Joan M. Jaykowski

Feb. 23, 1933 - Oct. 15, 2011

Joan M. Jaykowski of Waukesha, formerly of Menasha, passed away Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011, lovingly surrounded by her family at her home after a valiant fight with cancer, at the age of 78. She was born Feb. 23, 1933, in Menasha, the daughter of John and Cecilia Jaykoski.

Joan played professional baseball in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League from 1951 to 1952 for the Kenosha Comets, the Grand Rapids Chicks and several other pro teams. Her name is on a plaque in the Brewers Hall of Fame and in the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. She was an avid Brewers and Packers fan.

Joan will be sadly missed by longtime friend, Eva Stork, other family and many friends.

Visitation for Joan will be held from 11 a.m. until the 12:30 p.m. funeral service Wednesday, Oct. 19, at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, 1205 S. East Ave., Waukesha, WI 53186. Private entombment will take place at Wisconsin Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to Beautiful Savior Church (see address above) or ComForcare Senior Services, 414 W. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha, WI 53188, are appreciated.

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is serving the family. For the online obituary or to leave a condolence, please visit www.WaukeshasFuneralHome.com, or call 542-6609.