Jean C. Burgoyne, 78, of Wausau, Wisconsin, went to her heavenly home on April 5th, 2022, with her family by her side.
She was born to the late Emil & Leona Beckman on April 30, 1943, in Wausau, WI and was 10 minutes older than her twin sister, Joan Walters. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Bill and Karl Beckman. Jean is survived by her loving husband of 52 years, Dale Burgoyne, who has been by her side the last 3 years as she battled Parkinson’s; her two children, Pam Williams (Jason) and Kevin Burgoyne (Darcie); her sisters, Joan Walters and Sharon Will; her brothers, Danny Beckman (Dawn) and Rick Beckman (Mary Ellen); and several nieces and nephews. She was also a beloved Grandma to her five grandchildren: Zachary Williams, Emily Williams, Caleb Williams, Sadie Burgoyne, Samantha Burgoyne.
Jean loved her family and friends and especially her husband, Dale. Jean and Dale were married on August 16, 1969, in Wausau and honeymooned at Mackinac Island. They spent 52 years loving each other and taking care of their family. Snowmobiling and spending the week at Eagle River every year for the snowmobile races were some of their best memories together.
Jean graduated in 1961 from Wausau East High School. Upon graduation, she worked at HG Phillips Company. Jean then worked as a saleswoman for WSAU and later moved to sales at WSAW Channel 7. She was very outgoing, and she enjoyed talking and building relationships with new people. After Jean and Dale retired, they sold their home in Wausau and moved into a motor home. They spent their years in a motor home doing the things they loved most. They visited grandchildren, went to NASCAR races to watch Dale Earnhardt, played with their beloved Boston Terrier, also named Earnhardt, watched ballgames, enjoyed time at casinos, and toured the country for a number of years until Jean’s health worsened and they returned to their hometown of Wausau.
Jean loved puzzles, reading, any kind of chocolate, watching the 49ers, Brewers, Mississippi State Softball, snowmobiling, sitting in the sunshine, playing slot machines, and listening to music, especially Willie Nelson songs. She was very patriotic and proud of family for serving their country.
Jean left her family with many memories but will be missed tremendously.
A visitation for family and friends will be held at Brainard Funeral Home in Wausau on Monday, April 11th from 9-11am with the service to follow starting at 11am.
Her family would like to give special thanks to the hospice nurses (Kayla, Lynn, Susan) and doctors at Aspirus Hospital in Wausau for giving her the love and care she deserved.