Sackett,  Willis Alden "Bill"

Sackett, Willis Alden "Bill"

Male 1913 - 2013  (100 years)  

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  • Name Sackett, Willis Alden 
    Nickname Bill 
    Born 9 Feb 1913  Scotch Grove Township, Jones County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Census 25 Apr 1930  Sand Springs, South Fork Township, Delaware, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence 1935  Jones County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Census 22 Apr 1940  Lovell Township, Jones County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Died 19 Oct 2013  Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Buried Walker Cemetery, Walker, Linn County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I15755  Sackett | Descendants of John Sackett the Colonist
    Last Modified 7 Jul 2015 

    Father Sackett, Matthew Dunham,   b. 7 Sep 1875, Scotch Grove Township, Jones County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Feb 1953, Iowa City, Johnson, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Mother King, Bertha Belle,   b. 26 Sep 1886, Kenwood Park, Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Apr 1973, Jones County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 2 Mar 1903  Marion, Linn County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Children 11 children 
    Family ID F6148  Group Sheet

    Family Living 
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     11. Sackett, Michael P.,   b. 1955,   d. 1969  (Age 14 years)
     12. Sackett, Kevin B.,   b. 1961,   d. 1961  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 7 Jul 2015 
    Family ID F6181  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 9 Feb 1913 - Scotch Grove Township, Jones County, Iowa, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 25 Apr 1930 - Sand Springs, South Fork Township, Delaware, Iowa, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1935 - Jones County, Iowa, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 22 Apr 1940 - Lovell Township, Jones County, Iowa, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 19 Oct 2013 - Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Walker Cemetery, Walker, Linn County, Iowa, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • 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]

  • Sources 
    1. [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

      Funeral Home:
      Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service-Walker
      317 Greene Street
      Walker, Iowa, UNITED STATES
      52352

      Obituary:
      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.

    2. [S543] Find A Grave (www.findagrave.com), 6 Jul 2013.
      From Find A Grave Memorial# 119034386
      Willis Sackett
      Birth: Feb. 9, 1913
      Death: Oct. 19, 2013

      Burial:
      Walker Cemetery
      Walker
      Linn County
      Iowa, USA

      Created by: norweigan man
      Record added: Oct 20, 2013
      Find A Grave Memorial# 119034386

    3. [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
      Gender: Male
      Father's Name: Matthew Don Sackett
      Mother's Name: Bertha King
      GS Film Number: 1673844 , Digital Folder Number: 004266283 , Image Number: 00250

    4. [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

    5. [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.

    6. [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
      Race: White
      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


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