WAUNAKEE - Elton "Red" Sackett passed away peacefully with his wife by his side, Sunday morning, June 22, 2003. Red was born in Winnebago, Minn., on Nov. 11, 1918. After graduating from high school he proudly served his country as a U.S. Marine. Red was in the construction business and worked very hard for many years until his retirement in 1981. On June 10, 1978, he married Edna. They enjoyed 25 years together traveling, gardening and dining. Red is survived by his wife, Edna; daughter, Judy (Richard) Krueger of San Antonio, Texas; son, Gary Sackett of LaCrosse; sister, Jennifer Kneeland of Visalia, Calif.; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and many loving in-laws, nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother. The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses, and staff of Meriter Hospital, Middleton Village, and the Don and Marilyn Anderson HospiceCare Center. A private service will be held at the Ryan Funeral Home.