Denis Lee Sackett

FatherDuaine J Sackett (1921-1999)
MotherStella Marie Bethel (1924-2009)
Marriage1985, BloomingtonGMichelle Tosh1
Denis L Sackett
(Src: The Pantagraph)
Denis Lee Sackett, son of Duaine J Sackett and Stella Marie Bethel, was born in Litchfield, Montgomery County, IllinoisG, on 4 October 1947.1 He died aged 75 in Bloomington, McLean County, IllinoisG, on 14 April 2023.1 He married in BloomingtonG on 8 June 1985, Michelle Tosh.1
     In 1950 Denis was living at Osie Street, Gillespie, Macoupin County, IllinoisG, in the household of his mother Stella, and was recorded in the census as Denis L Sackett, aged two and born in Illinois.2
Denis L Sackett
(Src: Carlinville High School Yearbook, 1964)

Denis L. Sackett
Oct. 4, 1947 - April 14, 2023
Bloomington - Denis L. Sackett, age 75, of Bloomington, IL, passed away at 6:24 AM on Friday, April 14, 2023, at his residence.
     His memorial service will be 12:00 Noon, Tuesday, April 18, 2023, at Calvert & Metzler Memorial Home, Bloomington, IL. Pastor Chuck Bahn will be officiating. Military rites will be accorded at the funeral home by the Bloomington -Normal American Legion Honor Guard. The family will receive friends 10:00 AM - 12:00 Noon, Tuesday at the memorial home.
     The family suggests memorials be made to the Bloomington -Normal American Legion Honor Guard.
     Denis was born October 4, 1947, in Litchfield, IL, the son of Stella Bethel. He married Michelle Tosh on June 8, 1985, in Bloomington, IL. She survives. Also surviving are his three children: Shawne (Jason) Geisler, Olathe, KS, Kimberly (Richard) Hon, Greenwood, IN, Grant Sackett at home, Bloomington, IL; five grandchildren: Kaitlyn, Addison and Haley Geisler, Miley Sackett and Logan Hon; sister, Diana (Greg) Joiner, Carlinville, IL. Denis was preceded in death by his mother, stepfather and his brother.
     Denis served in the US Air Force during the Vietnam War. He was active leader in the formation of the Bloomington -Normal American Legion Honor Guard.
     Denis had worked for Unit 5 School at Normal Community High School for many years where he was the night custodian. He was a Security Officer for US Security Associates at Heartland Community College and most recently for Allied Universal Security Company at Rivian Automotive. Denis was an avid gun enthusiast with his family. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother. He will be missed by all who knew him.

The Pantagraph, Illinois, 16 Apr 2023

 Notes & Citations

  1. Obituary.
  2. 1950 United States Federal Census, Roll 948, sheet , district 59-18
    Osie Street, Gillespie, Macoupin County, Illinois
    Sackett, Stella M, head, 26, wid, secretary, Union, b. IL
    Sackett, Robert D, son, 3, b. IL
    Sackett, Denis L, son, 2, b. IL.
Appears inSacketts in the Military
Sackett line4th great-grandson of Jonathan Sacket
ChartsLine 4 (American)
Last Edited22 Jan 2024

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