Ariel Christine Sakry was born on February 10th, 1997, in Alexandria, MN, and brought much joy to her parents, Nichole (Toft) and Josh Sakry. She was baptized at Bethesda Lutheran Church in Alexandria and confirmed at Clarkfield Lutheran Church. Ariel graduated from Yellow Medicine East High School in Granite Falls in 2015 before attending Fergus Falls Community College for her generals. She had just recently been accepted to SMSU in Marshall to start her journey towards becoming a teacher. Not one to shy away from hard work, Ariel lived out her “what can I do to help you?” motto by serving others in a nursing capacity at the Clarkfield Care Center, as a lifeguard at the Clarkfield pool, and helping customers at J & S. She has worked since she was 15 years old after obtaining her CNA license.
On October 19, 2019, Ariel and Isaac Malone were married at New Life Church in Alexandria before the couple moved to rural Wadena where they built a home and a family together. Kase and Thea—Ariel’s everything’s—kept her busy and made her relish motherhood. Family was everything to Ariel, as evidenced by her daily talks with her best friend, her mom, Niki, and her grandparents, Daryle and Sue. Never one to miss a family event, she prioritized being there for her loved ones above all else. She adored her sisters, Jadyn and Kiara, was attentive to her great-grandparents, and was an all-around caring and loving woman who was quick to forgive others.
For as beautiful of a girl that Ariel was, one who enjoyed doing her hair and makeup, she had a beautiful voice to match and was selected to go on a European tour for choir to share her vocal talents with others. Lake life also called to Ariel; she loved to fish with her great-grandpa, grandpa, but especially her dad, Josh, and go to the camper on Lake Amelia. She was full of life and lived it to the fullest.
On Friday, April 29th, 2022, Ariel passed away at her home in rural Wadena, a life cut too short at the young age of 25. She is preceded in death by her husband, Isaac; great-grandparents, Leo and Phyllis Toft, George Sakry, Dorothy Brevig, and Eldon and Ella Beeler.
Left to carry on her legacy and cherish her memory are the loves of her life, Kase and Thea; parents, Nichole and Josh Sakry; sisters, Jadyn and Kiara Sakry; grandparents, Daryle and Sue Toft, Bobbi Jo Sakry, Jim and Janice Sakry; great-grandmother, Marjorie Sakry; great-grandfather, Kenneth Brevig; uncles, Sean (Jody) Toft, Matt (Sandi) Sakry, and Jason (Jeannine) Sakry; cousins, Ashton, Mayson, Zach, Courtney, Allison, Jake, Josh, Sarah, Jaelan, and Paisley, and many more cousins, aunts, uncles, and friends.
Visitation will be on Thursday, May 5th, 2022 from 1-3 PM at the Clarkfield Lutheran Church, followed by the funeral service at 3 PM.