Melody Ottum

June 24, 1953 March 30, 2010

Melody Ottum of Kauai, Hawaii, died Tuesday, March 30, 2010, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital in Honolulu at the age of 56. She was born June 24, 1953, to Paul and Mertice Roeder.

She was a 1971 graduate of Waukesha High School. On March 3, 1983, she married William Ottum in Waukesha. For 20 years, she worked for Toolmaster Hawaii, Inc.

She will be sadly missed by her husband, Bill of Hawaii; along with her brother, John (Terri) Roeder of Virginia; and sisters, Bev (John) Ramsey of Illinois and Texas, Carol Stollenwerk of Eagle, Kay (Ron) Jester of Waterville and Paulette Meeth of Genesee. She will also be missed by all of her brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until the 6 p.m. memorial service Tuesday, April 13, at Randle-Dable Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. Burial of cremated remains will take place at a later date at Wisconsin Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, N19-W24350 Riverwood Drive, Waukesha, WI 53188.

For further information, please call Randle-Dable Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035 or go to for directions or to leave an online tribute.