Shurley Dean "Red" Sackett

FatherHugh LaFayette Sackett (1890-1940)
MotherLillian Ida Augusta Heldt (1892-1978)
Marriage1946Evelyn Van Duser2,3
Shurley Dean "Red" Sackett, son of Hugh LaFayette Sackett and Lillian Ida Augusta Heldt, was born in Maybee, Monroe County, MichiganG, on 1 November 1924.1,2 He died aged 87 in Monroe, Monroe CountyG, on 2 February 20121,2 and was buried at Marble Park Cemetery, Milan, Washtenaw County, MichiganG.4 He married on 14 December 1946, Evelyn Van Duser, daughter of Forrest Van Duser and Ruth Bolton.2,3 Evelyn was born in Dundee, Monroe County, MichiganG, on 1 October 1926.2 She died aged 96 in Okemos, Ingham County, MichiganG, on 7 February 2023.2
     In 1930 Shurley was living at Ostrander Road, London, Monroe CountyG, in the household of his mother Lillie and stepfather Charles White, and was recorded in the census as Shurley White [sic], aged five and born in Michigan.5
     In 1940 he was living at Cooper Street, LondonG, in the household of his mother Lilly and stepfather Charles White, and was recorded as Shurley Sacket, aged 14.6
     Shurley completed a World War II draft registration card on 26 December 1942. He was aged 18 and was living in MaybeeG with his mother Lilly White.7
     Shurley served in the US Army during the Second World War. He was listed as a US Army Private, an enlisted passenger on the USS General George O Squire sailing from San Francisco on 29 October 1943 for an unspecified destination.8
Evelyn (Van Duser) Sackett
Shurley Dean "Red" Sackett (1924–2012), Marble Park Cemetery, Milan, Michigan
(Src: Find a Grave, Crumbs)

Children of Shurley Dean "Red" Sackett and Evelyn Van Duser

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Shurley Dean or Red Sackett, 87
Shurley Dean (Red) Sackett, 87, of Milan, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 2, 2012 at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital after a brief illness.
     He was born November 1, 1924 to Hugh Fay and Lillian (Heldt) Sackett in Maybee, Michigan. He was a proud veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army.
     On December 14, 1946, he married Evelyn Van Duser of Dundee, MI. They lived in Milan all of their married life.
     Shurley retired from Universal Homes in 1988 where he worked for over 40 years.
     Surviving are his wife, Evelyn of Milan, a daughter Debra of Lansing, MI, a sister-in-law, Henrietta Van Duser of Monroe, and several nieces and nephews.
     He was preceded in death by his parents, step-father, Frank White, a brother, Lester Sackett, a sister, Aliera (Sackett) Long, brothers-in-law, Leo Long and Leo Van Duser.
     It was Shurley's sincere wish to have no funeral or memorial service. Cremation has taken place and burial will be in Milan Marble Park Cemetery at a later date.
     In lieu of flowers/gifts, friends and family may submit a memorial contribution to St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Home Care and Hospice of Ann Arbor in his honor.

The Monroe Evening News, Michigan, 7 Feb 2012

Evelyn Sackett (formerly of Milan, MI), age 96, passed away peacefully on February 7, 2023 at the Ingham County Medical Care Facility in Okemos. Evelyn was born October 1, 1926 to Forrest and Ruth (Bolton) Van Duser in Dundee, Michigan. She graduated in 1944 from Dundee High School. After working in Detroit, Michigan for a short time, she married Shurley Dean (Red) Sackett on December 14, 1946. They were married 65 years until his death in 2012 and made their home in Milan most of their married life. Evelyn loved to bird watch, country western music and McDonalds hamburgers. She is survived by one daughter, Debra, of Lansing, Michigan and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Shurley Dean and four siblings. At the family's request, there will be no funeral service. Cremation has taken place, with burial at Milan Marble Park Cemetery. For those who wish to honor Evelyn, contributions may be made to the Ingham County Medical Care Facility in her memory.
     To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Evelyn (Van Duser) Sackett, please visit our floral store.

—, published by J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home - Adrian on Feb. 15, 2023.

 Notes & Citations

  1. "Social Security Death Index" (Ancestry transcript), "Shurley D Sackett, b. 1 Nov 1924, d. 2 Feb 2012, SSN 386-12-7135 issued MI, residence."
  2. Obituary.
  3. "Michigan, Marriage Records, 1867–1952" (Ancestry transcript), "14 Dec 1946, Milan, Washtenaw, Michigan, Shurley Sackett, 22, of Maybee, Michigan, b. Michigan, father Pay Sackett [sic], mother Lilly Heldt; to Evelyn Vanduser, 20, of Dundee, Michigan, b. Dundee, father Forest Vanduser, mother Ruth Bolton."
  4. Find a Grave.
  5. 1930 United States Federal Census, Page 8A, Enumeration District 0017, FHL microfilm 2340747
    Ostrander Road, London, Monroe County, Michigan
    White, Charles F, head, 38, m. at 36, shipping clerk, furnace foundry, b. OH, father b. OH, mother b. OH, home owned
    White, Lillie I, wife, 37, m. at 18, b. MI, father b. MI, mother b. Germany
    White, Altera, stepdaughter, 8, b. MI, father b. MI, mother b. MI
    White, Shurley, stepson, 5, b. MI, father b. MI, mother b. MI.
  6. 1940 United States Federal Census, Roll m-t0627-01791, p 14B, ED 58-22
    Cooper, London, Monroe County, Michigan
    White, Charles F, head, 48, laborer, foundry, b. OH, home owned, $800
    White, Lilly Ida, wife, 47, b. MI
    Sacket, Aliera C, stepdaughter, 18, beaty culture, cosmetoloty b. MI
    Sacket, Shurley, stepson, 14, b. MI.
  7. "U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940–1947" (Ancestry image), "Shurley Dean Sackett, Maybee, Monroe, Michigan, age 18, b. London Township, Michigan, 1 Nov 1924, nok Lilly White (mother), Maybee, emp A Squires, Milan, Michigan, race white, ht 5 11, eyes brown, wt 156, hair red, complexion light. Reg Maybee, Monroe, Michigan, 26 Dec 1942."
  8. "WWII Navy Muster Rolls" (fold3 image).
Appears inSacketts in the Military
Sackett line7th great-grandson of John Sackett of New Haven
ChartsLine 4 (American)
Last Edited20 Feb 2023

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