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Jean Nanette Winandy

July 6, 1933 - March 20, 2020

Jean Nanette Winandy, nee Ebdy, age 86, of Glenview, IL, died March 20, 2020.
She is survived by four of her children, Michael Alan (Sarah), David Brett (Carol), Patricia Elaine (Al) Fuller, nee Winandy, and Pamela Valerie, and was preceded in death by her son, Curt Dennis Winandy. Grandmother to Jason M. (Heather) …read more

Jean Nanette Winandy, nee Ebdy, age 86, of Glenview, IL, died March 20, 2020.
She is survived by four of her children, Michael Alan (Sarah), David Brett (Carol), Patricia Elaine (Al) Fuller, nee Winandy, and Pamela Valerie, and was preceded in death by her son, Curt Dennis Winandy. Grandmother to Jason M. (Heather) Winandy, Joshua C. (Cathy) Gunderlock, Leah G. (Patrick) Weimer, nee Winandy, Danielle K. Winandy, Bryan T. Fuller, Michael A. Winandy III, Curtis A. Fuller, Christina (Scott) Pickle, nee Garner, Daniel R. (Basha) Garner, Bonnie E. Garner, and 16.5 great-grandchildren, and 3.5 great-great grandchildren.
Beloved mother, aunt and friend with a huge heart, she loved to help people. She was extremely generous with whatever she had. Her greatest love was spending time and talking with children and people she met along the way. Her passion was reading.
Nan was born July 6, 1933, in Youngstown, OH, to John Jacob Jr. and Esther Elizabeth (Phelps) Ebdy, and was the rascal little sister to the late Patricia Louise (Ebdy) Grassbaugh. As an infant, Nan resided in Cleveland, but she spent the fondest years of her childhood in Wooster, OH. Graduating high school at 16, she attended the Art Institute of Chicago, while also designing storefront displays on Madison Avenue. In Chicago, while roller skating, she met Michael A. Winandy, who was to become her husband and the father of her children. After their wedding on June 6, 1952, Nan and Mike moved to Glenview, IL. Nan became a mother, Girl Scout leader, Little League and gymnastics supporter, and the “Meanest Mom on the Block” who everyone ran to with an Oweee, whenever there was trouble or someone was scared. She was a founding member of the Kendale Drive Coffee Clutch, gas station attendant, office manager, world traveler, NW University Medical Center EEG technician, divorcee (July 21, 1983), docent at the Chicago Field Museum, an occasional SCUBA diver, ATV’er, snowmobiler and a real estate agent. While working in Chicago, Nan resided in Deerfield, IL, and delighted in the rail commute. Nan moved to Ironwood, MI, for a quieter life in 1997, and in her later years moved back to Glenview in 2009, where until her death she resided under the care of her daughter, Pamela, and granddaughter, Danielle.
Granny is missed, but is having fun. She was met at the Pearly Gates by Curt Dennis and Nephew Blair John Winandy who took her fishing, before giggling their way over to the Winandy Mansion. Mike and the boys snuck her in, where they are enjoying coffee, smokes, Pepsi-cola, popcorn and marshmallows. God is chuckling. Bless them one and all.
Due to “The Virus”, memorial services are tentatively planned for July 2020.

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