Obituary Record

Richard F. Sackett
Died on 12/31/2000
Buried in Blair Cemetery

Enterprise, January 5, 2001


Funeral services for retired Chief Master Sergeant Richard F. Sackett, 64, of Blair, were held on Thursday, January 4, 2001, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Blair. Military graveside services were held at the Blair Cemetery. Mr. Sackett died at his home in Blair on Dec. 31, 2000.

Richard F. Sackett was born March 14, 1936, in Ashland to Ray and Eleanor (Koziol) Sackett.

He entered the U.S. Air Force on Sept. 13, 1954, and retired in 1984, having attained the highest enlisted rank of Chief Master Sergeant.

On Aug. 21, 1957, he married Shirley Hughes in Lincoln.

Mr. Sackett served at Lincoln AFB, Lincoln, Neb.; Ramsey AFB, Puerto Rico; Biggs AFB, El Paso, Texas; Keesler AFB, Bilozi, Miss.; Lockborn AFB, Columbus, Ohio; Korat AFB, Thailand; Hill AFB, Ogden, Utah; Malmstrom AFB, Great Falls, Mon.; Ubon AFB, Thailand; Kadena AFB, Okinawa; Ellsworth AFB, Rapid City, S.D.; Castle AFB, Atwater, Calif.; Alconbury RAF, England; and Offutt AFB, Bellevue.

After retiring from the Air Force, he worked for Boeing Aircraft Company in Mulvane, Kan., for six years.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley of Blair; two sons and daughters-in-law, Allen C. and Michelle Sackett of Lincoln; and Donald J. and Denise Sackett of Castle Rock, Colo.; two daughters and a son-in-law, Helen and John Hoer of Blair, and Susan Sackett of Omaha; eight grandchildren, one great-grandchild; a sister, Josephine Blum of Kansas City, Mo.; four brothers, Bud Sackett of Columbus, Neb., Marvin Sackett of Brea, Calif., Ronnie Sackett of Waco, Texas, Clarence Sackett of Missouri Valley, Iowa, and an aunt, Mary Koziol of Ashland, Neb.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, Joy, two brothers, Harry and LaVerne, and one sister, Irene. Campbell-Aman Funeral Home in Blair was in charge of arrangements.

~~~ Obituary courtesy of the Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings on file in the Blair Public Library at Blair, Nebraska.~~~

FindaGrave memorial # 10029668

Printed in the Washington County Enterprise on 1/5/2001