1913 - 2013 (100 years)
||Sackett, Willis Alden |
||9 Feb 1913
||Scotch Grove Township, Jones County, Iowa, USA [1, 2, 3]
||25 Apr 1930
||Sand Springs, South Fork Township, Delaware, Iowa, USA 
||Jones County, Iowa, USA 
||22 Apr 1940
||Lovell Township, Jones County, Iowa, USA 
||19 Oct 2013
||Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa, USA [1, 2]
||Walker Cemetery, Walker, Linn County, Iowa, USA 
||Sackett | Descendants of John Sackett the Colonist
||7 Jul 2015 |
||Sackett, Matthew Dunham, b. 7 Sep 1875, Scotch Grove Township, Jones County, Iowa, USA , d. 19 Feb 1953, Iowa City, Johnson, Iowa, USA (Age 77 years) |
||King, Bertha Belle, b. 26 Sep 1886, Kenwood Park, Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa, USA , d. 15 Apr 1973, Jones County, Iowa, USA (Age 86 years) |
||2 Mar 1903
||Marion, Linn County, Iowa, USA 
||11 children |
|Born - 9 Feb 1913 - Scotch Grove Township, Jones County, Iowa, USA
|Census - 25 Apr 1930 - Sand Springs, South Fork Township, Delaware, Iowa, USA
|Residence - 1935 - Jones County, Iowa, USA
|Census - 22 Apr 1940 - Lovell Township, Jones County, Iowa, USA
|Died - 19 Oct 2013 - Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa, USA
|Buried - - Walker Cemetery, Walker, Linn County, Iowa, USA
- Willis And Dorothy Sackett
«tab»Celebrated their 60th wedding anniversay on Feb. 2,2008. They were united in marriage on Jan. 31,1948 in Anamosa, Iowa. They had ten children, 21 grandchildren, and nine great- grandchildren. Willis (known as Bill) also is celebrating his 95th birthday on Feb. 9th. Willis is the son of Mathew Dunham Jr. and Bertha Sackett. - [Robert Sackett]
- [S812] Obits for Life, 6 Jul 2015.
Willis "Bill" A. Sackett Obituary
Date of Birth:
Sunday, February 9th, 1913
Date of Death:
Saturday, October 19th, 2013
Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service-Walker
317 Greene Street
Walker, Iowa, UNITED STATES
Willis ?Bill? Sackett, 100, passed away with his wife and daughter by his side, Saturday, October 19, 2013, at his daughter Sue?s home in Cedar Rapids. Services: 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 23, 2013, at the Walker Bible Church, Walker, by Pastor Casey Reinkoester. Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, October 22, 2013, at the church. Burial: Walker Cemetery, Walker, with military honors by American Legion Ray Post #376. Following the burial a luncheon will be held at the Walker Legion Hall.
Bill is survived by his wife of 65 years, Dorothy; ten children, Ron of Cedar Rapids, Wally (Terri) of Newhall, Sherry of Cedar Rapids, Lynn (Karen) of Ogden, Marilyn (Miles) Wilson of Robins, Sue (Ken) Clayton of Cedar Rapids, Rich (Pam) of Winthrop, Wayne of Robins, Alan (Susan) of Durant, and Jeff (Lucy) of Cedar Rapids. His loving legacy includes 18 grandchildren, Mat, Vicky, Kelly (Casey Sanders) and Travis Sackett, Mike (Shelley), Connor and Hannah Sackett, Tiffany, Austin and Logan Wilson, Josh Fuessley, Brandi (Ben Sindelar), Cami and Tessa (Dick Cole) Sackett, Billy and Jamie Sackett, Monica and Lexie Sackett; 11 great-grandchildren, Keana and Keagan Sackett, Riley and Chloe Quinn, Cael and Addyson Sanders, Kayden Sackett, Kyle Sackett, Isabel Guerrero, Oscar and Oliver Cole; one great-great-grandchild, Alayna Sackett; plus many nephews, nieces and cousins who knew and loved him.
He was preceded in death by two sons, Michael P. (1955-1969) and Kevin B. (stillborn-1961); daughter-in-law, Sharon (DeSotel) Sackett; grandchildren, Scott Sackett and Alisha Sackett; and great-granddaugher, Abigail Sindelar.
Bill was born February 9, 1913, in Scotch Grove, Iowa, to Mathew Sackett, Jr. and Bertha (King) Sackett. He was the fifth of nine children and the last to pass. He attended country school near Monticello.
