MADISON—Jean Ann (Kosak) Gacayan-Read, age 59, of Madison, is currently dancing in heaven like no one is watching. On Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017, she left this earth fighting ovarian cancer like a princess warrior.
She was born on Oct. 6, 1958, in Reedsburg, the daughter of Wilfrid and June Kosak. After graduating from Reedsburg High School in 1976, Jean attended UW-Green Bay. In 1978, she married and lovingly raised her children, Peter and Brian. In 2004, she married her true companion, Rolly Gacayan-Read. Jean was a loving and supportive step-mother to his five children and together they enjoyed their 20 grandchildren. Later in life, Jean fulfilled her lifelong dream of having an in home daycare. She was a member of Life Center Madison.
Jean is survived by her dedicated and loving husband, Rolly; ex-husband, Roger Baumel; sons, Peter and Brian Baumel; three brothers; six sisters; and many other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents.
A memorial service will be held at LIFE CENTER MADISON, 4402 Femrite Drive, Madison, at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018. Visitation will be held at the church from 9 a.m. until the time of the service on Saturday.
Online condolences may be made at www.gundersonfh.com.
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