Ardelle April Jakse (Rivers) diedpeacefully Wednesday, June 1, 2011, in her daughter's home in Appleton, Wis.
She was born April 11, 1927, in Orr, and lived in Virginia most of her life. She married Victor Jakse on Oct. 18, 1947, and was a homemaker, a wonderful cook and a world-class baker.
Ardelle loved to travel and had many nice vacations with her family. She was an avid Minnesota Twins fan, had many friends and a wonderful sense of humor. She will be greatly missed.
Survivors include four daughters, Jean (Jagol) of Gilbert, Paulette (Mark) Sklenar of Appleton, Wis., Vicki (Dan) Poepard of Forest Lake, Minn. and Kathy (Jeff) Robertson of Ashland, Ore.; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sisters Gail and Barbara; brother Charlie; sister-in-law Pauline Began; and nieces and nephews.
Ardelle was preceded in death by her husband Victor; son Joseph; son-in-law Duane Jagol; father John Rivers; mother Martha Johnson; sister Lorna Hall; and brothers Roger and Billy.
Honoring Ardelle's wishes, there will be no service or memorial.