". Not many like him any more. Rolf Normann
When Paul and I moved from Chicago to Milwaukee in 1984, all I could think about was what we were leaving behind. Ted, then chairman of the Board of Trustees at Cardinal Stritch College and despite having known me only through my annual appearances at the C-K Christmas party, suggested that I apply to teach at Stritch. Thus began a 22-year career as an adjunct professor of English, all thanks to Ted's unfailing generosity. If only all communities had such leaders.
Bill,Richard & Stan,
Pam and I would like to extend our sincere condolences to all of you. Ted was well liked by the Powers family and always added cheer to our family gatherings. May he rest in peace!