Jacqueline J. “Jackie” (Mrs. Robert) Silkey, age 82 of Faribault, died Sunday, December 28, 2008 at her home in Faribault.
Funeral services will be on Friday, January 2, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. at Divine Mercy Catholic Church at Immaculate Conception, Faribault. Interment will be in St. Lawrence Cemetery, Faribault.
Visitation will be at the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault on Thursday, January 1, 2009 from 2 to 5 p.m. and also at the church for one hour prior to the services on Friday.
Jacqueline June, the daughter of John and Marie J. (Timmers) Minnette and stepfather, Eugene G. “Bud” Kenow, was born October 16, 1926 at Portland, OR. She graduated from Faribault High School in 1944. Jackie was married to Robert E. Silkey from 1947 until his death on May 29, 1986. She worked at N.W. Bell Telephone, Farmers Seed, the Chicken Koop, she operated a day care in her home, owned and operated Bob and Jackie’s Live Bait and Modern Bar and Café.
She is survived by six children, Charles (and Jean) Silkey at Faribault, Roxanne “Roxie” (and Thomas) Dillon of Shieldsville, Debra (and Jay) Fahrendorff of Medina, Daniel (and Nancy) Silkey, Thomas Silkey (Elizabeth Nelson), James Silkey (Gretchen Curtiss) all of Faribault; 15 grandchildren, Claire, Erin, Adam and Chase Silkey, Bill, Amy, and David Dillon, Jarilyn and Jack Fahrendorff, Breana, Bennett and Alisha Silkey, Alison and Robert Silkey, and Amber Silkey; seven great grandchildren, Jade Silkey, Cole Dillon, Madison Roessler, Emerson Dillon, Kennedy Buckman, Hunter and Hudson Dillon; one sister, Darlene (and Albert) Schuenke of Faribault.
She was preceded in death
by her husband; her daughter, Shawn Marie; and her parents.
I met Jackie thru her childern, and she made me feel like one of the family any time I was around her. She was a great woman, and I miss seeing her around town.
I met Shawn at Mankato State we played basketball and raquetball and spent a lot of time in the computer lab. Shawn working nonstop to complete the program and make it work(some how she thought that was important) and me keeping her company and getting printouts and of course working on my program...which seldom worked. It wasn't long before we were headed to Faribo to the Modern to see Jackie...she put us to work shortly after the "Hello's" I thought it was great to be in the mix, Jackie always had another job to do, just one more thing...then she opened her home to me and I had a place to stay and work for the summer and on the weekends. The farm house was such a nice break from campus with the garden and gravel roads. Oh and Jackies crockpot surprize...I don't think I had ever eaten most of the game that went into that pot. The visits to the cabin will always stay with me. Skiing on the lake and visiting with the neighbors...oh and the little jobs, cutting down the limbs trying to flatten the cabin, digging out the fire pit (Shawn saying "I just like to watch you work"). trying like heck to rebuild the front windows so the wouldn't fall out. We always had fun after the work was done. Jackie would walk through the front room and say "I'm going to bed!" was always a good clue that it was very late and time to go! Taking the little row boat with the outboard across the lake for groceries or to church. It was good. Thank you Jackie for so very much.
Sorry to hear about your mom, Dan and your mother-in-law Nancy. Will keep you and her in our prayers.
my prayers are with your mother and grandmother was a very good person she led a good life
I remember Jackie's home as being warm and inviting. It didn't matter the day or time, her door was always open, and another plate was always set at her table. She encouraged me to try new things - like turtle stew. She welcomed her children's friends. I spent a lot of time with Debbie in town and at the lake - and enjoyed every minute. Thank you God for all the days you shared Jackie with us, now she is home with you. Sheila Kenworthy (Bowman)