David William "Doc" Sackett

FatherFenton Elton Sackett (1913-1988)
MotherNeva Sorine Stauffer (1916-2001)
Marriage1963Michele Irene Carlson1,3
David William "Doc" Sackett, farmer, of Grove City, Minnesota, son of Fenton Elton Sackett and Neva Sorine Stauffer, was born in Winnebago, Faribault County, MinnesotaG, on 10 July 1943.1,2 He died aged 76 at St Cloud Hospital, Stearns County, MinnesotaG, on 23 October 2019.1 He married on 16 February 1963, Michele Irene Carlson, daughter of Chester Waldron Carlson and Blanche Emma Irene Joramo.1,3 Michele was born in Litchfield, Meeker County, MinnesotaG, on 26 August 1944.4,1 She died aged 77 in Grove City, Meeker CountyG, on 28 July 2022.1
David William Sackett (1943–2019), First Lutheran Cemetery, Grove City, Minnesota
(Src: Find a Grave, Kevin Thompson)
Michele Irene (Carlson) Sackett
(Src: Crow River Media, MN, Aug 2022)

Children of David William "Doc" Sackett and Michele Irene Carlson

Children who are or may be living are not shown.

David Sackett, 76
David William Sackett, 76, of Grove City died Wednesday, Oct. 23, at St. Cloud Hospital. A private family interment will be later this fall, with a celebration of life in the Spring.
     David was born to Fenton and Neva (Stauffer) Sackett in Winnebago, Minnesota, July 10, 1943. As a child, they moved to rural Grove City, where he attended Grove City school and met his wife, Michele. They were united in marriage Feb. 16, 1963. They raised their family and farmed north of Grove City until retiring in the 90s.
     David, known as "Doc" to many, enjoyed fishing, hunting, and in his later years, attending his grandchildren’s events. He was also a peewee basketball coach for many years while his boys were young. Over the years, he was an active member of both Grove City Lions Club and most recently Atwater Lions Club.
     He was very proud of all of his grandchildren, they are his pride and joy. Ice, for his artistic abilities, Karlyn, for being his only granddaughter and her ability to play the flute and Luke for his quick/sharp personality.
     He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Michele (Carlson) of Grove City; sons, Robert and Sabrina (Slinden) of Grove City and Paul and Melissa (Valiant) of Watkins; three grandchildren, Isaak Sackett, Karlyn Sackett and Lukas Sackett; brother-in-law James Carlson of Grove City; brothers, Marvin (Peg) Sackett of Atwater and Marlin (Gwen) Sackett of Eden Prairie; and many nieces and nephews.
     He was preceded in death by his parents Fenton and Neva (Stauffer) Sackett; infant sister; and brother Ray Sackett.

Crow River Media, MN, 23 Oct 2019

Michele Sackett, 77
Aug. 4, 2022
Michele Irene Sackett, 77, of Grove City died Thursday at her home in rural Grove City. A private family service will be at a later date. Interment will be at First Lutheran Cemetery in Grove City. A Celebration of Life for her and her late husband, David, will be held at a later date as well.
The daughter of Chester and Blanche (Joramo) Carlson, she was born Aug. 26, 1944, in Litchfield. She was baptized and confirmed at First Lutheran Church in Grove City. Michele attended the Grove City school and graduated from Grove City High School in 1962. Michele was united in marriage to David Sackett on Feb. 16, 1963. Together they made their home northeast of Grove City where she raised their two children, Bob and Paul. She was a hardworking homemaker and mother. In her retirement, to keep busy and help, Michele worked as a cook at Gloria Die/Bethany home in Litchfield and at the Manannah Tavern.
Michele had a gift for caring for other people. She loved taking care of others, especially her late husband David, and her brother James. She never complained about anything. Michele was a wonderful baker and cook. Hunting opener at the farm was a “national holiday” and celebration with the family and friends. She made the best potato salad and pickle relish. Michele enjoyed attending her grandchildren’s events. From sitting in a chilly arena watching Isaak and Lukas play hockey or at their band concerts, to watching Karlyn as junior royalty.
Michele is survived by her children, Robert (Sabrina) Sackett of Grove City, and Paul (Melissa) Sackett of Watkins; brother James Carlson of Grove City; and grandchildren Isaak and Lucas of Watkins and Karlyn of Grove City.
Michele was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, David; and her parents, Chester and Blanche Carlson.

Crow River Media, MN, 8 Aug 2022

 Notes & Citations

  1. Obituary.
  2. "Minnesota Birth Index, 1935–2000" (Ancestry transcript), "Sackett, David William, b. Faribault, MN, 10 Jul 1943, father Fenton Sackett, mother Neva."
  3. "Minnesota, Marriage Index, 1958–2001" (Ancestry image), "16 Feb 1963, at Meeker, David W Sackett, 19, & Michele I Carlson, 18."
  4. "Minnesota Birth Index, 1935–2000", "Carlson, Michele Irene, b. Meeker, MN, 26 Aug 1944, father Chester Waldron Carlson, mother Blanche Emma Irene."
Sackett line11th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
ChartsLine 3a (American)
Last Edited12 Aug 2022

Place names

Place names are linked to the Place Index, with lists of people having events at each place (down to county level).

Google Maps

The superscripted 'G' after place names is a link to the Google Map for that place.


Icons and are links to Text and Image exhibits.

Sackett lines

English line of Thomas Sackett the elder & other English lines
American line of Thomas Sackett the elder through Simon Sackett the colonist
Line of John Sackett of New Haven