Nancy Ellen Gunther

March 24, 1950June 5, 2021

Nancy Ellen Gunther, age 71, of Center Line, died Saturday, June 5, 2021, at her home. Left to cherish her memory are her four children: Michael, Ronald, Robert, and Richard Gunther; her two grandsons: Robert Gunther, and Timothy McCaw, Jr.; her nephew, Jeffrey (Michelle) Van Dien; her ex-husband, Glenn Gunther; and her best friend, Cathy Riley.

Nancy was born March 24, 1950, in Detroit, the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. James and Evelyn (Langston) Van Dien. Throughout her life, Nancy owned her own housekeeping business, which she operated for ten years. She also worked as a bartender and waitress for a variety of restaurants in the metro Detroit area. In her free time, Nancy could be found taking trips to the casino to play penny slots, trying her luck on scratch off tickets, or playing bingo with friends. She was a wonderful woman who will be missed by many.

Nancy was preceded in death by her parents, James and Evelyn; her two sons: Timothy and William McCaw; her sister, Karen Van Dien; and her brother, Maxwell Van Dien.

In accordance with Nancy’s wishes, cremation has taken place. No public services have been scheduled at this time.


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Nancy Ellen Gunther

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Felicia Strine

June 9, 2021

My favorite time was when you and Robert were in the backyard playing was your turn to hit the ball and Robert patiently waited for you to swing over and over and over again (lol I can picture you trying to make Robert happy) then Robert finally said, "oh would you just hit the damn ball nana." You were dying laughing .

lol I just love how you would laugh at all the little things he says and does. He always showed his true colors with you and you were always down for whatever little game he wanted to play. He sure did love his time with you!!

Jessica Swift

June 9, 2021

My favorite story of Nancy isn't one I was able to witness and Mike or Glen could definitely tell it better. But it's a funny one.

During a very hot summer and being very pregnant (with triplets) Glen took Nancy on a boat ride to cool off. Nancy decided to go for a swim. Well, a short while later when attempting to board the boat did they both realize she couldn't get back in the boat. Exhausted from heat and the swim no amount of pushing pulling lifting and probably profanity (ok definitely profanity) was going to work.
Her tiny very pregnant body carrying the three boys was no match for her and Glen getting her back aboard. So Glen, you know the problem solver he is decided the best way to return safely was to tow poor Nancy back. All they way back to the dock.