Leland Stanley "Bud" Sackett
|Father||Ray E Sackett (1892-1943)|
|Mother||Eleanor V Koziol (1903-1944)|
In 1930 Leland was living in Springfield, Sarpy County, NebraskaG, in the household of his parents Ray and Eleanor, and was recorded in the census as Leland S Sackett, aged two and born in Nebraska.2
Bud served in the US Marine Corps from May 1945 to September 1946.1 He completed a World War II draft registration card on 4 October 1946. He was aged 19 and had been discharged from service a few days earlier. He was living at Ashland, Saunders County, NebraskaG.3
Bud participated in the Sackett DNA project. His test results match those of other Sackett descendants in the Thanet group (Thanet line overlay charts.)
Leland S. (Bud) Sackett
August 29, 1927–April 9, 2020
Leland S. (Bud) Sackett, 92, formerly of Columbus and currently residing at the Norfolk Veterans Home, passed away at Faith Regional Hospital in Norfolk on April 9, 2020.
Visitation without the family present will be from 4-7 p.m. on Monday, April 13, at McKown Funeral Home. In compliance with COVID-19 restrictions set by the ECDHD, no more than 10 people will be allowed in at one time. We have extended visitation hours to accommodate this requirement. A private Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 14, at St. Isidore Catholic Church. Burial will be in the All Saints Cemetery with military honors by American Legion Hartman Post #84 Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to the family.
The Funeral Mass will be live-streamed on the McKown Funeral Home Facebook page.
Bud was born on Aug. 29, 1927, in Burwell, to Ray and Eleanor Sackett. At an early age, the family moved to Ashland. Bud graduated from Ashland High School in 1945. He then enlisted in the Marine Corps in May of 1945, and was honorably discharged in September of 1946. Bud then attended the University of Nebraska and joined the Nebraska State Patrol in 1949. While employed by the State Patrol, Bud met Joan Schaefer at Adam's Café in Columbus. They were married on Oct. 2, 1950, at St. Bonaventure in Columbus. They made their home in Columbus where they raised nine children.
Bud worked for Behlen Manufacturing and later started his own electrical contracting business. After several years, he was hired by Hoessel Electric where he worked for 12 years. In 1975, he again founded his own electrical contracting business which he managed and operated until his retirement. Even after retirement, he continued to help people with their electrical projects.
Bud got the most enjoyment from attending his children and grandchildren's sporting events all through high school and college. Bud was an excellent craftsman and enjoyed creating woodworking projects of all kinds for friends and family. Bud also enjoyed large family gatherings at their home and their children's homes. As his wife Joan's eyesight began to fail, Bud was always willing to accommodate her in the kitchen and assist her with her baking.
Bud started the Columbus Boxing Club, which was later sponsored by the VFW. He coached many young men during that period including his four sons. Bud was a two-time S.E. Golden Gloves Champion. In 1948, he qualified for the U.S. Olympic Boxing Trials.
Bud was a charter member of St. Isidore Catholic Church in Columbus. He was a lifetime member of the VFW. He was also a member of the American Legion and the Knights of Columbus.
Bud is survived by his children: Sue (Don) Gulzow of Grand Island, Karen Beck of Columbus, Pat (Cindy) Sackett of Columbus, Mary (Mark) Wangler of Columbus, Jim (Mary) Sackett of Omaha, Mike (Jan) Sackett of Elkhorn, Tom (Chris Martinez) Sackett of Elkhorn, Nancy (Mike) Thiem of Waterloo, and Cathy (Rey) Filipowicz of Elkhorn; 29 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Shirley Sackett of Blair; sister-in-law, Sherry Howell of Spokane, Washington, and Joyce Cooley of Elko, Nevada; and many nieces and nephews.
Bud was preceded in death by his wife, Joan on Jan. 8, 2020; his parents; daughter, Maureen in 1962; sisters, Irene McKee and Josephine Blum; brothers: Lavern, Marvin, Ronald, Harry, Richard and Clarence; and son-in-law, Gene Beck.
Bud's family would like to extend sincere gratitude and appreciation to the Norfolk Veterans Home for the excellent care and friendship they provided during Bud's time living there.
Condolences may be left at www.mckownfuneralhome.com.
—The Columbus Telegram online, 11 Apr 2020.
