Newspaper Abstracts, Iowa

14 records

  • 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, 25 May 1928, p 7
    Civil Veteran Is Dead
    Orange E. Sackett, 86, Lived Here for Thirty Years.
    Orange E. Sackett, 86, retired farmer and veteran of the civil war, died Thursday night at 11:45 o'clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Hazel Young, 3647 Avenue C. Death was caused by infirmities of old age.
    Mr. Sackett had been a resident of Council Bluffs for thirty years. He was a member of the G. A. R. and the First Congregational church.
    The body was removed to the Cutler mortuary.
    Besides Mrs. Young, Mr. Sackett is survived by one other daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Sparks of Chicago, Ill.; three sons, Robert Sackett of Casper, Wyo., Dwight Sackett of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Alton Sackett of Waterloo, Ia.; and fifteen grandchildren.
    [Researched by Myra Roper & transcribed from image 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.]
  • Globe-Gazette, Mason City, Iowa, 17 Jul 1933, p 2
    Four Killed in Iowa Accidents
    Four persons were killed and more than a dozen others were injured in Iowa accidents over Sunday.
    The dead:
    Mrs. N. R. Sackett, Tekamah, Nebr.
    Mrs. Sackett was killed when the car in which she rode with her husband sideswiped the rear of another machine near Dow City. The Sackett car was overturned and thrown into a ditch. Mr. Sackett was not seriously injured.
    [Transcribed from image by Chris Sackett]
  • 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.
    [Transcribed from image by Chris Sackett]
  • The Des Moines Register, Des Moines, Iowa, 25 Sep 1960
    Wed to Robert Sackett
    Julianne Elizabeth Read, daughter of Mrs. Maurice Dexter Read of Minneapolis, Minn., and the late Mr. Read, was married to Robert Wilson Sackett Saturday afternoon at the Church of St. Patrick of Edina in Minneapolis. The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Wilber Wilson Sackett of Spencer.
    The couple was attended by Mrs. Walter E. Krafft and Michael Tangney.
    The bride attended Iowa State University at Ames and received her degree from the University of Minnesota at Minneapolis. She is a member of Gamma Phi Beta sorority. The bridegroom, a graduate of Iowa State and Drake University law school, is practicing law in Spencer with his father. He is a member of Delta Theta Phi law fraternity. The couple will live in Spencer after a trip to northern Minnesota.
    [Transcribed from image by Chris Sackett]
  • The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 23 Jan 1962, p 8
    Patricia Smith Wed To John L. Sackett
    Hopkinton — St Luke's Catholic Church provided the setting Saturday at 10 for the marriage of Miss Patricia Smith to John L. Sackett. The Rev. Leo O'Connell performed the service.
    Parents of the couple are Mrs. Eugene Smith of Monticello and the late Mr. Smith, and the Leonard Sacketts. The bride was given in marriage by her brother, Stuart Smith of Sterling, Ill.
    Matron of honor was Mrs. Glen Flannagan of Marion, sister of the bridegroom. Miss Mary Winicamp of Anamosa was bridesmaid. Serving as best man was Mr. Flannagan and as groomsman, Donald Chapman. Ushers were Dennis O'Rourke of Dyersville and Herman Hessing of Lisbon.
    A dinner was given at the Monti cafe in Monticello, followed by a reception for 200 guests at the Community hall in Hopkinton.
    The bride has been employed as a dental assistant in Monticello and the bridegroom, by Yonkovic garage here, where they will make their home.
    [Transcribed from image by Chris Sackett]
  • Quad-City Times, Davenport, Iowa, 26 Nov 1966, p 13
    Mrs. Sackett
    Mrs. William Paul Sackett, 68, of Garland, Kan., mother of two area residents and former resident of East Moline, died Thursday in her home after a brief illness. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Cheney Chapel, Fort Scott, with burial in Clarksburg Cemetery.
    Lillie Pyle was born in Fort Scott, Kan., and was married to Mr. Sackett in 1916.
    The couple lived in East Moline until his retirement from Iowa-Illinois Gas and Electric Co. in 1958.
    Mrs. Sackett is survived by her husband; a daughter, Georgia, in California; and sons, Darold, in North Carolina; Clifford, Fort Scott; Robert, Moline, and William, East Moline.
    [Transcribed from image by Chris Sackett]
  • The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 22 Jul 1971, p 3
    Marriage Licenses. Walter D Sackett and Sharon K DeSotel, both of Walker.
