Jacqueline “Jackie” Pientok died on November 4, 2023, at the age of 87. Jackie was born August 12th,
1936 in Arcadia, Wisconsin to Roy and Angeline (Swietz) Dworschak. She married Art Pientok in May of
1960 and moved to Independence, Wisconsin. She and Art farmed until his death August 5, 1995. Jackie
worked in retail in her early years at “dime stores” in Arcadia and then in Independence. Later, she also
spent over 20 years working as a baker at the deli at Clippers IGA in Independence.
Jackie was a polio survivor but never let is slow her down. She lived life to the fullest. Jackie loved cats
and had many as household friends throughout her life. She enjoyed playing cards for the challenge and
the camaraderie. She enjoyed gardening, visiting with friends and family, and the occasional spin on the
snowmobile. Jackie was loved for her wit, her determination to remain independent, and all of the tasty
goodies she would prepare for farm workers, friends and family events.
Jackie was proceeded in death by her loving husband Art Pientok; parents; and brother and sister-in-
law: Wayne and Sheri Dworschak. Jackie is now at peace with Art and other loved ones who have
departed before her. She is survived by family and friends who will dearly miss her loving spirit.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 11, 2023, at Sts. Peter and
Paul Catholic Church, Independence, with Father George Thayilkuzhithottu officiating. Family and friends
are invited for visitation beginning at 9:30 a.m. until the time of service at church. Burial will be in the
church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Jackie’s honor may be directed to S.S. Peter and Paul
Church Restoration Project or to the Trempealeau County Humane Society. To express condolences to
her family online, please visit http://www.edisonfuneralhome.com.

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