Joan B. Sackett
October 19, 1929–January 8, 2020
Joan B. Sackett, 90, formerly of Columbus, passed away at the Norfolk Veterans Home on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan.13, at St. Isidore Catholic Church. Visitation will be from 3-5 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 12, with a 5 p.m. vigil service at the church. Interment will be in All Saints Cemetery. In lieu of plants and flowers, memorials may be directed to the family.
Joan was born on Oct. 19, 1929, in Lindsay, to Joseph and Mary (Schmitt) Schaefer. She attended Holy Family High School and graduated in 1947. Shortly after graduation, her family moved to Columbus where she worked at Adam's Café in downtown Columbus, and met Leland (Bud) Sackett. Joan and Bud were married Oct. 2, 1950, at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church in Columbus. They made their home in Columbus, where they raised their nine children, except for a short time spent in Fremont. While raising her children, Joan worked as a waitress at several restaurants. After leaving her waitressing jobs, she became an entrepreneur with her delicious cinnamon roll business, delivering them fresh from the oven for many years. She loved to bake! As the family grew, Joan and Bud loved attending all of the various activities their children and grandchildren were involved in. Joan was a charter member of St. Isidore's Catholic Church in Columbus, Christian Mothers, various prayer groups, and perpetual adoration for many years at St. Bonaventure Church. She also enjoyed quilting with the ladies from the church and volunteering with local nursing homes and the Simon House. Joan's sisters and friends also spent time doing crafts and ceramics together, where there was always laughter and kindness. Joan was named “Mother of the Year” for the State of Nebraska in 1998, a well-deserved honor. Joan's strong Christian faith was always apparent in the way she lived her life and the love she showed for everyone. She always put her family and other's needs ahead of her own.
Joan is survived by her husband, Bud, of 69 years; children: Sue (Don) Gulzow of Grand Island, Karen Beck of Columbus, Pat (Cindy) Sackett of Columbus, Mary (Mark) Wangler of Columbus, Jim (Mary) Sackett of Omaha, Mike (Jan) Sackett of Elkhorn, Tom (Chris Martinez) of Elkhorn, Nancy (Mike) Thiem of Waterloo and Cathy (Rey) Filipowicz of Elkhorn; 29 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren; sisters, Joyce (Allen) Cooley of Elko, Nevada and Sherry Howell of Elko; sister-in-law, Shirley Sackett of LaVista; numerous nieces and nephews. Also, a very special person in Joan's life, Bev Kudron.
Joan was preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Mary Schaefer; daughter, Maureen (1962); sisters: Ethel Riley, Jeanette Maguire, Wilma Haferland, Arlene Preister and Mary Jane Fairbanks; brother, Ken Schaefer; and son-in-law, Gene Beck.
Joan's family would like to extend heartfelt thanks and gratitude to the Norfolk Veterans Home for the wonderful care they provided.
Condolences may be directed to www.mckownfuneralhome.com.
—The Columbus Telegram online, 10 Jan 2020.
Children of Leland Stanley "Bud" Sackett and Joan B Schaefer
Notes & Citations
- 1930 United States census
Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 0015; FHL microfilm: 2341027
Springfield, Sarpy County, Nebraska, 15 Apr 1930
Sackett, Ray E, head, home rented $12 pm, 38, m. at 29, b. NE, father b. IA, mother b. IA, driller, cement plant
Sackett, Eleanor V, wife, 26, m. at 18, b. NE, father b. NE, mother b. NE
Sackett, Irene E, dau, 7, b. NE, father b. NE, mother b. NE
Sackett, Josephine E, dau, 4 11/12, b. NE, father b. NE, mother b. NE
Sackett, Leland S, son, 2 8/12, b. NE, father b. NE, mother b. NE
Sackett, LaVerne A, son, 11/12, b. NE, father b. NE, mother b. NE.
- "U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940–1947" (Ancestry image), "Serial W423B, Leland Stanley Sackett, 2042 Boyd St, Ashland, Saunders County, Nebraska, age 19, b. Burwell, NE, 29 Aug 1927, contact Irene Raphael, 2042 Boyd St, employer: discharged 30 Sep 1946, race white, ht 5' 9", wt 170, eyes brown, hair brown, complexion ruddy, reg. Wahoo, Saunders County, NE, 4 Oct 1946."
|Appears in||Sacketts in the Military|
|Sackett line||5th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett of Hopewell|
|Charts||Line 3a (American)|
Thanet DNA chart 6
|Last Edited||15 Apr 2020|