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Terry L. Burrington

September 27, 1943 ~ January 23, 2018 (age 74)

Terry died Tuesday, January 23, at Agrace Hospice in Janesville where he had been admitted on Monday.  He was born in Janesville on September 27, 1943 to Wesley and MaryAnn (Abb) Burrington.  After graduation from Janesville High School in 1961, he joined the Coast Guard.  He spent most of his time on the Great Lakes on the ice breaker Mackinaw.  He was selected for public relations duty at the Coast Guard exhibit at the 1965 Worlds Fair in New York.

After the service he had a variety of jobs before following his passion as a radio announcer for WCLO in Janesville.  He married Delores on July 24, 1971.  They moved to Prairie du Chien in 1976 where Terry became the marketing officer for Prairie City Bank.  In 1981 he started his marketing and consulting business, Financial Marketing Corporation, and continued that to the present.  He was diagnosed three years ago with melanoma which claimed his body but not his spirit.

He is survived by his wife, Delores.  He is further survived by his brother, Kerry (Jan Uncapher) of Sebring, Florida; his sister, Christie (Steve) Easton of Jacksonville, Florida;  his uncle, Meredith (Charlotte) Burrington of Edgerton, nephews Alex Zey of Florida and Kelly Burrington of Indiana and a great group of cousins.  He was predeceased by his parents, grandparents, mother and father in law, Jim and Ann Dirkse and his sister in law, Mary Dirkse.

Thanks to Dr. O’Maher and the entire oncology staff at SSM Health in Janesville; Dr. Auchter and the radiation staff at SSM Health; the Agrace Hospice staff particularly Sandy and Karen; Attorney Douglas Ley and his staff were a joy to work with and were always helpful.  Thanks also to the “coffee crew” at CJ’s; Janet and Carroll Paulson, Ann and Pete Ewing, Diana and Bill Thomas, Rita and Paul Oehrke, Peggy and Scott Sklenar and  Bonnie and Joe Sadkowski.

At Terry’s request there will be no services.  Instead remember times you shared and celebrate your own life, family and friends.

 

“Rave On”

Buddy Holly

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