Newspaper Abstracts, Iowa
- Davenport Democrat, Scott County, Iowa, 3 Feb 1890.
"The funeral of William S. Atwood took place this forenoon at 10 o'clock from his late residence on east Third street. It was well attended. The services were conducted by the Rev. J. S. McIntyre of the Fourteenth street Methodist church and were very impressive indeed. The pall bearers were all old friends of the deceased. They were T.W. McClelland, James Thompson, E.P. Sackett, Henry Dorman, Paul Dentsch, and S.A. Bishop, the only survivor of the Seminole war and army comrade of Mr. Atwood residing in the city. The interment was in Oakdale."
[Transcribed from Newspaper Abstracts by Chris Sackett]
- Daily Nonpareil, Council Bluffs, Iowa, Thursday April 13, 1933
Special to The Nonpareil.
GREENFIELD, April 13.—Relatives have received notice of the death of Gibson Sackett, former Adair county resident, who died at Washington, Kansas. Funeral services were held last Thursday. Mr. Sackett is survived by his widow and two daughters. Death was due to a stroke of paralysis."
[Researched by Ted Smith.]
- Des Moines Tribune, Des Moines, Iowa, 5 Jun 1953, p 15
Iowa Licenses to Wed.
John W. Sackett, 25, Van Meter, and June Sterling, 20.
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- The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 22 Jul 1971, p 3
Marriage Licenses. Walter D Sackett and Sharon K DeSotel, both of Walker.
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- The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 14 Mar 1989, p 8
Sharon Kay Sackett, 35, died of complications of pregnancy Saturday in St. Luke's Hospital, Cedar Rapids. Her infant daughter, Alisha Beth, also died.
Born July 5, 1953, at Manchester, she married Walter Sackett July 22, 1971, at Marion. She had been a Girl Scout leader at Newhall.
Surviving in addition to her husband are three sons, Mathew, Scott and Travis, and two daughters, Vicky and Kelly, all at home; her mother and stepfather, Betty and Lester Koster of Cedar Rapids; a brother, Tom DeSotel of Keystone; three sisters, Carol Wilson of Walker, Karen Tate and Theresa DeSotel, both of Cedar Rapids; two stepbrothers, Ross and Victor Koster, both of Blairstown; three stepsisters, Karen Edwards and Angie Sickles, both of Cedar Rapids, and Corliss Sackett of Ely; and a grandmother, Hazel Beers of Cedar Rapids.
Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday, Turner Chapel West, Cedar Rapids, by the Rev. Jack Hooten of Sharon United Methodist Church. Burial: Troy Mills Cemetery. Friends may call at the chapel from noon to 9 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Wednesday. A memorial fund has been established.
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- The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, online edition, 27 Apr 2021
John 'Jack' Sackett
John "Jack" Sackett, Ph.D., 93, it is with sadness that we announce the death of John "Jack" Sackett on April 23, 2021, of heart failure. Services: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Teahen Funeral Home by the Rev. Scott Meador of Lovely Lane United Methodist Church. Burial: St. Joseph Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service. Per COVID-19 guidelines, attendees are required to wear masks and practice social distancing.
John was born April 1, 1928, to C.V. and Lydia (Westerhoff) Sackett in Sioux City. The family moved to Van Meter when he was a young child, and he attended school there, graduating in 1946. Jack was very athletic and played basketball and baseball. He also sang in the chorus with a fine tenor voice and solo work.
Jack enlisted in the Marine Corps training at Camp Pendleton and then San Francisco, where he was on the basketball team which took the 12th Naval District Championship. He later enlisted in the active Marine Reserves. Jack returned to Van Meter and worked in Des Moines, where his employer told him he should go back to school, so he enrolled at Drake University. A short while later, Jack was recalled to the Marines and ultimately sent to Korea. He suffered three wounds in combat, receiving three Purple Hearts and the Gold Star.
After returning home he met his forever love, June Sterling, whom he married on May 31, 1953. Jack resumed classes at Drake, graduating in 1955. He was employed by the Beaman School District, where taught the sciences and social studies, and coached boys and girls basketball and baseball. Jack later earned a Master's degree in 1961, a Ph.D. in 1977, and worked for the Cedar Rapids School District for 23 years as an elementary principal. He was a member of the American and Canadian Legion, the VFW, the Marine Corps League, the Downtown Rotary, Lovely Lane United Methodist Church and a former member of the Izaak Walton League.
For 40 years, Jack loved spending summers at their family-built cabin on the shores of Wenesaga Lake in Northwestern Ontario, Canada. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and cutting his own firewood. Jack also liked ballroom dancing, the theatre and Psalm 23. He was a friendly, outgoing person who could talk to anyone, and his students and fellow teachers loved him. Jack will be deeply missed.
He is survived by his wife, June; and daughter, Joni Sackett; and many nephews and nieces and their children.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Robert; sister, Betty Kluber (Arnest); and son, John W. Sackett II.
The family would like to thank UnityPoint Hospice and Teahen Funeral Home.
Memorials may be directed to Unity Point Hospice, Lovely Lane United Methodist Church or the American Heart Association.
Online condolences can be left at www.teahenfuneralhome.com.
[Transcribed from The Gazette, online edition, by Chris Sackett]