James Darrel 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 Norman, OK, Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, MI or Bethany Lutheran Church in Detroit, MI.

There will be no services at this time.

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


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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 19, 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.

Don and Terrie Decoster


April 18, 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)