Ralph E "Sonny" Sackett Jr

FatherRalph Emerson Sackett (1905-2000)
MotherLillian Downey (1906-1976)
Ralph E Sackett Jr
(Src: Advertiser-Tribune, Tiffin, Ohio)
Ralph E "Sonny" Sackett Jr, son of Ralph Emerson Sackett and Lillian Downey, was born in Fostoria, Seneca County, OhioG, on 6 October 1938.1 He died there aged 83 on 12 January 2022.1
     In 1940 Ralph was living in FostoriaG in the household of his parents Ralph and Lillian, and was recorded in the census as Ralph Sackett Jr, aged one and born in Ohio.2

Ralph E. "Sonny" Sackett Jr.
Ralph E. “Sonny” Sackett Jr., 83, of Fostoria, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022, at his home.
     He was born Oct. 6, 1938, in Fostoria, to Ralph E. and Lillian (Downey) Sackett Sr., who preceded him in death.
     Ralph is survived by many friends.
     Sonny graduated from Fostoria High School and was a U.S. Army veteran. He owned the former Sackett’s Greenhouse and was an avid genealogist. He used his expertise to help people with their ancestry and encouraged them to join the numerous patriotic organizations. Sonny was a frequent visitor in the Genealogy Department of Kaubish Public Library, where he had many friends and was on the board at one time. He was also on the board of directors of Ohio Savings and Loan Association, and was a 55-year member of Fostoria Masonic Lodge #288.
     Other memberships included being a lifetime member of Ohio Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, currently the John Hancock Chapter in Findlay, the Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War in Ohio, The First Families of Defiance County, the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, where he participated in numerous activities and events, First Presbyterian Church, Fostoria, and he was a former member of Catawba Island Club (CIC). Sonny also participated in the Kids Mentor program at the high school and donated many coats for children. He will be remembered for his many contributions to the community.
     Sonny's funeral will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022, at Hoening & Son Funeral Home, 133 W. Tiffin St., Fostoria. Committal service will follow at Veteran’s Memorial Chapel of Fountain Cemetery, where Fostoria United Veterans will provide military honors. Burial will follow at Emma Pillars Garden of Memory in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.
     Visitation will be 10-11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
     Memorial contributions are suggested to American Cancer Society or to Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, in care of the funeral home.
     Online expressions of sympathy may be made by visiting www.hoeningfuneralhome.com.

The Advertiser-Tribune, Tiffin, Ohio, 15 Jan 2022

Ralph E Sackett
(Src: Fostoria High School Yearbook, 1956)
Ralph E Sackett (1938–2022), Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria, Ohio
(Src: Find a Grave, Carol Wangler, 2016)

 Notes & Citations

  1. Obituary.
  2. 1940 United States Federal Census
    Roll: m-t0627-03144; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 74-14C
    N Union, Fostoria, Seneca, Ohio, 2 Apr 1940
    Sackett, Ralph, head, 34, florist, greenhouse, b. OH, home rented, $35
    Sackett, Lillian, wife, 33, b. OH
    Sackett, Ralph Jr, son, 1, b. OH.
Sackett line9th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
ChartsLine 3a (American)
Last Edited25 Feb 2022

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