Cyril Dobson Sackett

FatherRobert Ara Sackett (1883-1969)
MotherGertrude Dobson (1886-1970)
Marriage1931Betty Jane Raymond1,4
Marriage1972, Pleasant GroveGEleanor (West) Krofchalk1,5
Cyril Dobson Sackett
(Src: Find A Grave, K Pike)
Cyril Dobson Sackett, son of Robert Ara Sackett and Gertrude Dobson, was born in Stewartville, Olmsted County, MinnesotaG, on 26 December 1910.1 He died aged 91 in Rochester, Olmsted CountyG, on 15 August 20022,3 and was buried at Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Olmsted CountyG.1,6 He married first on 20 September 1931, Betty Jane Raymond, daughter of Reuben H Raymond and Sarah I Hanson.1,4 Betty was born in Marion, Olmsted CountyG, on 27 July 1912.6,7 She died aged 59 in StewartvilleG on 19 January 1972 and was buried at Pleasant Grove CemeteryG.6,8 He married second at the Church of Christ, Pleasant GroveG, on 26 July 1972, Eleanor (West) Krofchalk, daughter of Augustus W West and Amanda Georgia Adson.1,5 Eleanor was born in Jaroso, Costilla County, ColoradoG, on 30 September 1918.9 After Cyril's death Eleanor married Earl Ross Lewis.9 Eleanor died aged 103 in Winona, Winona County, MinnesotaG, on 4 May 20229 and was buried at St Bridget's Catholic Church Cemetery, Simpson, Olmsted CountyG.6
     In 1920 Cyril was living in Pleasant GroveG in the household of his parents Robert and Gertrude, and was recorded in the census as Cyril Sackett, aged nine and born in Minnesota.10
     In 1930 he was living in Pleasant GroveG in the household of his parents Ara and Gertrude, and was recorded as Cyril Sacket, aged 19.11
     In 1940 he was living in Pleasant GroveG and was recorded as Cyril Sackett, a farmer, head of household, aged 29. Living with him were his wife Betty, 27, and their children, Richard, 7, David, 1, and an infant son [Curtis], aged two months.12
     Cyril completed a World War II draft registration card on 16 October 1940. He was aged 29 and was self-employed. He was living in Pleasant GroveG with his wife Betty.13
     In 1950 he was living in Pleasant GroveG and was recorded as Cyrill D Sackett, a farm worker, head of household, aged 39. Living with him were his wife Betty, 37, and their children, Richard, 17, David, 11, Curtis, 10, and Jan, aged one.14
     Cyril was listed in the 1960 Rochester City Directory as vice-president of the People's Co-operative Power Association. He and Betty were living in StewartvilleG.15
Cyril Dobson Sackett (1910–2002), Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Minnesota
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Betty Jean (Raymond) Sackett
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Eleanor (West) Sackett
(Src: Post Bulletin, MN, May 2022)

Children of Cyril Dobson Sackett and Betty Jane Raymond (excluding living)

Stewartville — The funeral for Cyril Dobson Sackett, a former Olmsted County commissioner, will be 11 a.m. Monday at Stewartville United Methodist Church, with the Rev. John Kester of Pleasant Grove Church of Christ officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery in Pleasant Grove.
     Mr. Sackett, 91, of 114 Third Ave. N.E., Stewartville, died Thursday (Aug. 15, 2002) at Saint Marys Hospital, where he had been admitted the previous day.
     He was born Dec. 26, 1910, on the family farm in rural Stewartville. He grew up on the farm and attended rural schools. He married Betty Raymond on Sept. 20, 1931. She died in January 1972. He married Eleanor Krofchalk in Pleasant Grove Church of Christ on July 26, 1972; she survives. He farmed the family farm until retiring in 1986 and moving into Stewartville. He was a lifelong member and former elder of Pleasant Grove Church of Christ, served as a trustee of the Minnesota Bible College in Rochester, was past president of the board of Peoples Co-op Power Association and the Rochester Farmers Mutual Insurance Co., and was an Olmsted County commissioner. He was active in the Soil Conservation Service and served many years on the board of the former 1st National Bank. He was a member of the Pleasant Grove Masonic Lodge and the Stewartville Lions Club.
     Also surviving are three sons, Richard (Belva) of Hastings, Minn., David (Annette) of Stewartville and Jan (Mary) of rural Stewartville; two stepsons, Gary Krofchalk of Minneapolis and Jon (Paula) Krofchalk of Winona; two stepdaughters, Judy (Charles) Carl of Peoria, Ill., and Kay (Robert) Tegt of Spicer, Minn; 13 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; 12 stepgrandchildren; 11 stepgreat-grandchildren; and a sister, Lois Evans of Green Valley, Ariz. He was preceded in death by a son and a stepgreat-grandchild.
     Friends may call at the Griffin-Gray Funeral Home from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday and one hour before the service Monday at the church.
     The family suggests memorials to Stewartville's First Responders Unit, the Pleasant Grove Church of Christ or the American Heart Association.

