Selheim, Nancy, Age: 88, Middletown

September 20, 2016

Nancy Selheim, 88, of Middletown, died at home on Tuesday, September 6. She was born in Detroit, Michigan, to Leslie J. and Elizabeth (Mead) Gielow. Nancy attended Drake University where she met her husband, Norman. They married in 1951 and graduated together in 1952.

Nancy and her family lived in West Virginia, Maryland and Michigan before settling in Fair Haven in 1971. They were long-time active members of the Shrewsbury River Yacht Club. After the loss of her husband in 1982, Nancy moved to Shadow Lake Village in Middletown where she had many great friends.

Nancy was a gifted home decorator and always had projects underway: painting, wallpapering and gardening. Nancy worked as a preschool teacher, traveled extensively and visited many places around the world. She enjoyed sewing, knitting, making jewelry and bowling.

Nancy was predeceased by her parents and her beloved husband. She is survived by her children, Paul and his wife Dee, David and his wife Rita and Linda Decelle and her husband Mike; her grandchildren, Megan, Kristen, Erika, Katherine, Carolyn, Emily, Sarah, Ali and Jonathan; a great-grandson, Owen; and brothers, Richard and Jack Gielow.

Nancy’s family and friends will be remembering her on Saturday, September 17, from 3 to 5 p.m. at John E. Day Funeral Home in Red Bank. All are welcome. In lieu of flowers, donations in Nancy’s memory may be made to the VNA of Monmouth County, 176 Riverside Ave., Red Bank, NJ 07701

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