Troy W. Tousey, 1963-2012
Ryan Summerlin June 8, 2012
Troy W. Tousey, 48, of Sheboygan, Wis., died Wednesday, June 6, at St. Nicholas Hospital as a result of injuries received in a bicycle-car accident in the town of Mosel, Wis.Troy was the son of Tim and Vicki Tousey and was born Sept. 24, 1963, in Alexandria, La. Troy attended BayPort High School, in Howard/Suamico, Wis., graduating in 1982. He then attended Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in economics. On Oct. 4, 1997, he was united in marriage to Marci Zink.Troy was the founder of Open Mind Studios, which he started in 1989 in Vail. In 2002, Troy and Marci moved to Sheboygan where Troy opened Open Mind Studios in Sheboygan and Marci opened the YogaLoft. Troy loved the outdoors and was an avid snowboarder when in Colorado. His summers were spent putting thousands of miles on his bicycle. He was a bicycle trainer for Maywood Environmental Park and most Wednesdays and Saturdays he could be found riding with his friends here in Sheboygan. Troy and his family had recently returned from their dream vacation where they visited France, Belgium, Holland and Spain. Troy enjoyed taking his son Tate to Packers games. On a summer evening, Troy enjoyed hosting house concerts in his backyard surrounded by his Michigan Avenue friends and neighbors. He took great pride in cheering on his twins at their first triathalon. Troy was vice president of the etude Group Governing Board, which is part of the Sheboygan Area School District.He is survived by his wife Marci; his 11-year-old twins Hannah and Tate; his parents, Tim and Vicki Tousey of Green Bay; his siblings Tim and Tommy Tousey, Tina (Eric) Gassman; his grandmother Rosemary Tousey; his uncles, Vance (Pam) Verbrick and Richard (Linda) Tousey; his aunts, Gloria (Robert) Verkuilen, Arda (Robert) Smith and Joan Verbrick; his nephews, Tanner and Trevin Tousey and Barrett Gassman; his Godmother Jolayne (Ron) Vanlankveldt; his local in-laws Grace (John) Lover and Katharine Richards; many cousins, other relatives and many friends. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, two uncles and one brother-in-law.Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 310 Bluff Ave. The Rev. James and the Rev. Julia Hollister will be co-officiating. Relatives and friends are welcome at the church on Saturday 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and again on Sunday from noon until the time of service.A memorial fund has been established in his name.Condolences may be emailed to the family at email@example.com. The family wants to extend a special thanks to all of our friends who have helped us during this time.