James Emory "Jim" Sackett

FatherLee Emory Sackett (1884-1952)
MotherDella Frances Roscorla (c 1890-)
Marriage1955, Pine County, MinnesotaGJoann Grenier3
James Emory "Jim" Sackett, son of Lee Emory Sackett and Della Frances Roscorla, was born in Milaca, Mille Lacs County, MinnesotaG, on 23 September 1929.1,2 He died aged 91 in Fort Myers, Lee County, FloridaG, on 24 November 2020 and was buried at Summit Cemetery, Foxboro, Douglas County, WisconsinG.1 He married in Pine County, MinnesotaG, on 16 August 1955, Joann Grenier, daughter of Wallace Leonard Grenier and June Ellenore Samuelson.3 Joann was born in Douglas County, WisconsinG, on 24 April 1938.4,1 She died aged 52 in Douglas CountyG on 24 November 1990 and was buried at Summit Cemetery, FoxboroG.1
     In 1930 James was living at Cleveland Street, Milaca, Mille Lacs County, MinnesotaG, in the household of his parents Lee and Della, and was recorded in the census as James E Sackett, aged six months and born in Minnesota.5
Joann D (Grenier) Sackett (1938–1990), Summit Cemetery, Foxboro, Wisconsin
(Src: Find a Grave, Kelle O'Donnell)

Children of James Emory "Jim" Sackett and Joann Grenier

Children who are or may be living are not shown.

James "Jim" Emory Sackett, 91, of Foxboro and Danbury, WI, died Tuesday, November 24, 2020, at Gulf Coast Medical Center in Ft. Myers, FL. He was born in Milaca, MN on September 23, 1929, the son of Lee and Della (Roscorla) Sackett.
     During the Korean War he served 21 months active duty with the United States Army, 809th Engineer Aviation Battalion. His military service also included eight additional years with the National Guard.
     Jim worked as a Special Deputy for the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department starting in the early 1960s. He later worked as a welder/boilermaker for Fraser Shipyard from 1964 until his retirement in 1991. He was a proud member of the Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders, Blacksmiths, Forgers & Helpers Union Local 117.
     Jim was a valued member of the Tri-State Racing Association in its earliest years. He was an incredibly talented artist and was especially proud of the murals he painted at St. William Catholic Church. In his retirement, Jim wintered in Florida and spent his summers at the lake in Danbury.
     He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Joann Grenier Sackett, and sisters Marginia Dodge, Eva Lee Ellison, and Rollie Strand.
     Jim is survived by his partner of 20 years, Beverly Richmond; daughters: Della Marie (Stephen) Mackiewicz, and Teresa Ann (Edward) Flood; son, James Emory (Lori) Sackett; seven grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.
     Burial will be in Summit Cemetery, Foxboro.

Find a Grave, unsourced

 Notes & Citations

  1. Find a Grave.
  2. "Minnesota Birth Index, 1900–1934" (Ancestry transcript), "Sackett, James Emory, b. Mille Lacs, Minnesota, 23 Sep 1929, father Sackett, mother Roscoria."
  3. "Minnesota, Marriages from the Minnesota Official Marriage System, 1850–2019" (Ancestry transcript), "16 Aug 1955, Pine, Minnesota, James E Sackett & Joan D Grenier."
  4. Gravestone.
  5. 1930 United States Federal Census, Roll: 1107; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 0015; Image: 635.0; FHL microfilm: 2340842
    Block 35, Cleveland Street, Milaca, Mille Lacs County, Minnesota, 2/3 Apr 1930
    Sackett, L E, head, home rented, $25 p.m., 45, m. at 25, b. WI, father b. NY, mother b. NY, conductor, steam railroad
    Sackett, Della, wife, 40, m. at 20, b. MI, father b. Eng, mother b. MI
    Sackett, Marginia, dau, 7, b. WI, father b. WI, mother b. MI
    Sackett, Eva L, dau, 4, b. WI, father b. WI, mother b. MI
    Sackett, Rolley, son [sic: dau], 2, b. MN, father b. WI, mother b. MI
    Sackett, James E, son, 6/12, b. MN, father b. WI, mother b. MI.
Appears inSacketts in the Military
Sackett line10th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
8th great-grandson of Simon Sackett the colonist
ChartsLine 3a (American)
Sackett Family Association descendants
Joe Warring.
Last Edited25 Nov 2022

Place names

Place names are linked to the Place Index, with lists of people having events at each place (down to county level).

Google Maps

The superscripted 'G' after place names is a link to the Google Map for that place.


Icons and are links to Text and Image exhibits.

Sackett lines

English line of Thomas Sackett the elder & other English lines
American line of Thomas Sackett the elder through Simon Sackett the colonist
Line of John Sackett of New Haven