Darrell Eldean Vikse, 90, of Spring Valley, died on January 13, 2020 at Ostrander Care and Rehab.
Darrell was born February 27, 1929, the son of Ed and Edna (Kappers) Vikse. He attended country school through 8th grade and then he worked on the family farm and did many odd jobs. He worked for Kappers Construction and Alder Sande Implement. He was united in marriage to Glenna Jacobson on August 29, 1953 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in rural Racine. They then farmed for 17 years. He retired from farming and then worked at the Ostrander Nursing Home as the maintenance director for 10 years. Then he opened his antique store in Spring Valley called Waterfront Antique & Collectibles. He loved to go to auctions all around the area. He also was an avid fisherman and loved to tell jokes. Darrell was a member of Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Spring Valley.
Darrell is survived by his sons Mike (Donnette) Vikse and Mark Vikse of Spring Valley, Monty (Laura) Vikse of Mukwonago, WI, daughters Melodi Wood of Ostrander, Michelle (Doug) Plaehn of Spring Valley, and Melissa Vikse of Preston; 12 grandchildren Danielle (Ryan) Sexton, Trista (Keith) Tieskotter, Jenni (Terry) Ackman, Tara (Jason) Post, LeAnn (Josh) Raveill, Brittany Vikse, Aaron Vikse, Brett Wood, Mitchell Plaehn, Marcus Plaehn, Jacob Vikse, and Gabe Vikse; 14 great-grandchildren; brother Fred (Shirley) Vikse of Rochester, and sister-in-law Charlotte Vikse of Rochester.
He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, a sister, and 2 brothers.
Funeral services for Darrell will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 17, 2020 at Our Saviors Lutheran in Spring Valley with Pastor Susan Li and Pastor Betsy Dartt officiating. Burial will be in the Ostrander Cemetery immediately following the service. Visitation will be held from 10-11 a.m. at the church on Friday.
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