Mylan E. Ottum
Mylan E. Ottum, age 80, passed away peacefully Friday, June 7, 2019 Mylan was born to Edwin E. and Evelyn O. (Kolbo) Ottum June 2, 1939 in Westby, WI. He married Linda L. Mitchell on November 11, 1972 in Marquette, Michigan. Mylan enjoyed spending time camping and grilling and picnicking in the park, studying Genealogy and his Norwegian Heritage, and taking long drives to explore many Wisconsin sites. He was involved in his church, confirmed at Brush Creek Lutheran in Ontario, WI and then Calvary Lutheran, ELCA in Brookfield, WI, and Bethel Lutheran in La Crosse, WI. Mylan was very family oriented and spent as much time with his 5 grandchildren as he could. He was proud of them all and very giving of his time. Mylan worked for 17 years at Ruby Farms in Brookfield, WI showing horses and maintaining properties for Ruby Realties. He did many other jobs in his life including farming, construction, truck driving, and factory. He always provided for his family. Mylan is survived by his wife Linda, Daughter Jamiee Ottum, Son Eric (Jodi) Ottum, his grandchildren, Ashley, Caleb, and Melissa Niesl, Tyler Biller-Brooks and Emily Ottum. He is also survived by his brothers Kenneth, Blaine (Joyce), Russel (Barbara), Elvin (Myrna), Nordahl, and Norman Ottum, and 1 sister Carolyn (David) Kennedy of Beloit, WI. And 3 Sister in Laws, Mable (Richard) Dowe, Pam (Thomas) Thorpe, And Mary (Thomas) Mitchell and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. He is preceded in death by his parents Edwin E. Ottum (1899-1965) and Evelyn O. Ottum (1918-1997), Twin siblings, Sandra and Stanley, His Father and Mother in law, Bill Mitchell and Elsie (Seymour) Mitchell, Brother In Law, David (Carolyn) Kennedy, Brother In Law Thomas (Mary) Mitchell, and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. The family thanks Gundersen Health System and Vernon Memorial Hospice, as well as Coulee Region Cremation Group.