OBITUARY

James D. Nanny

March 10, 1940April 16, 2018

James Nanny is survived by his loving wife Glenda Nanny of 58 years, son Mark Nanny and wife Chris Eckert Nanny of Norman, OK, daughter Emily Senchuk and husband Peter Senchuk and grandson Nikolas (Koli) Senchuk of Culver City, CA

James was a Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science at Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, MI for 40 years. He was also a long time member of Bethany Lutheran Church in Detroit, MI where he served as an Elder and a Stephen Minister.

The family asks in lieu of flowers that donations be made in James’ memory to Faith Hospice in Edmond, OK, Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, MI or Bethany Lutheran Church in Detroit, MI.

A Memorial Service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday August 13, 2018 at Primrose Funeral Service Chapel, Norman, OK.

Arrangements entrusted to Primrose Funeral Service, Norman, OK. Please sign the online guestbook at www.primrosefuneralservice.com

  • FAMILY

  • Glenda Nanny, Wife
  • Mark Nanny, Son
  • Chris Eckert Nanny, Daughter-in-law
  • Emily Senchuk, Daughter
  • Peter Senchuk, Son-in-law
  • Nikolas (Koli) Senchuk, Grandson

Services

  • Memorial Service Monday, August 13, 2018
REMEMBERING

James D. Nanny

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Chuck Watson

August 27, 2018

Dear Glenda,

I am so saddened to hear of Jim’s death.
I enjoyed knowing him for 62 years. He was one of the best.
A great family man and one of the nicest guys anyone could know.
He was very smart and worked hard to get his education.
A huge loss for all our family.

Love,
Your brother Chuck

Delcey Watkins

August 27, 2018

Dear Glenda,

I have such fond memories of Jim from high school. We sat together as first chair clarinets in the band and I feel
somewhat responsible for getting you and Jim together. I had him come to our house to practice a duet for clarinets we were to play in a
music competition. That’s how you two met 62 years ago! We didn’t win the competition but he won your affection.
I didn’t lose my sister, I gained a sweet brother in law. He was such a great family man. Generous and strong and
quietly intellectual, unaffected by material wealth.
I will miss his wonderful sense of humor.He would want us to remember all the good times and continue to do good things in this world.

Love to you and your precious family
Delcey

Seraphine Watson

August 11, 2018

Although I don’t have any of my own memories of Uncle Jim, my mother has shared so many with me. My favorite of these memories is when I visited Aunt Glenda and Uncle Jim in their home in Michigan. My mom has always told me how attached I was to her as a baby, as I would cry everytime she would leave the room! Of course, as it was time for my mom to use the restroom I started bawling. Aunt Glenda had told my mom, Jennifer, how crazy it was for me to cry like that. Instead, Uncle Jim carried me around the house, in his arms, helping me “look” for my mom while she took a moment to herself. He helped me look in each room and closet until we finally found her when she was ready for me again. It’s the small stories like this one that fills me with so much joy. Even though I didn’t get my chance to know Uncle Jim as an adolescent, I am sure that he was nothing less than a loving and kind soul. Thank you Uncle Jim and Aunt Glenda for always sharing your love and warmth with my mother and grandfather, as I’ve always felt this love through them. I was so happy to be able to connect with Mark and Aunt Glenda during your trip to Florida. Your visit meant the world to my Papa Chuck and me. Thank you for the new memories and for sharing the ones before my time. Our thoughts are with you always.
With love,
Chuck, Jennifer & Seraphine

Judy Bengel

April 20, 2018

While we did not see each other as much as adults, I have many fond memories of our childhood. I adored my big brother and he put up with me following him around, and would sometimes actually play with me. He like to be in charge, but I didn't mind - he was my hero (even when he locked me under the porch).

Rest in Peace my big brother.
I love you always

Barbara Granahan

April 20, 2018

Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Remember all the good times and may time ease your sadness.

Don and Terrie Decoster

April 18, 2018

Dear Glenda,

You have our sympathy. We pray that you find comfort in the love of your family and memories of happy times with Jim. We have fond memories of New Year's eve parties and Memorial day picnics with Jim and yourself.

Sincerely,
Don and Terrie Decoster

Lesia PETRUK

April 17, 2018

So many great memories with all the family at, primarily, Christmas and Easter gatherings at the Senchuk household in Windsor. Lots of great discussions and lots of laughter. I remember one occasion when I was whining about trying to lose weight - a regular occurrence. Jim took me to task for eating the paska - with butter, no less. After all, he said, I had to look good for his daughter's wedding. It was all said in fun and we all had a great laugh. Rest in Peace Jim - you will be missed. Vichnaya Pamyat ( Eternal Memory)

FROM THE FAMILY

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James Nanny is survived by his loving wife Glenda Nanny of 58 years, son Mark Nanny and wife Chris Eckert Nanny of Norman, OK, daughter Emily Senchuk and husband Peter Senchuk and grandson Nikolas (Koli) Senchuk of Culver City, CA

James was a Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science at Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, MI for 40 years. He was also a long time member of Bethany Lutheran Church in Detroit, MI where he served as an Elder and a Stephen Minister.

The family asks in lieu of flowers that donations be made in James’ memory to Faith Hospice in Edmond, OK, Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, MI or Bethany Lutheran Church in Detroit, MI.

A Memorial Service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday August 13, 2018 at Primrose Funeral Service Chapel, Norman, OK.

Arrangements entrusted to Primrose Funeral Service, Norman, OK. Please sign the online guestbook at www.primrosefuneralservice.com