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Nancy Dee Linsmeyer (born Sealy)


Gender: Female

Date of Birth: April 5, 1930

Date of Death: February 7, 2016

Birth Place: Appleton, WI

Death Place: Whitesboro, TX

Nancy Linsmeyer

1930 – 2016

Nancy Dee Linsmeyer, 85, of Whitesboro, TX, formerly from Seymour passed away Sunday evening, February 7, 2016.

Nancy was born in Appleton, Wisconsin on April 5th, 1930 to Addie and Orrin Sealy. She lived her life full of zest up until the end and was a natural at business and sales. As they say, she could have sold ice to Eskimos.

Nancy started her first business as a youngster selling popcorn during baseball games at Pierce Park in Appleton. As an adult, Nancy’s first stint in sales was selling pots, pans, and china to new brides. Her career in sales truly took off when she and her first husband, Everett Hintz, opened an electro plating shop in De Pere, WI. She aptly assisted in the business by being the salesperson, typing invoices late into the night, and driving the delivery truck when needed. Better Brite was very successful due to the couples never ending hard work and dedication to the company.

During this time, Nancy was also well known in the community and very active in De Pere’s Chamber of Commerce; helping to organize parades and community events. After her divorce, Nancy sold advertising for a brief period until Astro Industries was drawn up on her kitchen table. After recruiting partners and an investor the company became a reality. Once again Nancy followed her true calling of selling electro plating and the company is still in business today. For all of Nancy’s efforts in starting the business, especially in a male-dominated industry, she was named Wisconsin’s Women Entrepreneur of 1991. Nancy married Bob Linsmeyer in 1985. Bob and her had many great times and adventures together. After Nancy’s successful battle with breast cancer, Bob and her retired and became “snow birds” in Mesa, Arizona. After Bob’s passing, Nancy moved to Texas to be close to family.

Nancy was gracious, determined, and loving. She never met a stranger. She always dressed to the nines and was definitely a fashionista. She loved to cook and entertain and her home was always open to friends and family. She was very proud of her three children and dearly loved her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She warmly embraced new daughters-in-laws, sons-in-laws, and step grandchildren into the family. Nancy, your family and friends will miss you terribly, and it’s hard to imagine life without you, but we know that you’re in a better place.

She is survived by: her brother Omar Sealy (Joyce) of Nichols, WI. Her children: Mike Hintz Sr. (Kathie) of Green Bay, WI; Debbie Roduner (Rick) of Richmond, TX; and Sue Mills (Eugene) of Whitesboro, TX. Her grandchildren: M.J. Hintz (Jen) of West De Pere, WI; Josh Hintz of Green Bay, WI; Drew Curtis (Amy) of Richmond, TX; Austin Curtis of Richmond, TX; Tristen Mills of Whitesboro, TX; and Trevi Mills of Whitesboro, TX. Her great grandchildren: Quad Graein, Irelyn and Sawyer Hintz of West De Pere, WI. Her puppy grandchildren: Chico, Bean, Bentley, Macy, Cooper, and Maggie.

Nancy was preceded in death by: her parents Addie (Dornbrack) and Orrin Sealy, her brother Bill Sealy, her first husband Everett Hintz, and her second husband Bob Linsmeyer.

A private family service was held Tuesday, February 9, 2016 in Texas. A graveside service will take place at St. Sebastian Catholic Cemetery, Isaar, in the spring.
Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour is assisting the family with arrangements.

Published in Appleton Post-Crescent on February 9, 2016

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