Michael Min Woo Tews, 28
Feb. 5, 1989 — Nov. 25, 2017
Michael (Mike) Min Woo Tews passed away Nov. 25, 2017, at the age of 28
at Froedtert, Milwaukee. Mike is the son of Roger and Lynne (Goese) Tews
of Cedarburg. He was born Feb. 5, 1989, in Seoul, Korea. He arrived from
Seoul on Aug. 9, 1989, to become part of the Tews’ family and was later
adopted by his parents.
Mike graduated from Kettle Moraine Lutheran High
School in Jackson in 2007. He earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism
at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2012. We would like to thank
his fraternity, Theta Delta Chi, for their support and friendship to
Mike and for building a ramp so he could attend the functions at the
Mike is survived by his parents; siblings, Michelle (Andrew) Korolewski
and Justin Tews; two nephews, Cameron and Sawyer from West Bend; and
special friend, Samantha Raddle.
Mike was preceded in death by his grandparents, Harry and Selma Tews,
and David and Thelma Goese; and cousins, Jon Vertz and Nathan Diener.
Mike also lost many great friends who suffered from Muscular Dystrophy,
as he did.
He served as the Local MDA Goodwill Ambassador during 2005 and 2006. A
special quote by Mike: “If not for MDA, I would not have met my ‘best’
friends, many who have gone before me.” These dear friends are mourning
the loss of Mike and we thank these friends and caregivers from the
bottom of our hearts for the love and kindness that they have extended
to Mike. He will be with you at camp next year in spirit. Mike loved
sports, which expressed itself in his pursuit of a journalism degree and
his subsequent sports writing. He did a sports internship at CBS 58 in
2009, wrote for The Daily Cardinal (UW-Madison), Campus Pressbox and
other online sports magazines.
Mike’s family would like to thank the firefighters from the Jackson and
West Bend Fire Departments for all their help.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at David
Star Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2740 David’s Star Drive, Jackson, WI.
Family will receive friends at the church Saturday from 12:30-2:45 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the
Muscular Dystrophy Association or David’s Star Lutheran Church. Online
Condolences may be sent to the Tews Family by visiting
www.muellerfuneralhome.com. Mueller Funeral Home of Cedarburg is
assisting the family.