Kincaid, Lynn M.
Lynn M. Kincaid, age 62, of Southfield, MI died Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at the Wisconsin Rapids Nursing and Rehabilitation Center following a 4 year battle with cancer. Her devoted family and caregivers were by her side.
Born June 30, 1952 in Wisconsin Rapids, WI Lynn was the first child of Jean (Ratzburg) and Donald Kincaid. She grew up in Port Edwards, WI and graduated from John Edwards High School in Port Edwards, WI in 1970. In 1972 she married William Bumby of Ripon, WI. They were divorced in 1977. Lynn received her college undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point in 1979. She went on from there to receive her Master's Degree in Sociology from the University of Michigan in 1982.
Lynn remained in Michigan the rest of her adult life, mostly near Detroit. She had a long and very successful career as a Lead Research Analyst at Maritz Research with a broad base of Fortune 500 clients, many from the automotive sector. Her work provided Lynn with inspiration, purpose, and challenge. Her co-workers gave her support, loyalty, and friendship. Her love of music, concerts, travel, and the arts provided interest, diversion, and entertainment.
Lynn is survived by her father, Donald Kincaid of Wisconsin Rapids; brother, Gary (Rebecca) Kincaid of Green Bay, WI; sisters Sharon (Jan) Holy of Port Edwards, WI; and Donna Kincaid (Kerry Ames) of Rome, WI. Also surviving are nephews Ben (Christin) Holy, Christopher Holy, Ian (Alicia) Kincaid, and Elliot (Emily) Kincaid, as well as numerous cousins.
Lynn was preceded in death by her grandmother, Dorothy Kincaid; grandparents Lula and Walter Ratzburg; mother Jean (Ratzburg Kincaid, her Aunt Arlene Ratzburg, other aunts and uncles, and by her beloved puppy, Gracie.
Lynn's family would like to thank the staff at Wisconsin Rapids Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for the care and the kindness offered during the time Lynn needed that most. Thanks, too, to the Karmanos
Cancer Center in Detroit and the Carbone Cancer Center at UW Hospitals in Madison, WI. A special thanks goes out to Lynn's friends at Maritz and her dear neighborhood friend Geri Davis for their kindness and support to Lynn and family.
There will be no formal memorial service or visitation since this was Lynn's expressed wish. On-line condolences may be expressed at ritchayfuneralhome.com. In lieu of gifts please consider a donation to a cause you find worthy of your time and resources. Lynn would have liked that.
Ritchay Funeral Home
1950 12th St South Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495-0847
Published in Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune on Aug. 29, 2014