OBITUARY

Gordon Lee Terwilliger

December 2, 1948January 1, 2019
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Gordon Lee Terwilliger, age 70, passed away Tuesday, January 1, 2019. He was born December 2, 1948, the son of Max and Isidra (Mendoza) Terwilliger. Surviving are his wife of 25 years, Margaret; daughter, Annie (P.J.) Terwilliger; son, Troy (Erica) Terwilliger; stepchildren, Bob (Luna) Brondage, Matthew (Kelly) Stornant and Stephen Stornant; fifteen grandchildren; brother, Max (Petra) Terwilliger; sisters, Mary (Martin) Cobb and Virginia (Larry) Kleiver; half brother, Fil Mendoza; numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, and extended family.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Glenna Terwilliger. Gordon retired from General Motors after twenty-nine years of service. Following his retirement he worked as a maintenance man for St. James Church in Mason, where he was active as a greeter and usher. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, where he was a third degree knight. Gordon loved helping others, especially anyone who needed help with car repairs. When he could no longer work on cars, Gordon enjoyed canning.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated by The Rev. Kusi Cobona at 11:00 am on Saturday, January 12, 2019, at St. James Church, 1010 S. Lansing St., Mason. The family will receive friends at the church from 10:00 am until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to St. James Catholic Church or Mother Teresa House, 308 N. Walnut St., Lansing, MI 48933. The family is being served by the Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes Mason Chapel. Online condolences and memories may be shared at www.grbdmason.com.

  • DONATIONS

  • St. James Catholic Church
  • Mother Teresa House

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, January 12, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, January 12, 2019
REMEMBERING

Gordon Lee Terwilliger

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Bob Brondige

January 12, 2019

Gordon was my stepdad, I couldn't have asked for better. He practically raised me and I still live by the principles he taught me today. Not a day goes by that hes not in my thoughts. He excepted me as his own. He was a great husband to my mom. When I met Margaret it was almost like I could have picked her out of a crowd knowing he would have chosen her, that made me happy. Im so glad he was close to the lord and I know ill see him again soon.

Bob Brondige

Bruce & Nancy Bracey

January 10, 2019

Dear Margaret and Family,
We are so sad to hear about Gordon. Bruce is so glad they had reconnected these past few years. Gordie was truly a great friend. Our Prayers are with you all at this time.
Take care!
Love,
Bruce and Nancy

Arnulfo Rodriguez

January 9, 2019

1-8-2019
We have known you for so long and have loved and been so inspired by you both Margaret and Gordon.
Gordon , You blessed Arn once about 2 years ago , and we're thankful for your thoughtfulness and kindness..

You are a life well remembered .
Arn n Betty Rodriguez

Heather Knechtel

January 8, 2019

Troy, Erica, Chase, Audi and Brooke,

We are so sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Love, Heather, Kaurynn and Kendall

Carla Kennedy Giddings

January 7, 2019

Margaret, we are so sorry to hear about Gordy passing. We are sending our prayers of comfort and peace to you and all who knew and loved him.
love, Carla and Bob

Pat Perreault

January 6, 2019

Oh, dear Margaret. I am so sorry to hear of Gordon's passing. I always enjoyed talking with him and appreciate all the help he offered from my hip surgery. What a wonderful couple you were. I am here if you need to talk.

Robyn Sheely

January 6, 2019

Margaret and family, I was so sorry to hear of Gordon's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you. God bless.

Gloria and Bill Bond

January 5, 2019


So sorry to hear that Gordon passed away. He was one of the good guys. You are in our thoughts and prayers .
Bill and Gloria Bond

Hunt Sweitzer

January 5, 2019

Margaret,
LuAnn and I were so sorry to learn of Gordy's passing.
We had so many wonderful memories together, and my favorite may be you sleeping on the back of Gordy's Harley as we motored down to Ohio.
God bless you and Gordy. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Hunt

Brian Dollman-Jersey

January 5, 2019

Margaret,
Teresa and I are so very sorry to hear of Gordy’s passing. He was truly one of the good guys! I enjoyed getting to know him better as we worked on the building committee together...and what a sense of humor! We will keep you in our prayers. God bless you...and Gordon.

Brian and Teresa Dollman-Jersey

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Biography

Gordon Lee Terwilliger, age 70, passed away Tuesday, January 1, 2019. He was born December 2, 1948, the son of Max and Isidra (Mendoza) Terwilliger. Surviving are his wife of 25 years, Margaret; daughter, Annie (P.J.) Terwilliger; son, Troy (Erica) Terwilliger; stepchildren, Bob (Luna) Brondage, Matthew (Kelly) Stornant and Stephen Stornant; fifteen grandchildren; brother, Max (Petra) Terwilliger; sisters, Mary (Martin) Cobb and Virginia (Larry) Kleiver; half brother, Fil Mendoza; numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, and extended family.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Glenna Terwilliger. Gordon retired from General Motors after twenty-nine years of service. Following his retirement he worked as a maintenance man for St. James Church in Mason, where he was active as a greeter and usher. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, where he was a third degree knight. Gordon loved helping others, especially anyone who needed help with car repairs. When he could no longer work on cars, Gordon enjoyed canning.