David J. Sackett

Sept.1 1947 - June 18, 2011

David J. Sackett of Waukesha passed away Saturday, June 18, 2011, at age 63. He was born in Rhinelander on Sept. 1 1947, to David and Helen (nee:Borda) Sackett.

David was employed at GE Medical Systems for 33 years, retiring in 2004. He enjoyed reading, watching baseball, football, boxing and NASCAR. David and his sons started watching the original Twilight Zone series and also enjoyed going to the movie theater. David was a faithful member of St. John Neumann Catholic Church for 24 years. On Aug.14, 1971 he married Frances Gilbert in Rhinelander.

He is survived by his loving wife, Frances Sackett of Waukesha, and their four children, Kurt Sackett of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Christopher (Karen) Sackett of Hartland, Michael Sackett and Jeffery Sackett, both of Waukesha; and three grandchildren, Kurtis, Melissa, and Christopher. David is further survived by his brothers and sisters, Robert (Christine) Sackett of Rhinelander, Helen (John) Edwardson of Rhinelander, Polly (Kurt) Bruns of California, Pete Sackett of Rhinelander and Theresa; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 23, at Randle-Dable Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha, with a vigil service at 7 p.m. Services continue Friday, June 24, at the funeral home with prayers at 9:15 a.m., followed by a procession to St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 2400 W. Highway 59, for the 10 a.m. funeral Mass. The Rev. John P. Schreiter will preside. Interment will immediately follow at St. Joseph Cemetery.

For further information, please call Randle-Dable Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035, or go to www.waukeshafunerals.com for directions or to leave an online tribute.