Jill Berndt Jedlicki passed away suddenly from cardiac arrest on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018 at the age of 53.
On April 13, 1965 Jill was the sixth child born to Marvin and Vonda Osterkamp in Worthington, MN. Jill was a 1983 graduate from De Anza High School in Richmond, CA.
Her three beautiful daughters were the pride and joy of her life. She always lit up when able to spend time with family. She was especially close to her grandson Riley who helped her win the family pumpkin contest one year when she dressed him in Bears attire and placed him inside the pumpkin. Her love and loyalty for “Da Bears” was birthed during the years she lived in Chicago. Throughout her life, Jill lived in Minnesota, California, Chicago and South Dakota.
Jill was a dedicated and hard worker. She was a postal carrier in Elk River, MN for many years. Through her friendship with Gerildine, she met her husband, Buck. Eventually Jill moved to Winner and was married on Jan, 11, 2017. Together they purchased the Black Lab Bar where Jill spent most of her time. Jill could be heard singing at the top of her lungs to various songs while working. She will be missed by her many loyal customers.
Blessed for having shared her life are: her husband Buck Jedlicki; her children: Amy (Mike) Lehman of Montrose, MN; Sara Berndt (Christian) of Anoka, MN; Brooke Berndt of Winner, SD; her step son Lucas Jedlicki of Winner, SD; three grandchildren, Riley, Levi and Austin; her mother, Vonda (Donnie) Nilsson; siblings, Boone (Ann) Osterkamp, Robin Osterkamp, Kurt (Deb) Osterkamp and Dawn Stenberg; her mother-in-law Gerildine Jedlicki; as well as many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
Jill was preceded in death by: her father Marvin Osterkamp; her brother Boyd Osterkamp; her grandparents Floyd and Rose Hutton, and Fred and Tillie Osterkamp; and many aunts, uncles and several cousins.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at 3 pm, Saturday, Sept. 8, at the First Christian Church in Winner, SD.