    [Transcribed from by Chris Sackett]
  • The Des Moines Register, Des Moines, Iowa, 20 Mar 1987, p 23
    Edith Murphy Sackett
    Spencer, IA. — Edith Rose Murphy Sackett, 85, of Spencer, former commissioner for the Iowa Commission on the Status of Women, died of a heart ailment Monday in Oceanside, Calif. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. today at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Mrs. Sackett had also been a teacher, served on the Drake University Alumni Board and was the wife of attorney Wilber W. Sackett. In 1969 she was named Iowa Mother of the Year and was inducted into the Iowa Women's Hall of Fame. In 1960 she and her husband were named Drake University Parents of the Year. Survivors in addition to her husband include three daughters, Elizabeth Fleming of Minneapolis, Sarah Eick of East Lansing, Mich., and Mary Coffman of Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.; a son, Robert of Spencer, and 17 grandchildren.
    [Transcribed from image by Chris Sackett]
  • 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.
    [Transcribed from by Chris Sackett]
  • The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 24 Apr 2005, p 20
    John L. Sackett, 69, died Friday night, April 22, 2005, in Regional Medical Center, Manchester, following an extended illness. Services: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, St. Luke's Catholic Church, Hopkinton, by Father John Kremer. Burial: Hopkinton Cemetery. Friends may call from 1 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Goettsch Funeral Home, Monticello, with a parish Scripture service at 7 p.m.
    Thoughts, memories and condolences may be left for the family at www.goettsch
    Survivors include his wife, Patricia; eight children, Jeff (Nyla) Sackett and Norma Sackett, both of Iowa City, Leonard (Jennifer) Sackett of Pasadena, Calif., Brian Sackett of Honolulu, Hawaii, Robert (Elaine) Sackett of Hopkinton, Jennifer Sackett of North Liberty, Alan Sackett of Marion and Daniel Sackett of Cedar Rapids; four grandchildren; and six sisters, Virginia Flannagan of Marion, Mary Soukup of Las Alamos, N.M., Charlotte Zumbach of Denver, Colo., Judy (Merle) Boeckenstedt of Manchester, Sharon (Mick) Jones of Independence, Mo., and Diane (Robert) Ray of Marion.
    He was preceded in death by his parents.
    John Leonard Sackett was born April 8, 1936, in Iowa City. He was the son of Leonard and Anna Kirby Sackett. John graduated from the Hopkinton Community Schools with the class of 1954. He then worked at Johnson Feed Mill in Hopkinton before serving in the U.S. Army for two years. John was employed by Wilson Foods in Cedar Rapids and later as a mechanic for Roy Yonkovic.
    John Sackett and Patricia Smith were married Jan. 20, 1962, in St. Luke's Catholic Church in Hopkinton. Over the years, John was employed by the DX Station, Bill Murray Feeds and Dircks L.P. Gas. He also operated a bulk milk route for Swiss Valley in Hopkinton. For 26 years, he was employed by Lewis Systems in Monticello. He retired from there in 2001.
    John was a member of St. Lukes Catholic Church. He loved to go fishing whenever he had a chance.
    [Transcribed from image by Chris Sackett]
  • The Hawk Eye, Burlington, IA, 26 Sep 2005
    Mrs Agnes Farris, 73
    Born Oct. 14, 1916, in Decatur, Neb., she was the daughter of Charles Dudley and Retta Anna Rumbley Lockhart. She first married Edgar Harris "Ned" Sackett. He later died. She later married James David Farris. He died in 1989.
    Mrs. Farris was a dress buyer for Brandeis in Omaha, Neb., and for the May Co. in Denver and in California.
    She was of the Presbyterian faith, and enjoyed playing bridge and social activities.
    Survivors include one son, Ned L. Sackett of Daphne, Ala.; one stepdaughter, Patricia Shamburg of Tekamah, Neb.; four granddaughters; 11 great-grandchildren; one brother, Charles Lockhart of Tekamah; three sisters, Florence Mae Palmer of Tekamah, Helen Matzen of Blair, Neb., and Bernice Jean Ericksen of Omaha.
    Besides her husbands, she was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, and two brothers.
    There will be no visitation. The body has been cremated.
    The private family service for Mrs. Farris will be held at a later date.
    Barr Memorial Chapel in Fort Madison is handling arrangements.
    [Transcribed from GenealogyBank image by Chris Sackett]
  • The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, online edition, 27 Apr 2021
    John 'Jack' Sackett
    Cedar Rapids
    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
    [Transcribed from The Gazette, online edition, by Chris Sackett]