Douglas D McKinstry

August 6, 1927July 20, 2021

Douglas D. McKinstry, age 93, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on Tuesday, July 20, 2021, in DeWitt, Michigan. He was born August 6, 1927, in Elgin, Illinois. He proudly served in the US Navy during WWII and Korea. Doug was married to the love of his life, Virginia M. Giertz of Elgin for 69 years. He spent the majority of his rewarding career as Director of the Physical Plant at Lansing Community College, retiring in 1991 after 29 years.

Doug is survived by his three sons, Rick (Karen), Randall (Diane), and Kurt (Cathy); grandchildren, Jennifer, Justin (Jennifer), Jessica, Molly, Melissa (Patrick), Mitchell (Hannah); great-grandchildren, Liam, Kaiden, Jaxon, and Valerie. He was preceded in death by his parents, Glenn and Evelyn (Freed) McKinstry; brother, Warren (Dorothy); and wife, Virginia "Ginny" McKinstry.

The family would like to extend a special thanks for the loving care they both received during their time at Rosewood AFC of DeWitt.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Doug and Virginia's name are suggested to Mid-Michigan Home Health and Hospice, 1055 Professional Drive, Bldg C, Suite 4, Flint, MI 48532.


16 October


10:00 am - 11:00 am

Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes

205 E Washington
DeWitt, MI 48820

16 October

Memorial Service

11:00 am

Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes

205 E Washington
DeWitt, MI 48820

16 October

Catered Reception

11:30 am

Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes

205 E Washington
DeWitt, MI 48820

16 October

Committal Service

1:00 pm

Dewitt Cemetery

780 N. Bridge St
Dewitt, MI 48820


Douglas D McKinstry

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Stephan Turner

September 3, 2021

Doug and Virginia were wonderful neighbors to the Turner family on Snyder Rd. in East Lansing where I grew up. They were always so friendly, kind and loving. My parents Maurice and Marie Turner were very fond of Doug and Virginia.

Doug could be serious and humorous. He and Virginia were great parents. Their children Rick, Randy and Kurt were awesome to grew up with in the neighborhood. We have lots of warm memories of the Mckinstry family.

Roger Young

July 23, 2021

My Condolences to Doug's Family !

I Met With Doug, On Many Occasions Over The Years.

He Always Had a Story To Tell About LCC and What Had Happened Behind The Scenes.

Some Even Involved ......

RIP Doug

James Person

July 22, 2021

Doug was a favorite to be with for nearly 30 years and I remember his sincere concern for projects large and small where he led in getting results that were essential to building the College and for his inclusion of all of us who were affected. Doug was an expert in so many ways and we could depend on his ability to get things done and done right. Doug was a friend to all and especially to a smaller group of us who were part of the President's Council and who met a number of times each year to remember our times at LCC and to get up-to-date with one another. It will be a pleasure to see and talk with him again in Heaven.