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Herbert R. Sackett ~ Rochester

Saturday, September 30th, 2017

Herbert Roy Sackett, age 95, passed away peacefully on September 28, 2017
at Rochester East Health Services in Rochester, MN.
 
Herb was born on July 10, 1922 in Dodge County, MN to Walter and Louise
(Burzlaff) Sackett. He grew up on a farm near West Concord, MN working with his grandfather, uncles, and brothers. He graduated from West Concord High School.
 
Herb married Arlowyne (Arly) E. Olsen on October 19, 1945. They farmed in
several Dodge County locations before moving into Kasson, MN. He then worked for Waters Instruments in Rochester and later Owatonna Canning Company and Gandy Company. They bought their hobby farm near Dodge Center, MN to enjoy during their retirement. Arly passed away in December of 2000. Herb later moved back to Kasson, MN. He enjoyed farming, gardening, woodworking and time with his family and friends.
 
He is survived by his daughters Kathryn (Dean) Mennen and Karen (Harlan)
Gerke; grandchildren Lisa (James) Carlson, Darin (Carla) Jensen, Bill
(Jessica) Gerke, Robin Rust, Dan Gerke, Daryl (Nicole) Mennen and Doreen
Gould; 11 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law Delores Sackett, Eleanor
Sackett, Jean (Olsen) Coshun; and brother-in-law Ralph Olsen.
 
He was preceded in death by his wife, Arly, his parents and his brothers
William Sackett, Robert Sackett and Harley Sackett.
 
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, October 5, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 301 8th Ave NW, Kasson, MN with Pastor Nirmala Reinschmidt officiating. Visitation will be at the church from 9:30 am until the time of the service. Burial will be in the Concord Cemetery, Old Concord, MN.
 
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorial be directed to them for distribution per their wishes.


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Jerald R. “Jerry” Tompkins ~ Byron

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

Jerald R. (Jerry) Tompkins passed away on September 27, 2017 at Prairie Meadows in Kasson where he had resided since May 2015. Jerry was born in Byron, MN on May 15, 1936 to LeRoy and Mary (Winslow) Tompkins.
 
Jerry married Anneliese Hutzler Fricker on February 17, 1979. She passed away in 2004. He worked at the Mayo Clinic x-ray lab until going to IBM where he retired after 29 years. While at IBM, he was drafted and spent two years in the US Army.
 
He was a member of the Byron United Methodist Church, the Byron Area Historical Society, Byron Area Senior Citizens, Byron American Legion Post #119 and the Byron Alumni Association. Jerry and Ann were frequent travelers and their last trip was a Silver Anniversary cruise with the family.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister Dorine (5 days old) and his wife. Survivors include brother Stanley (Darlene) of Kasson; son James (Kari); daughter Julie (Scott) Raddatz; stepsons Rick (Sharon) Fricker, Jim Fricker (Renita Wolf) both of Rochester, and Edward (Jacquie) Fricker of Stewartville; ten grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
 
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at the Byron United Methodist Church, 507 – 1st Ave NW, Byron, MN with Pastor Joel Xavier of the Kasson United Methodist Church officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. There will be no reviewal. Burial will be at the Byron Cemetery.
 
Memorials are suggested to a charity of the donor’s choice.


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