Forsythe, Nancy Stenglein, Saginaw, Michigan


Passed away peacefully at her home with her family at her side, Wednesday, April 25, 2012. Age 87 years. Nancy Stenglein was born September 2, 1924 in Saginaw, to the late Naomi (Wolcott) and Harold J. Stenglein, inventors of Spic and Span. She married Harold B. Forsythe Jr., December 22, 1973. He passed away January 7, 1979. She attended the Chevy Chase School in Maryland and was a member of Alphi Phi Sorority at Dennison College. Nancy was imaginative, creative and artistic. She studied fashion design at Parsons School of Design in New York and had a lifelong passion for the arts. She loved projects and was always painting, knitting, sewing, doing needlepoint, or ceramics. She was very active in the Junior League of Saginaw and the Saginaw Art Museum and was owner of the Needlecraft Boutique. She was a member of the First Congregational Church. Nancy was a fabulous cook and loved spending time with family. One of her favorite pastimes was sitting out in the sun at family cottages on the shores of Lake Huron. She is survived by three daughters, Deborah W. Hanson, Saginaw, MI; Nancy W. Webb, Bay City, MI; Lori H. Kennelly (David) of Saginaw; two granddaughters, Melissa B. Carless; Brooke K. Sifert; four great grandchildren and her beloved cat, Fluffy. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert W. Stenglein and Harold J. Stenglein, Jr., and a granddaughter, Heather Rebecca Golwitzer. The funeral service will take place on Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at the W. L. Case and Co. Funeral Chapel, 409 Adams St., Saginaw. Dr. Charles Guerreno Jr. will officiate with entombment in Oakwood Mausoleum. Friends may call at the Chapel from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Monday. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider the Humane Society of the US, the American Cancer Society, or the Saginaw Art Museum. www.casefuneralhome.com