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Terry, Michael R.

Michael R. Terry age 73, of Nekoosa, died Saturday, June 17, 2017 at his residence.

A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Riverside Park in Nekoosa. The family will greet relatives and friends at the park on Tuesday, July 11 from 12 noon until 2:00 PM. Chaplain Dave Baker will officiate. Military rites will be provided by Wisconsin Rapids VFW Post 2534. Burial will be at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA. Online condolences may be expressed at ritchayfuneralhome.com.

Michael was born February 15, 1944 in Kenton, OH to William and Ruth (Nichols) Terry. He married Echo Anderson on June 1, 1974 at the post chapel in Fort Sheridan, IL. Michael served 25 years in the US Army, retiring August 1, 1986 as a Supply Sargent. During his time in the military, Michael served 3 tours in Vietnam and other duty stations worldwide.

Michael enjoyed collecting army memorabilia. He loved traveling, bowling and playing poker. He also served as an umpire in softball for eight years.

He is survived by his wife Echo Terry of Nekoosa; three sons, Christopher Terry, Wayne (Heather) Terry, and James (Michelle) Terry all of Nekoosa; three daughters, Michelle (Paul) Doris of Moncks Corner, SC, Lisa (Phillip) Darnell of Lexington, SC, and Dawn Marie (Jamy) Cote of Ladson, SC; 15 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; two sisters, Mary Keene of Kenton, OH and Judy Crowe of Dunkirk, OH; and brother in-law and best friend, Ray (Sherri Jo) Lucas of Nekoosa.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Thomas Terry, and infant son David Terry.

The Terry family would like to thank Dr. Ridhwi Mukerji and the staff of Aspirus Riverview Hospital for their care and honesty, Bee Wilson RN and staff of Ministry Home Care Hospice for the care given to Michael and the Nekoosa Police Dept. and Ambulance for their outstanding service.
Published in Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune on June 22, 2017
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