Nancy Dunstan

February 2, 1931 ~ December 19, 2020 (age 89)


Nancy Dunstan died peacefully at home on December 19, 2020.  She was born February 2, 1931 in Chicago, Illinois.  As a child, her father was a general contractor, so the family moved around to where he was working, and as such, she lived in Mullet Lake, St. Ignace, Cedarville and Petoskey.  During WWII the family moved to Norfolk, VA while her father was in the Navy.   After the war, they moved back to Petoskey.  Nancy graduated from Petoskey High School in 1945 and attended Alma College.  On May 10, 1953 she married Bill Dunstan of Petoskey.


She worked part-time at Wm. Dunstan Supply Co.   During her life she volunteered at First Presbyterian Church and was a girl scout leader for many years.   She was a member of the Petoskey-Bay View Country Club.


Nancy loved gardening, boating, skiing, snowmobiling, playing golf, playing rummikub.  Spending time at their hunting camp in Pickford, and their cottage on Walloon Lake.  Spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.   She had great joy in baking cookies (known as the Cookie Lady) and giving them out to family, friends, neighbors and all her helpers.


She is survived by her children,  Sue (Mike) Mickus of Hubbell, MI and Bill (Cindy) Dunstan of Petoskey; 2 grandchildren,  William “Chris” (fiancé Molly) Dunstan of Petoskey and Lindsay (BJ) Kilpatrick of Alanson;  8 great grandchildren, Jaimasen, Ameilia, Silas, Sawyer, Beckett, Finley, Jason, and Aiden; a sister, Janet Clarke; and by a sister-in-law Virginia Wilbur.


Preceding her in death was her parents Richard and Ruth Wilbur; her husband Bill; brother Richard Wilbur; and by a sister-in-law Mary (George) Hall.


A graveside service will be in the Spring of 2021, and will be announced at that time.


Memorial contributions can be made to the charity of your choice.


Arrangements are in the care of the Stone Funeral Home of Petoskey.

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