During World War II, Bill served in the Army in North Africa, Italy, and France as an infantry radio operator, achieving the rank of Staff Sergeant. He received six awards of the Bronze Star Medal during his service. After the war, he found the love of his life, Dorothy Jean Dunkel and they were married January 31, 1948, in Monticello. They operated a row crop and dairy farm west of Walker, Iowa, while raising 11 children. Bill also worked for the Walker Creamery for many years, driving a route collecting cream from area farms.
Bill loved to have people around him and family gatherings were usually focused around the card games or pitching horseshoes during the summer months. A life-long Cubs fan, he also enjoyed hunting and reading westerns in his free time. He welcomed everyone with a smile and was generous with whatever he had to give.
We?ll miss Grampa, Uncle Bill, Dad.
The family sends a special thank you to the Mercy Hospice team.
In lieu of flowers, donate to your favorite charity in memory of Bill.
Thanks to Jeffrey Sackett for finding this item and bringing it to our attention.
- [S543] Find A Grave (www.findagrave.com), 6 Jul 2013.
From Find A Grave Memorial# 119034386
Birth: Feb. 9, 1913
Death: Oct. 19, 2013
Created by: norweigan man
Record added: Oct 20, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 119034386
- [S1019] Iowa, County Births, 1880-1935, (https://familysearch.org), 7 Jul 2015.
Iowa, County Births, 1880-1935
Name: Willis Alden Sackett
Event Type: Birth
Event Date: 09 Feb 1913
Event Place: Scotch Grove, Jones, Iowa, United States
Father's Name: Matthew Don Sackett
Mother's Name: Bertha King
GS Film Number: 1673844 , Digital Folder Number: 004266283 , Image Number: 00250
- [S937] 1930 U.S. Census, 6 Jul 2015.
1930 Census, enumerated 25 Apr 1930 in San Springs, South Fork Township, Delaware, Iowa, United States
Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
M D Sackett Head M 54 Iowa
Bertha B Sackett Wife F 43 Iowa
Walter A Sackett Son M 22 Iowa
Ellis L Sackett Son M 19 Iowa
Willis A Sackett Son M 17 Iowa
Lenard M Sackett Son M 15 Iowa
Dorthy M Sackett Daughter F 12 Iowa
Minnie M Sackett Daughter F 8 Iowa
James B Sackett Son M 6 Iowa
District: 0031 , Sheet Number and Letter: 7B , Household ID: 132 , Line Number: 95 , Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) , Affiliate Publication Number: T626 , Affiliate Film Number: 652 , GS Film number: 2340387 , Digital Folder Number: 004584408 , Image Number: 00727
- [S814] 1940 U.S. Census, 6 Jun 2015.
1940 Census, enumerated 22 Apr 1940 in Lovell Township, Jones, Iowa, United States
Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
Roy F Sackett Head M 37 Iowa
Ina Sackett Wife F 34 Iowa
Martin M Sackett Son M 6 Iowa
Jennie Lee Sackett Daughter F 4 Iowa
Norman R Sackett Son M 0 Iowa
Matthew D Sackett Father M 64 Iowa
Bertha Sackett Mother F 53 Iowa
Walter A Sackett Brother M 32 Iowa
Willis A Sackett Brother M 27 Iowa
Minnie Marie Sackett Sister F 18 Iowa
James D Sackett Brother M 16 Iowa
District: 53-11 , Family Number: 129 , Sheet Number and Letter: 7B , Line Number: 59 , Affiliate Publication Number: T627 , Affiliate Film Number: 1172 , Digital Folder Number: 005461469 , Image Number: 00283
Note: Matthew, Bertha, and sons all lived in rural Jones County in 1935. Roy, Ina, and Martin lived in same house in 1935.
- [S770] Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992, (https://familysearch.org/), 6 Jul 2015.
Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992
Name: Matthew Dunham Sackett
Birthplace: Jones Co, Iowa
Spouse's Name: Bertha B. King
Spouse's Birth Date: 1886
Spouse's Birthplace: Kenwood Park
Spouse's Age: 17
Event Date: 02 Mar 1903
Event Place: Marion, Linn, Iowa
Father's Name: Matthew Dunham Sackett
Mother's Name: Nancy Ennis
Spouse's Father's Name: James E. King
Spouse's Mother's Name: Minnie Pentz
Marital Status: Single
Spouse's Race: White
Spouse's Marital Status: Single
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M86663-4 , System Origin: Iowa-VR , GS Film number: 1704165 , Reference ID: 2:3WPB2BW