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OBITUARY: Kristine Kay Ott

Kristine Kay Ott, age 48, of Brillion, WI concluded her valiant battle with kidney cancer, which she fought on her own terms, and went home to the Lord on July 12, 2017.

Kris was born on January 20, 1969, daughter of Judy and the late Dennis Ott.  She grew up in Brillion, WI where she would pass days playing with her sister, staying up late devouring books, and spending entire weekends with family, grandparents, and relatives at Long Lake swimming, water skiing, and playing games. She was always active, intellectually engaging, and a competitor. In high school she was a three sport athlete who received many honors, played the lead role in several musicals, and excelled academically, culminating as the valedictorian of her class. Kris attended Cornell College, in Mount Vernon, IA where she excelled in volleyball and graduated summa cum laude.

 After various professional positions, Kris found her calling and attended Lakeside School of Massage Therapy in Milwaukee. She was a state licensed and nationally certified professional member of the American Massage Therapy Association. For several years she was also active in the Mid-Day Women’s Alliance.

 Her professional passion resided in starting up and running her own small business, Antidote Massage Therapy, in Menasha, WI.  Kris utilized a customized blend of therapeutic and relaxation techniques to help manage stress, minimize pain, and maximize health. As a massage therapist, Kris had a gift for providing great care, healing, and love to her clients and patients.

Kris was always a very loving and caring person with unending devotion to her Lord and to her family.  She was a rock for her mother and father throughout her adult life. She had a quick wit, an amazing memory, and an angelic voice that she shared in musical productions and in church services throughout much of her life. In her spare time she continued enjoying the “lake” and watching and following many sports with her family, but she seemingly preferred volleyball over all others, particularly when cheering for the Wisconsin Badger Volleyball team as a recent season ticketholder.

 Kris was greatly loved and will be greatly missed. She is survived by her loving mother Judy Ott of Brillion, WI; sister Lynda Ott of Brillion, WI; brother Dan (Kathie) Ott of Broken Arrow, OK; and brother Keith (Pam) Ott of Plymouth, WI. In addition, she deeply touched the lives of and is survived by nephew Nathan Ott and grandnephew Hunter Ott of Plymouth, WI; niece Christie Ott of Boston, MA; nephew Tyler (Ashley) Ott of Boston, MA; Daniel Brock of Tulsa, OK; Stacy (Robert) Hirschman of Edmond, OK; AFS sister Christina Faria of Portugal; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

 Kris was preceded in death by her father Dennis Ott.

 A visitation for Kris will be held on Monday, July 17, 2017, from 2:00 p.m. until 4:45 p.m. at Faith United Methodist Church, 204 Horn St., Brillion, WI.  A memorial service will follow the visitation, officiated by Rev. Dale Eggert.  Kris has been cremated, and burial will take place in Brillion Community Cemetery.

 Online condolences may be made.

 The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Rev. Dale Eggert, the staff at Fox Valley Hematology & Oncology and Heartland Hospice for their high quality of care, compassion, and professionalism.


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