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.
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