Obituary: Gordon Terryn, 83, of Scottville.

August 27, 2020

Gordon Terryn

Obituary: Gordon Terryn, 83, of Scottville.

Gordon Richard Terryn, 83, of Scottville, passed away on August 25, 2020.  

Gordon was born on December 1, 1936 in Mason County, the son of Charles and Vivian (O’Brien) Terryn.  After graduating from Scottville High School in 1955, he joined the workforce and spent the next 40 years working for Harbison-Walker Refractories in Ludington.  On October 18, 1958, he married the love of his life, Donna Lauber.

Gordon enjoyed rabbit hunting and working with his mules.  His travels took him to every state in the United States except for Hawaii.  Gordon had a kind heart and a was a good provider for his family.  He was friendly to all and could captivate a crowd with his often exaggerated storytelling.  There was never a dull moment with him.

Gordon was survived by his wife of 61 years, Donna Terryn; children, Ken Terryn, Karen Blazo, and Susan (Rick) Deering; grandchildren, Kendra (Aric) Descamps, Anthony Blazo, Rebecca (Malcolm) Sibole, Spencer Deering, Alexandria (Travis) Miedema, and Morgan Slocum; 4 great grandchildren; sister, Beatrice Hipley; and many nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, Gordon was preceded in death by his siblings, Ann Louise Stewart, Robert Terryn, and Willis Terryn; daughter-in-law, Nancy Terryn; son-in-law, Howard Blazo; and siblings-in-law, Jack Lauber Jr., Anna Smith, and Mike Lauber.

There are no services planned at this time.  Gordon will be laid to rest at North Weare Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Ludington Area Catholic Education Foundation.

Arrangements were entrusted to Oak Grove Funeral Home of Ludington, www.OakGroveLudington.com. 

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