Raymond F. Sackett was born January 29, 1941 in Winnebago, Minnesota the son of Fenton and Neva (Stauffer) Sackett. Growing up, he attended school in Madelia, Minnesota and graduated from Grove City High School. Ray was baptized at the Methodist Church and became a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Schaller on June 20, 2012.
On April 23, 1960, Ray was united in marriage to Rose Christle in Forest City, Minnesota. Together, they were blessed with three children: Allen, Richard, and Tammy.
After a brief stint in farming, Ray began trucking and then became an owner/operator in 1982. Ray enjoyed car racing in his younger year and later watching his grandson race. He loved spending time with family and watching his grandchildren's ballgames. Ray treasured his family and will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.
Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Rose of Schaller, Iowa; children: Allen (Donna) Sackett of Schaller, Iowa; Richard (Pamela) Sackett of Schaller, Iowa; Tammy Jeckell of Schaller, Iowa; grandchildren: Benjamin (fiancÚ, Sarah) Sackett; Justin (Alyssa) Sackett; Emily Sackett; Shannon (Justin) Meseck; Nick Sackett; Daniel Jeckell; step grandchildren: Thad (Ambia) Jeckell; Jesse (Shawn) Wiese; great grandchildren: Keira Mae and Oliver Sackett; Isabella and Dexter Meseck; step great grandchildren: Tristin Jeckell; Kylie, Alexa and Carter Wiese; brothers: Marvin (Peggy) Sackett of Atwater, Minnesota; Marlin (Gwen) Sackett of Eden Prairie, Minnesota; David (Michelle) Sackett of Grove City, Minnesota; extended family and many friends.
Ray was preceded in death by his parents; infant sister, Nonanette Sackett; son-in-law, Rick Jeckell; father and mother-in-law, Daniel and Mildred Christle; step great granddaughter, Karlie Wiese.