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Obituary for Joyce M. Ottum

February 1, 1925 – June 22, 2023

Joyce M. Ottum, 98, passed away at St. Monica’s Senior Living on June 22.

Joyce M. Ottum
In loving memory of Joyce M. Ottum

Joyce was born in Granite, Okla., on Feb. 1, 1925. She was a gifted and talented artist. Her paintings are in many private collections and are also shown at the Racine Art Museum. Joyce was a commercial illustrator and art teacher at the University of Utah prior to moving to Racine. She was one of the founding members of the Artists Gallery of Racine.

Joyce is survived by her sons, Bob (Holly) Ottum and Rich Ottum; grandchildren, Lisa (Bonnie Erwin) Ottum, David (Susan Hernandez) Ottum, and Jessica (Karl Herschede) Zalewski; and niece, Veda Reed.


Private services for Joyce will be held. Memorials in Joyce’s memory have been suggested to the Racine Art Museum or Artists Gallery of Racine.

Obituary and photo courtesy of Purath-Strand Funeral Home.

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