Obituary of Terry Morrison
Terry Morrison, 60, passed away peacefully in her home in Pleasant Prairie, WI in the early hours of Saturday, August 25, 2018. Born on March 28, 1958 in Joliet, IL, Terry lived life with kindness at her core.
Terry is survived by her husband Michael Damko of Pleasant Prairie, WI, her sister, Wendy Workun of Laughlin, NV, and her Aunt Helen Workun of San Clementi, CA; her children: Max Morrison and his fiancé Haylie Cooper of Chicago, IL, Alex Morrison and his girlfriend Erin Levine of Los Angeles, CA, Eric Damko of Milwaukee, WI, Adam Damko of Milwaukee, WI, and Kristin Damko of Milwaukee, WI, Sue Damko of Caledonia, WI; her 4 grandchildren: Wesley Morrison (Max and Haylie), Mikaela Damko, Lexi Damko and Collette Damko (Eric and Sue); her nephew Scott Nelson and his wife Jill Nelson and their son Leo Nelson. Terry is also survived by friends and students throughout Illinois and Wisconsin.
The world lost a great light with Terry’s passing. She radiated with kindness, joy and love. In addition to raising Max and Alex, she always welcomed friends into her home, providing a safe space for anyone who needed or wanted one. A hot meal was always available at Terry’s table, along with a hug and a kiss. She was always available to listen and talk in good times and in bad. Everyone always felt a strong sense of love and comfort after spending any amount of time with Terry.
Terry’s struggle with cancer was not easy, and as Terry’s life reached the end, the struggle got more difficult. This was an undeserved struggle, but Terry’s strength and love never wavered. Even amid her own battle with cancer, she continued to take care of the ones she loved to the best of her ability. Her love, kindness and care will live on in their world through her loved ones, and the many people she connected with throughout her life.
Terry spent a majority of her professional life working in the field of Marketing. She graduated from the University of Illinois in Chicago, IL with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and Business. She later received her Master of Science in Integrated Marketing Communications from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. She also become a Certified Associate Project Manager from the Northwestern University School of Continuing Education. Terry began her career in multiple high achieving marketing positions at various companies around Chicago, IL. She then opened her own marketing consulting business, Zapmore Consulting, that she ran out of her home in Wadsworth, WI for many years. She moved onto management positions at W.W. Grainger Inc in Lake Forest, IL and CNH Industrial Capital in Racine, WI. Terry finished off her outstanding marketing career by becoming an Adjunct Professor of Integrated Marketing Communications at Carthage College in Kenosha, WI. She remained in this position until her passing, and she loved teaching and her students. Watching her students learn and grow brought her much joy, and she was thrilled to be able to pass on her years of knowledge and experience.
Terry grew up in Carbondale, IL and later moved to Chicago, IL. She raised 2 sons, Max and Alex, in Lincolnwood, IL, and once she met Mike Damko, and Max and Alex moved onto college, Terry moved in with Mike in Wadsworth, IL where they lived happily for many years hosting various family events for holidays for all of their children and grandchildren. Later, Terry and Mike decided to move to Pleasant Prairie, WI.
Terry was preceded in death by her parents Evelyn Mae Baldwin and Arthur Eugene Workun, her Uncle Eugene Workun husband to Aunt Helen, Ivan and Velma Baldwin Terry’s maternal grandparents, Marie and Fred Workun Terry’s paternal grandparents.
There will be a Visitation for friends and family to come pay their respects followed by a Memorial Service in honor of Terry at Congdon Funeral Home in Zion, IL. The Visitation will take place on Thursday, August 30, 2018 from 4pm-7pm and the Memorial Service will directly follow starting at 7pm. Any words of condolence can be sent to the family care of Congdon Funeral Home 3012 Sheridan Road, Zion, IL 60099.
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