Carol Jean Cork

September 17, 1951 - March 08, 2023


Obituary For Carol Jean Cork

Madison - Carol "Nana" J. Cork, aged 71, passed away at Meriter hospital on March 8th 2023 surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Sault Ste Marie, Michigan on Sept. 17th 1951 to Viola Mae and Lawrence Gordon Leask.

She was an avid lover of elephants and, for unknown reasons, geese. She could usually be found taking long walks around the neighborhood, enjoying the outdoors and admiring nature. In the summer her apartment was usually full to the brim with grandchildren, making innumerable unforgettable memories together.

She is survived by her eldest brother Larry Leask; her three children, Laura (Phil) Molenkamp, Thomas "Tommy" (Kirsten) Cork, and Kristi (Joe) Cork; her beloved Grandchildren, Korie Danz, Savion (Martha) Villarreal, Abigail Danz, Payne Cork, Melissa Cork and Jamie Cork; and her great-grandchildren, "Little" Savion Villarreal, Leo Legler and Kai Legler; and her cat Merlin.

She is preceded in death by her mother and father, her youngest brother Dave Leask and her best buddy her cat Otto Butt.

A special thank you to all the nurses at Meriter hospital and a special shout out to her nurse Vik. A celebration of life will be held in the warmer months (as she would have wanted). Details will be shared in a facebook page to be posted later.

“There are no goodbyes for us. Wherever you are, you will always be in my heart.”

To view and sign this guestbook, please visit:

Ryan Funeral Home & Cremation Services 5701 Odana Road 608-274-1000

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  • March 17, 2023

    My Deepest Sympathies to Carol's Family and Friends. She was always so nice to me and my family. I always admired her success and independence. I was truly blessed to have met her. Rest in Peace Carol. May Peace be with all who have met and know her. My Prayers.

  • March 17, 2023

    Thinking of you all. May her memory be a blessing and bring a smile to your lips every day.

  • March 16, 2023

    Laura Tommy &Chrissy so sorry for your loss .Your mom was a caring person .I will always remember her sense of humor she was able to make any laugh with a quick joke she will be missed by all who knew her R.I.P carol

  • March 16, 2023

    Carol was my aunt she was such a sweet person it is so sad that carol has passed away

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    I am so very sorry for your loss. Carol talked so much about her grandchildren. They truly were special to her. I am saddened that she did not get to retire and spend time with her family. May she rest in peace. -Diana

  • March 15, 2023

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