Lezlee A. Hintz, Oshkosh, WI, age 71, died peacefully at home with her husband at her side on August 30, 2023, after a courageous and lengthy battle with illness. She was born on September 14, 1951, the daughter of Dr. George and Betty (Maier) Meyer, on a naval base in Bainbridge, Maryland, where her father was a dentist in the Navy.
After her father’s service in the Navy, her family returned to Oshkosh, WI, and her father continued his own dental practice on Jackson Drive. She attended Oshkosh schools, graduating from Oshkosh High School in 1969. She then graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh with a degree in Library Science in 1973. She worked at the Oshkosh Public Library for ten years starting at the age of seventeen and held various positions with her favorite being the Winnebago County Bookmobile Librarian. After resigning from the Oshkosh Public Library, she went back to UW-Oshkosh and received her K-12 Librarian/AV Coordinator teaching certification license.
She met her husband Bill Hintz on a blind date, and they married six months later, on August 16, 1974. They raised two wonderful sons together.
After receiving her teaching license, she was a substitute teacher in Oshkosh and Neenah, followed by working in the library and testing center at the then new Fox Valley Technical Institute in Oshkosh. In 1985, she was hired by the Oshkosh Area School District as a Media Specialist and worked at various elementary schools, including Oakwood, Washington, Lincoln, Jacob Shapiro, and Smith Schools. She retired in 2008 after twenty-three years working for the district. During retirement she worked a seasonal job at Silver Star Brands for several years.
She enjoyed reading, family game nights, watching game shows, doing jigsaw puzzles, and playing the one-cent slot machines at various casinos. She loved spending time with her family and friends, especially her two grandsons, babysitting them when they were young and attending many of their school and sporting events. She also enjoyed traveling to Florida, Las Vegas, New York, and Hawaii to visit family; her travels included a family Mediterranean cruise where she fell in love with Italy. She was a member of the First Congregational Church in Oshkosh and was on the usher and communion teams and converted their entire library card catalog collection to a software program.
Survivors include her loving and devoted husband, William Hintz, of 49 years; sons Corey (Cyndi) Hintz, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, and Casey (Heather) Hintz, Oshkosh, Wisconsin; and two grandsons Andrew and Joshua Hintz, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. She is also survived by one sister, Luanna Meyer (Ian Evans), Honolulu, Hawaii, and one brother George Meyer Jr., Las Vegas, Nevada. Preceding her in death were her parents, Dr. George and Betty Meyer, sister Bonnie Jensen, and her in-laws, Clarence and Fran Hintz.
The family wishes to thank DaVita Dialysis, the hematology care team, and the hospice team at Aurora in Oshkosh, for all their care and compassion throughout these past months with a special thank you to Trish and Casey on Aurora’s palliative care team.
Cremation has taken place. Her ashes will be buried in Rosendale Cemetery with a private service being held.