—Find a Grave, unsourced

Eleanor (West) Lewis, 103, of Winona and formerly of Rochester, died Thursday, May 4, 2022 at Sugarloaf Senior Living in Winona.
     Eleanor (West) Lewis was born on September 30, 1918, in the tiny town of Jaroso, CO, as one of four sisters and one brother. From her youth, Eleanor relished hard work as she did the rest of her life. She was raised on a farm near Salem Corners, MN and went to high school in Rochester, MN. At age 21, she met and ended up marrying Ray E. Krofchalk. They had a successful 31 year marriage and had four children, Gary, Judy (husband, Charles), Kay (husband, Bob) and Jon (wife, Paula) all of whom have survived her. She also had six grandchildren and nine great grandchildren all of whom have survived her as well.
     Ray died in 1970 due to kidney problems, so after 31 years she was a widow at age 52. While married to Ray, she had a very active and interesting life. In addition to raising four children, she was actively engaged in a homebuilding business with Ray, she was the first woman member of the Rochester Homebuilders Association and also had a real estate license and did well with that.
     In 1972 a longtime friend of Ray and Eleanor, Cyril Sackett of Stewartville, a widower, asked Eleanor to marry him and she said yes. They had a good 30 year marriage and Cyril died at age 91 in 2004. A year and a half later Earl Lewis, a widower, who had known Eleanor since she was 18, asked her to marry him. She said yes and became married for the third time. They had a great marriage for nine years until Earl died and she became a widow for the third time. In total, she was married for a total of 70 years to three different men all of whom loved her and took good care of her.
     She lived at Charter House in Rochester, MN until 2018 when she moved to Sugarloaf Senior Living to be near to her youngest son Jon, a longtime resident of Winona, MN who took wonderful care of her. Eleanor was truly a people person and had many friends. She will be sorely missed by not only her family but her many friends as well.
     If anyone wants to send flowers or make a testamentary gift in her honor, Eleanor requested that they should just make a contribution to their favorite charity in her name. Per her wishes, no services are being held. Hoff Celebration of Life Center – Goodview is assisting the family.

Post Bulletin online, Rochester, Minnesota, 11 May 2022

 Notes & Citations

  1. Obituary.
  2. "Minnesota Death Index 1908–2017" (Ancestry transcript), "Sackett, Cyril Dobson, b. Pleasant Grove, MN, 26 Dec 1910, d. Rochester, Olmsted County, MN, 15 Aug 2002, mother's maiden name Dobson."
  3. US Social Security Administration, "Social Security Death Index" (American Ancestors transcript), "Cyril D Sackett, b. Dec 26, 1910, d. Aug 15, 2002, SSN 469-40-5903 issued MN, residence Stewartville, Minnesota, 55976, county Olmsted."
  4. "Minnesota, Marriages from the Minnesota Official Marriage System, 1850–2019" (Ancestry transcript), "4 Oct 1931, Olmsted, Minnesota, Betty Raymond & Cyril Sackett."
  5. "Minnesota, Marriage Index, 1958–2001" (Ancestry image), "Sackett Cyrill D, 61, Krofchak Eleanor L, 53, Olmstd 26 Jul 1972."
  6. Find a Grave.
  7. "Minnesota Birth Index, 1900–1934" (Ancestry transcript), "Raymond, —, b. Olmsted, MN, 27 Jul 1912, mother Hanson."
  8. "Minnesota Death Index 1908–2017", "Sackett, Betty J, b. 27 Jul 1912, d. Olmsted, Minnesota, 19 Jan 1972, age 59, certificate 001320."
  9. Obituary.
  10. 1920 United States Federal Census, Roll: T625_847; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 112; Image: 248
    Pleasant Grove, Olmsted County, Minnesota, 30/31 Jan 1920
    Sackett, A Robert, head, home owned on mortgage, 36, b. MN, father b. WI, mother b. MN, farmer, gen farm
    Sackett, Gertrude, wife, 33, imm. 1908, nat. 1909, b. England, father b. Eng, mother b. Eng
    Sackett, Cyril, son, 9, b. MN, father b. MN, mother b. Eng
    Sackett, Louis[e], dau, 6, b. MN, father b. MN, mother b. Eng.
  11. 1930 United States Federal Census, Roll: 1110; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 0017; Image: 686.0; FHL microfilm: 2340845
    Pleasant Grove, Olmsted County, Minnesota, 2 Apr 1930
    Sackett, Ara R, head, home owned, 47, m. at 27, b. MN, father b. WI, mother b. MN, farmer, general farm
    Sackett, Gertrude, wife, 44, m. at 24, b. England, father b. Eng, mother b. Eng
    Sackett, Cyril D, son, 19, b. MN, father b. MN, mother b. Eng
    Sackett, Lois G, dau, 16, b. MN, father b. MN, mother b. Eng.
  12. 1940 United States Federal Census, Roll m-t0627-01943, p 7A, ED 55-17
    Pleasant Grove, Olmsted County, Minnesota
    Sackett, Cyril, head, 29, farmer, b. MN, home rented, $18
    Sackett, Betty, wife, 27, b. MN
    Sackett, Richard A, son, 7, b. MN
    Sackett, David, son, 1, b. MN
    Sackett, Infant, son, 2/12, b. MN.
  13. "U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940–1947" (Ancestry image), "Cyril Dobson Sackett, RFD 2, Stewartville, Olmsted, Minnesota, age 29, b. Olmsted, Minnesota, 26 Dec 1910, nok Mrs Betty Raymond Sackett, wife, emp Self, race white, ht 5 10, eyes blue, wt 170, hair blonde, complexion light. Reg Pleasant Grove, Olmsted, Minnesota, 16 Oct 1940."
  14. 1950 United States Federal Census, Roll 2677, sheet , district 55-17
    Pleasant Grove, Olmsted County, Minnesota
    Sackett, Cyrill D, head, 39, farm work, farming, b. MN
    Sackett, Betty, wife, 37, b. MN
    Sackett, Richard, son, 17, going to school, student, b. MN
    Sackett, David S, son, 11, b. MN
    Sackett, Curtis R, son, 10, b. MN
    Sackett, Jan W, son, 1, b. MN.
  15. "US City Directories, 1822-1995" (Ancestry image), Rochester, Minnesota, 1960, "Sackett Cyril D (Betty) v-pres People's Co-operative Power Assn r Stewartville Minn."
Sackett line2nd great-grandson of Nathaniel Sackett
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