Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes

900 East Michigan Ave, Lansing, MI


Nancy Lou Trantum

August 13, 1943November 22, 2019

Nancy Trantum, 76, of Lansing, passed away November 21st, 2019 peacefully in her sleep with her family by her side.

She was born to the late Howard and Ada Carter, August 13th, 1943, in Cleveland, Ohio. Nancy graduated from Brecksville High School in 1961 and received a BS in Hotel and Restaurant Management from Michigan State University in 1965.

She married John Thomas Trantum in 1967, and they lived happily together in Lansing for 52 years. Nancy is survived by her daughter Alicia and her husband Chris, of Lansing; and her daughter Merrin, her husband Jose and their two sons—Mateo (10) and Luca (5)—all of Los Angeles.

While there are no words that can truly capture her unique spirit, Nancy was a one-of-a-kind wife, mother, grandmother, and friend to all who had the pleasure of knowing her. Boundlessly creative, extremely selfless, remarkably loving, and full of gumption, Nancy made the world a better place simply by being in it. With her unmistakable talents, she transformed the mundane into magic, leaving her mark on every aspect of her family’s life, making it impossible to forget her beautiful heart.

Funeral service will be held in the spring of 2020 in Lansing, Michigan with more details to follow.

Arrangements by Gorsline-Runciman. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.grlansing.com


  • Services will be in the Spring of 2020


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Sherry Schultz

December 8, 2019

I worked with Nancy several years ago and was very sad to hear of her passing. She was a joy to work with and I got to hear wonderful stories about her family. Tom, Alicia and Merrin I am so sorry for your loss.

Cheryl & Salim Makhoul

December 8, 2019

Tom, Alicia & Merrin, our prayers and LOVE surround you as you grieve the loss of your wife and mother. Our heartfelt memories of Nancy will be with us always.

Dot Barnett

December 8, 2019

My heartfelt sympathy to Alicia and her family on their loss. May happy memories keep her alive in your hearts.

Evelyn Burgess

November 29, 2019

To Tom and family,
I’m sorry to learn of your wife Nancy’s passing. I may have met her once at one of our Mason Middle School Christmas gatherings, many years ago. Know our thoughts are with you and your family.
Evelyn Burgess.....

Nancy Korb

November 26, 2019

Dear Tom,Alicia and Marin- I was saddened today when I learned of Nancy’s passing. Know that I am thinking of you during this tragic time in your lives. Love, Nancy

Sherry Halpert-Davis

November 24, 2019

Dearest Alicia, Marin and Tom: You are all in my heart and prayers. Nancy was an amazing friend who touched the lives of so many with her wisdom, kindness, great stories and ability to make everyone feel special. I am so sad she has gone too soon but you know I understand your pain. May her memory be a blessing and may we all try to be thankful that her illness was short. Say hi to Walter Nancy. You two share your stories.