Nancy Flanders

Obituary of Nancy Flanders

Nancy F. Flanders, 90, of Whitewater, passed away Sunday June 26, 2022, at Agrace Hospice in Janesville.  

She was born March 21, 1932, the daughter of Leslie and Dorothy (Smith) Forsyth. She was a graduate of Monmouth College majoring in Biology. She was a lifelong member of Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority. On October 2, 1954, she married Thomas “Tom” Flanders, in her hometown of Des Moines, Iowa.  

Nancy was a master gardener, stained glass artist, and amateur ornithologist. She had a great love of reading from early childhood and attended a book club at Irving Young Library in Whitewater. She and Tom traveled the world for humanitarian causes and sailed to many ports of call in Lake Michigan. 

Nancy is survived by her daughters, Roberta Flanders, Leslie (Richard) Balcerak, and Stacy (Harold) Dunbar; two granddaughters, Kelly and Jillian Dunbar; brother, George Allen (Ardith) Forsyth; and two Goddaughters, Emily and Laura Wheeler. She is further survived by nieces and nephews as well as many friends. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Tom Flanders; an infant son; sister, Barbara (Rodney) Wichmann. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Irving Young Library, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Audubon Society, or Blood:Water. 

A Celebration of Life will be held at a future time.

Nitardy Funeral Home, Whitewater, is assisting the family.