Terry Werrell
1936 - 2020
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Werrell, Terry
Mar. 5, 1936 - Feb. 13, 2020
Terry was born to Daniel & Vivian Sherman Werrell in Janesville, WI. and graduated from JHS in 1955. He married his HS sweetheart Sandra Samuelson in 1957.
Terry turned down a full-ride scholarship to a liberal arts college to seek an engineering degree from GMIT in Flint, MI. It was a 5 year work-study program which required a GM sponsor. Terry was the one student chosen out of 80 applicants by Fisher Body, Janesville, and he subsequently received his Industrial Engineering degree in 1961. In 1965, he was transferred to Ohio as Head Engineer to lead a team of engineers to start up the GM plant in Lordstown, Ohio, where he was later promoted to Superintendent. In 1974, Terry left GM to help John DeLorean set up his fledgling new car company, seeking funding and a location to build his new car plant. DeLorean chose Belfast, No. Ireland.
Terry returned to the states and headed up a variety of manufacturing facilities, mainly for Sheller Globe Co. and Cambridge Industries. He ended his career as a "plant doctor" for Cambridge, scouting several troubled manufacturing companies for them, turning them around, retraining staff and repairing operations to make them viable and profitable again. During his career, Terry also served as President of the National Electroplated Plastics Society.
Terry and his wife retired to Venice Golf & Country Club in 2000, where he served in various capacities for the Master Assoc. from Lake Monitoring, to Architectural Review and as the L-M Neighborhood Treasurer. He also headed up a Friday golf group and served as chairman of the Club's Emergency Management Committee. He also served for several years as Treas. of Venice Musicale.
Besides Sandra, Terry leaves behind four children, Dan Werrell (Marilou) of Mason, OH; Diana Tremblay (Daniel) of Venice, FL; Linda LaFalce (Brian) of Ada, MI; Pamela Werrell of Poinciana, FL. He also had a foster daughter Tina Marie Bragg of Livonia, MI. and a brother David Werrell (Ana) of Presque, WI., niece and nephews. He also had an "add-on" daugher, Debb Corll, of Jupiter Farms, FL.
His grandchildren include Jason Werrell (Anna) of Hillsboro, OR.; Christopher and Alexandra LaFalce of Ada, MI; Lisa Tremblay Clason (Robert) of Sterling Hts, MI; Lori Adams (Andy) of Conesville, OH; Melissa Tschaenn (Chas), and four great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren, all of Brookville, IN. One grandchild, Eric Tremblay, preceded him in death.
A Celebration of Terry's Life will be held at Venice Golf & Country Club, Tuesday 2/25/20 at 11:00 AM.
The family asks that any memorial gifts be donations to Venice Musicale Scholarship Fund, the Children's Chorus of Venice Chorale, or the VGCC Foundation.

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Published in Herald Tribune from Feb. 13 to Feb. 15, 2020.
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February 24, 2020
So sorry to hear of Terry's passing. During a visit to Wisconsin in the early 2000's, Terry accepted my invitation to play a round at a golf course west of Madison that is extremely hilly.
Four of us hit the course with high hopes. It didn't take long to realize that every shot was uphill, downhill or from a sidehill. Coupled with the fact that some of the greens were hidden from view, and judging distance was difficult at best, it was a tough day. Our scores were bloated but we managed to finish the round while enjoying some laughs.

May Terry rest in peace.
Steve Johnsen
February 17, 2020
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February 16, 2020
so sorry to hear of mr. werrel's passing. he was always kind, forgiving and funny and it was a pleasure knowing him and serving him at the club every friday.he will be missed by so many.not surprised to learn of his sucsessful business career,either.peace to you and your family.

kären thomas
February 15, 2020
Lisa Tremblay
February 15, 2020
Sandy and Terry welcomed us to the Lansbrook neighborhood in 2001 and remained favorites of ours on Melrose Ct. and thruout the club. We remember Terry with nothing but fondness and some good laughs. Ron and Glo Rubin
February 14, 2020
Sandy, you are in my heart, as always. Sending hugs to you and the family. I will always remember you and Terry in your mom's kitchen, after your wedding. Terry sitting on your lap, instead of you sitting on his... confused my little kid brain. You looked like a princess. Terry's smirk, his sense of humor, I will always remember him. Love, Carol Ann
February 14, 2020
The open garage door welcomed us and walkers passing by to stop and chat. Always a bright spot along the walk.
We'll remember Friday dinners, golf with Terry, and many neighborhood parties hosted by Terry and Sandy.
We'll miss you.
Love, Judy and Conrad
Judy and Conrad Rousseau
February 14, 2020
I am so sad to hear of Terry's passing, Sandy! I'm sure my Ernie met him at the pearly gates with a martini & a joke. They're probably golfing together right now!
Remembering all the fun times with you boat @ VGCC & great parties in your lovely home. Sending {{{HUGS}}} to you & the entire family.
Rett Lewandowski
February 13, 2020
Dear Sandy, we are terribly saddened to learn of Terry's passing. He was such a good friend during our years on Lansbrook, and we will miss him and his wry humor. You and all of your family have our sincere sympathy,
John T. and Elaine
John T. Lafferty
February 13, 2020
As much that we moved away over a year ago, our time in Venice was enriched by spending time with Terry. His sense of humor and kindness will always stay with us. We are sending our deepest sympathy to Sandy, with all our love, Imre and Janet Pallo
Imre, Janet Pallo
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