Willis Alden "Bill" Sackett

FatherMathew Dunham Sackett (1875-1953)
MotherBertha Belle King (1886-1973)
Willis Alden "Bill" Sackett
(Src: ObitsforLife.com)
Willis Alden "Bill" Sackett, farmer of Walker, Iowa, son of Mathew Dunham Sackett and Bertha Belle King, was born in Scotch Grove, Jones County, IowaG, on 9 February 1913.1,2 He died aged 100 years 8 months 10 days in Cedar Rapids, Linn County, IowaG, on 19 October 20132 and was buried at Walker Cemetery, Linn CountyG, on 23 October 2013.2 He married in Monticello, Jones CountyG, on 31 January 1948, Dorothy Jean Dunkel.1
     Bill served in the Army during the Second World War, seeing service in North Africa, Italy, and France as an infantry radio operator, and achieving the rank of Staff Sergeant. He received six awards of the Bronze Star Medal during his service.2 Bill and Dorothy operated a row crop and dairy farm west of Walker, Iowa, while raising 11 children. Bill also worked for the Walker Creamery for many years, collecting cream from area farms.2

Child of Willis Alden "Bill" Sackett and Dorothy Jean Dunkel

 Notes & Citations

  1. Thurmon King's database, 15755 Willis Alden Sackett.
  2. Website Obits for Life.com (http://www.obitsforlife.com/).
Appears inSackett snippets
Sacketts in the Military
Sackett line6th great-grandson of John Sackett of New Haven
ChartsLine 4 (American)
Sackett Family Association descendants
Lynn Sackett.
Last Edited22 Dec 2020

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