Lewis Sackett

Lewis L. Sackett, 71 of Eau Claire passed away on Monday, June 22, 2015 at his residence. He was diagnosed with cancer just one month ago.

Lewie was born on April 19, 1944 to Lloyd and Lila (Asplin) Sackett in Neilsville, Wisconsin. He grew up in Wisconsin and South Dakota. He married Pat after a two day engagement and was about to celebrate 50 years of marriage in July. He served 3 years in the US Army, two of which were spent in Italy; spent 6 years in appliance repair; and started Sackett Construction in 1975-work that he never considered a job. Lewie and Pat settled in rural Fall Creek where they raised their family. He will be remembered as a hard-working, loyal and loving man who set the bar high with his example of how to live life and, in the last month, how to leave life. He will be missed greatly.

Lewie is survived by his wife, Patricia (Peterson) Sackett of Eau Claire; five children, AnnMarie (Bruce) Anderson of Fall Creek, Wade (Robin) Sackett of Menomonie, Molly (Steve) Aaron of Farmington, MN, Ivan (Katie) Sackett of Fall Creek, and Susan (Steve) Craig of Lakeville, MN; 21 dearly loved grandchildren; his first great-granddaughter due in September ; sisters, Lila (Charles) Jones of Phoenix, AZ, Susan (David) Scholze of Humbird, Donna Sackett of Myrtle Beach, SC, and Laurel (Wade) Meek of Black River Falls; brothers, Jim (Jodi) of Greer, SC, Jesse (Pat) of Rockland, Bruce (Lori) of Globe, AZ, Vern (Ann) of Arena, and Mark of Mesa, AZ.

Lewie is preceded in death by his parents, Lloyd and Lila Sackett and brother, Harold (Sonny) Sackett as well as several loved extended family members.

Visitation will be on Thursday, June 25, 2015 from 2:00 to 7:00 pm at Smith Funeral Chapel.


  1. The families of C.R. Bryan & Sons Excavating send our deepest condolences to Louie’s family. Louie and Wade had just visited us a week ago. I had never met Louie, but the guys had always told me he was ” nicest guy you would ever meet” and the very few minutes that I was able to visit with him– he left my heart full of joy to have finally had the chance to truly meet “the nicest guy” — May he rest in peace. We send our love to his family.

  2. Hold tight to memories for comfort, lean on your friends and family for strength, and always remember how much you are loved. Sorry I can’t be at the visitation, but your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. With great sympathy and love.

  3. Lewie, once again prove one can’t really prepare for a loss. He was given more time but like a swift wind his soul extended to heaven. Now that bigger than life loving man is an angel in heaven. As part of this family, I would like to thank the Sackett family for sharing your dad, especially with the Craig family. He was exceptional, we all have the fond memories, Lewie soul is at rest. Love you Lewie!

  4. Although we didn’t know Lewie, we love his brother, Jim (and wife Jody) and his sister, Donna. We’re sending our thoughts and prayers to all of Lewie’s family and friends from South Carolina.

  5. My heart goes out to you and your family. I’m so sorry for your loss. I’m with you in spirit but will be home soon to comfort you and your beautiful family. Love and hugs for all

  6. We extend our deepest heartfelt sympathy for your loss. Although, no words can really help to ease the pain you feel, please know our prayers and thoughts are with all of you at this very difficult time. With Love,

  7. Dear Pat and family, Dave and I are saddened to hear of Lewie’s passing our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Love you all!

  8. Part I am sorry to hear of Lewis passing away. I was glad to see him the last time we were up there. If there is anything we can do please let us know! Again I am sorry! Love always

  9. Dear Patsy, and family,
    I was remembering all the times we made the trip from AK to Wis., seeing all of you was always the first stop. Thinking of you all now, and missing the “cousin times”

  10. Pat, AnnMarie, Wade, Molly, Ivan and Susan, I am so sorry for your loss. I had the privilege of not only being a babysitter, but to be your neighbors for so many years. Your family holds a special place in my heart. I wish I could be there, but know my thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God give you strength through this very difficult time. Love,

  11. Pat and family,I am so sorry to hear about Lewie’s passing. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. I have so many memories of your wonderful family.

  12. Sending our prayers and thoughts to Pat and the entire Sackett family.Your deep love and appreciation for each other will help you through these dark days ahead, but know we will be there for you as well. We are so blessed to have had the opportunity to spend a little time with Lewie, a kind and gentle man with a heart of gold! May Peace be with you ~ Love,

  13. Our deepest sympathy to all of Lewie’s family. We were blessed to have known him. One of the nicest guys we’ve ever met. We think of him often as we enjoy our wonderful family room that he built on to our home! Love and hugs to all

  14. Dear Sackett Family, KC and I were so sadden to hear of the passing of Lewie. What a kind and gentle man – well that is an understatement. We send our condolences, hugs and love. May the many memories of Lewie with friends and family fill your hear as during this difficult time.

  15. I heard the news of Lewie’s passing and it broke my heart. He was such a wonderful man, husband and father. I have such fond memories of time spent with his family. You all were so kind to me and opened up your hearts and home to me, and for that I will forever be grateful. Please know that I am thinking of you all during this hard time. Take care

  16. We always enjoyed visiting with Lewie. He was a kind, generous and gentle man. We will miss his friendly hello and smile in the neighborhood.

  17. While I never met you Lewis, it is obvious by the kind words of your family and others who knew you, that you wore a heart of gold, and a hat full of wisdom. For that, you have my respect. Rest well in peace, knowing those who knew you well will carry on your legacy!

  18. I will miss his blue eyes and smile at our family reunions. He was a sweet man and wish Pat and family strength during the difficult times ahead. My heart is sad.

  19. I’m so sorry to hear of Lewie’s passing. I have memories of how kind he is. My prayers go out to you all.

  20. I would like to send you all my heartfelt condolences. Louie was such an amazing man. He will be greatly missed. Growing up I spent many many hours at the Sackett home and was always treated like family. Louie and Pat were wonderful to my family and I will always appreciate that. May you RIP Louie. God Bless you all

  21. Pat and family, I just heard of your loss, so didn’t get to the visitation. I am so sorry to hear this and sure that your husband, father and best friend is more than missed. I can’t in words express condolences that are adequate, but am sure the memories you have will be wonderful and inspirational. My heartfelt sympathy extends to all of you during this difficult time.

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