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From: "Kari Roehl" <>
Subject: Obituary of Austin Sackett & others
Date: Fri, 11 Jun 2004 15:14:17 -0500

The West Bend News, December 19, 1923, West Bend, Wisconsin

Austin S. Sackett

At the home of his daughter, Mrs. Arthur Bertram, on North street here, Austin S. Sackett, an old resident of Campbellsport, passed away last week Wednesday, Dec. 12, 1923, at midnight. He had been staying there for three weeks. He had been in poor health for several years, although up and around. Wednesday evening his condition grew serious, and he died shortly after. Deceased was born June 20, 1850, at Dayton, Ohio, and in his childhood moved with his parents to Waucousta. About 30 year ago he located at Campbellsport. He married Miss Mary Hixon in February, 1900 and leave his widow, four children, Mrs. Arthur Bertram and Ruth of here, Floyd of Campbellsport and Percy, traveling the West, and three brothers, Henry F. Sackett of Fond du Lac, George Sackett of Phillips, and Simon Sackett of Marystown, California. He was a painter by trade but for many years was the flagman at the Main street crossing in Campbellsport. The remains were taken to that village on Monday,!
where services were held in the Methodist church in the afternoon, Rev. Garrett officiating. Interment was made in the Union cemetery of that village.

The West Bend News, September 21, 1950, West Bend, Wisconsin

Floyd Sackett

Funeral services will be held this (Thursday) afternoon at 2 o'clock in this city for Floyd Sackett of Cincinnati, Ohio. Rev. Marvin Schilling of Beaver Dam, will officiate at the funeral services and at teh committal srevices on Union cemetery, Campbellsport.

Mr. Sackett died at Wisconsin General Hospital, Madison, on Tuesday, Sept. 19. He had been ill for the past year.

Deceased was born August 30, 1902 at Campbellsport. He had lived in this city for some time, but for the past six years had been a resident of Cincinnati.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Mary Sackett, 228 S. Sixth ave., city; two sisters, Mrs. Pearl Bertram of West Bend and Mrs. Ruth Brunner of Fredonia, and a brother, Percy Sackett of San Francisco, California.

The West Bend News, January 9, 1958, West Bend, Wisconsin

Mrs. Mary Sackett Dies at Hospital (this is a headline news item!)

Mrs. Mary Sackett, 225 N. Main st, city, died at St. Joseph's hospital, city, at 5:45 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8.

Mrs. Sackett who made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Pearl Bertram, at the above address, was 89 years of age.

The former Mary Hicken was born in the town of Scott, Sheboygan county, on July 15, 1858. She lived there until the time of her marriage to Austin Sackett in 1900. At that time they moved to the village of Campbellsport. Following Mr. Sackett's death in December, 1923, she came to this city to make her home with Mrs. Bertram.

Mrs. Sackett leaves the daughter mentioned above, another daughter, Mrs. Ruth Brunner of Fredonia, five grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Two other children preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Schmidt funeral home at 1:30p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11 bu the Rev. D.L. Wandschneider. Burial will be in the Union cemetery at Campbellsport. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Friday.

Deceased was a member of the WSCS of Fifth Avenue Methodist Church and a member of the Royal Neighbor Camp 3172 of Campbellsport.

As you can see, I really had a good research day!....

I believe the headline news for Mrs. Mary Sackett was due to her son-in-law, Arthur Bertram. He was a very well known local figure.

Kari Roehl

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