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Jacqueline M. Pikula

Jacqueline Pikula was born on January 7, 1943 to Stanley and Josephine (Kijowski) Lipinski in Chicago, Illinois. On September 11, 1965, she married her high school sweetheart, Ronald P. Pikula at St. William’s Church in Chicago. For a year, she attended Northern Illinois University and earned her business degree at the University of South Dakota. Through the years she worked many jobs as a software specialist for companies such as Broadway and Seymour in St. Paul, MN, as an Officer for Bartlett State Bank in Bartlett, Illinois and went on to travel the country as a bank software conversion specialist for First National Bank of Omaha and other firms.  She served as an assistant Vice-President for First National Bank South Dakota in Yankton and as assistant to the Dean of the Beacom School of Business at the University of South Dakota before retiring in 2005.
In 1980, Jacqueline and Ron moved to Yankton, South Dakota.
Jacqueline had a special interest in jewelry. Her and Ron attended many jewelry shows, even traveling to Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She began by fixing her own jewelry and went on to making her own. Jacqueline was an extrovert who could easily start a conversation with anybody. She was a loving hardworking wife and mother and grandmother.
Jacqueline passed away on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at the Avera Heart Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota having attained the age of 75 years, 2 months, and 20 days.
She is survived and remembered by her husband of 52 years, Ronald Pikula of Yankton, South Dakota; sons: Brian S. Pikula of Phoenix, Arizona and Erik (Michelle) Pikula of Phoenix, Arizona; grandchildren: Tyler Pikula, Brandon Pikula, Allison Pikula, and Benjamin Pikula; and sister Carol Horvath of Rockford, Illinois.
She was preceded in death by her parents.

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Ron and family so sorry to hear of your loss, our sympathy and prayers are with all of you at this time of loss.

Scott Winckler Apr 2 2018 3:37 AM

Brian and Eric, So sorry to hear the loss of your mother. I have fond memories of her while hanging out at your place on the weekend. Your mom was a fine lady and will truly be missed by those who knew her. Wayne

Wayne Brandt Apr 1 2018 11:20 PM

Ron: Please accept my condolences on the loss of your beautiful wife. Jackie served as the assistant to the Dean while I was the Associate Dean and then Interim Dean of the College of Business. She was a wonderful colleague and lovely person. She will be missed.

Diane Hoadley Apr 1 2018 2:16 AM

Jackie worked for me in the Financial Aid Office at the University of South Dakota. Although technically I was her boss, she taught me a great many things. Her friendship meant the world to me. I always considered her a very special person and one I could always call a dear friend. She was dearly loved.

Grace Bick Mar 31 2018 5:24 PM

So very blessed to have had the honor of knowing this wonderful woman. She was always such a joy to visit with while I manicured her nails each month. Prayers to you Ron.

Marlys Buchheim Mar 31 2018 4:25 PM

Brian, Eric & Family, I am so incredibly sorry for your loss. Losing a parent, wife, grandparent is incredibly difficult. I know from experience that there really are no words to truly comfort you at this time but know that you are in the thoughts & prayers of many in the days, weeks & months ahead.

Renee (Copper) Walton Mar 31 2018 10:56 AM

My deepest sympathy Ron to you and your family.

Marella Miedema Mar 31 2018 5:38 AM

Pikula family - I worked with Jackie at USD. She was such a wonderful person - so kind and caring. So sorry to read about her passing.

Patsy Sullivan Mar 29 2018 7:47 PM

Ron-so sorry to hear of your wifes passing.

Ray and Kathy Beecher Mar 29 2018 6:52 PM

Dear cousin Jackie, miss you so much already We love you and will see you on the other Side -Heaven has gained an angel - watch over us . Rest In Peace

Debby Reilly Mar 29 2018 4:10 AM