In loving memory of

Melinda Rae Otto
November 14, 1957 - August 10, 2019

Melinda Rae Otto, of Crandon, died Saturday, August 10, 2019, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. She was 61 years old. She was born on November 14, 1957, in Crandon, a daughter of Jacqueline (Skidmore) Kincaid and the late Douglas E. Kincaid, Sr. She married Earl J. Otto, Jr. on August 25, 1979, at the Methodist Church in Crandon.

She was a graduate of Crandon High School in 1975. Melinda served as the Executive Director for the Forest County Chamber of Commerce for over 30 years. She also served on the Crandon City Council and Forest County Board.

In addition to her husband and mother, survivors include a daughter, Kristi Otto, Wisconsin; a son, Jesse (Sam) Otto, Minnesota; sisters, Holly and Tracy; brothers, Steve (Michelle) and Jeff (Colleen); and a sister-in-law, Christine Kincaid. Melinda is further survived by many nieces and nephews in the Otto and Kincaid families.

She was preceded in death by her father and a brother, Doug Kincaid.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, August 16th at the Crandon Community Building from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. with a Service of Remembrance at 5 p.m.

"Cancer does not care who it takes...in the end is when the most amazing thing happens, cancer loses its strength and grace appears. We accept it. We go with it. Grace and love win, not cancer."

Bradley Funeral Home in Antigo is assisting the family.

Online condolences at www.bradleyfh.com

Tributes

Mary Samz wrote on Aug 16, 2019:

"Sincere condolences going out to all her family"

Mary Samz wrote on Aug 16, 2019:

"Sincere condolences going out to all of Melinda's family."

Mary Holtz wrote on Aug 14, 2019:

"My deepest sympathy to all the family. Crandon community will feel her loss. I had many wonderful conversations with her over the years. Rest in Peace Melinda..will miss seeing you..Mary Holtz"

Tina Hoenig and family wrote on Aug 14, 2019:

"Thoughts and prayers!May god bless you and your family at this time!"

Arlene Burns wrote on Aug 14, 2019:

" Sorry for your loss Arlene Burns "

Curt Thomas wrote on Aug 14, 2019:

"Melinda was a very special lady. Worked with her at the off road races. She was very kind and sweet when i lost my wife a few years ago. Sending prayers to the family"

Curt Thomas wrote on Aug 14, 2019:

"Melinda was a very special lady. Worked with her at the off road races. She was very kind and sweet when i lost my wife a few years ago. Sending prayers to the family"

Curt Thomas wrote on Aug 14, 2019:

"She was a very special lady. Worked with her at the off road races.She was so kind when i lost my wife a few years ago. Sending prayers to the family"

Donna K. Pfeifer wrote on Aug 14, 2019:

"Melinda and I went all through school together. It would be safe to say I've known her my entire life. Years ago I would order "special occasion" cakes from her. Her cakes were not only beautiful but delicious. She was an accomplished baker. It will seem strange not to see her out and about in our community."

Barb Strand wrote on Aug 13, 2019:

"She has been in my mind,heart and prayers along with her family xxoo"

Linda Calkins wrote on Aug 13, 2019:

"I have volunteered for the Brush Run for 17 years, I live in Holmen, WI, but have relatives that have a cabin on Lake Mentonga. Every Labor Day weekend we would come in the office and see her there and at the track. Her lovely smile warmed the room, and I have that great memory of her beautiful smile to hold on to. My sympathy to all of the family members, she was a wonderful women!! And I'm glad our paths crossed!! God Bless you all!! Linda Calkins"

Tina Hoenig and Family wrote on Aug 13, 2019:

"Sorry for your loss! Thoughts and Prayers,God bless your family!"

Ken and Sheryl Mihalko wrote on Aug 13, 2019:

"Was sad to hear the news. She was a kind lady with a beautiful smile. She will be missed in our community but God has another angel."

Megan Bachand wrote on Aug 13, 2019:

"We all lost a wonderful soul! But the memories we hold close will remain forever. Most of you might not know but she and I shared a radio talk show :) the Meg n Mel show it was on air for a short time as Skip was our only guest. She?s the reason work was so fun! We?ll always try to make sushi Wednesday?s happen. Don?t send Lily?s she?s allergic. ?? For the short time I was able to spend with her left a lasting impression. Missing you forever now ? shit man (in my best Melinda voice) "

Megan Bachand wrote on Aug 13, 2019:

"We all lost a wonderful soul! But the memories we hold close will remain forever. Most of you might not know but she and I shared a radio talk show :) the Meg n Mel show it was on air for a short time as Skip was our only guest. She?s the reason work was so fun! We?ll always try to make sushi Wednesday?s happen. Don?t send Lily?s she?s allergic. ?? For the short time I was able to spend with her left a lasting impression. Missing you forever now ? shit man (in my best Melinda voice) "

Denise Champine wrote on Aug 13, 2019:

"She was so beautiful....I was lucky enough to know her for 40+ yrs! Love you Mel?"

Megan Bachand wrote on Aug 13, 2019:

"We all lost a wonderful soul! But the memories we hold close will remain forever. Most of you might not know but she and I shared a radio talk show :) the Meg n Mel show it was on air for a short time as Skip was our only guest. She?s the reason work was so fun! We?ll always try to make sushi Wednesday?s happen. Don?t send Lily?s she?s allergic. ?? For the short time I was able to spend with her left a lasting impression. Missing you forever now ? shit man (in my best Melinda voice) "

Vikki Cable-Carbonari wrote on Aug 13, 2019:

"So Sorry For Your Loss..This is so unfair..I pray this is the end to all the pain your family has had to face...So Very sorry Vikki Cable-Carbonari"

Diane Ison wrote on Aug 13, 2019:

"So sorry for your loss. Prayers for the Otto and Kincaid families."

Diane Ison wrote on Aug 13, 2019:

"So sorry for your loss."

Ruth Johnson wrote on Aug 13, 2019:

"So hard to imagine Melinda not being here. Sending thoughts and prayers to the whole family.?????"

Mary Cochrane wrote on Aug 13, 2019:

"Melinda was such a nice and kind person. Heaven truly gained an angel. God bless the Kincaid and Otto families and all those that loved Melinda. Our community will truly miss her. ???"

Eric Swanson wrote on Aug 13, 2019:

"My thoughts and prayers to the Otto and Kincaid families. May God comfort you all during this most difficult time. "

Pat (Pettis) Bierdemann wrote on Aug 13, 2019:

"My deepest sympathies to Melinda`s family. It has been several years since last seeing her or her husband, May God comfort you all and grant you His peace. "

Sandy Conley wrote on Aug 13, 2019:

"Thoughts and prayers to the families."

Carolyn Bocek See wrote on Aug 13, 2019:

"Sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you."

Carolyn Bocek See wrote on Aug 13, 2019:

"Sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers with you ."

Mike & Linda Duff wrote on Aug 13, 2019:

"So sorry for the families loss"

Cindy Harris wrote on Aug 13, 2019:

"Remember the time out after bars closed we were hungry raided gardens went home made soup fun times togethered love you mel gone to OK soon Cindy"

Mike & Linda Duff wrote on Aug 13, 2019:

"Our thoughts and prayers to the family"

Rose Gerow wrote on Aug 13, 2019:

"So sorry for UR loss Skip, Kristi and Jesse and extended family. Melinda was a wonderful person, So dedicated to her family , a smile on her face always !!! U will be missed !!! Love never dies !!!"