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Terri L. Way, age 67, of Muskegon, passed away Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at home surrounded by family. 

The daughter of Merle & Gertrude (Sahlin) Way, she was born on May 8, 1950 in Muskegon.

Surviving are her daughter, Brandi J. (Curtis) Orcutt daughter; grand children, Brianna L. O’Neal, Kurtis M. Orcutt, Max D. Orcutt, Scott A. Orcutt, and Sarah J. Orcutt; great grandchildren, Khloe Carney O’Neal, Lily Carney O’Neal, and Mia M. Orcutt; brothers, Herb (LeAnn) Way, Mike (Vickie) Way, and Tim (Grace) Way; sisters, Linda (Steve) Bine and Pat Snell; along with many nieces, nephews and special friends.

A memorial service will be at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 9th at Wolf Lake Methodist Church, 378 Vista Terrace, Muskegon. 

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Arrangements are entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, exclusive provider of Veterans Funeral Care.


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  1. Lois Vivian on November 4, 2017 at 8:06 pm

    Sorry for your loss. May God be with you during this time

  2. Bonnie & Bob Muttart on November 7, 2017 at 8:37 am

    Brandi & Family, I am so sorry that you are going through this difficult time. May your Mom rest in peace. You have our condolences and prayers.

  3. Casey Spoelman on November 10, 2017 at 1:20 am

    A friend recently left our plane of reality. Terri Way was 1 in a million. I worked with her for a long time and we had a really special bond. Jos used to call her my Umbuela. “Grandma”. I am so sorry for her families loss because she was such a great human being. I wanted to be there today to commemorate and celebrate her life and the role she played in mine. Everyday life showed me that wasn’t in the cards. I will forever regret that although I know she would have said, “shit happens.” The short few years I got to spend with this magnificent woman changed my life forever. She wasn’t just a co-worker but a true friend. She would pick me up in the middle of a snowstorm even if it risked her own job. We would drink beer and tell stories. Often embarrassing ones. She was the one person I knew I could confide in, no matter what. Working side by side we would get into more phylosophical conversations than anyone my age would be willing to, or ready for. I am 30 years old and the connection between Terri and I was instantaneous. I think she got that from a lot of people. We used to sing Janis Joplin together at the top of our lungs. In the middle of the shop not giving a fuck who heard us or what they thought. That’s what I envied about her. She didn’t give give a rats ass what people thought about her. That is what she taught me. “The ones who are cool enough to accept you for who you are, they are the ones that are cool enough to keep around. Otherwise, fuck ’em. I didn’t give a fuck then, and I’m too old to give give a fuck now”. Wise words from a wise woman. Love you Terri. Thank you for being my Umbuela. We will meet again and laugh about the past.

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