Obit: Sackett, Ann Amy (1916 - 2010)


Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon


Surnames: Sackett, Samson, Pozega, Wilkinson, Chandler, Gertz, Petkovsek, Bakken, Erickson 

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) April 7, 2010 

Sackett, Ann Amy (18 January 1916 - 3 April 2010) 

Ann Sackett, 93, of Neillsville formerly of Fairchild, died Saturday, April 3, 2010, at the Memorial Health and Rehabilitation Center in Neillsville. 

Ann Amy Pozega was born Jan. 18, 1916,a t home in Willard, the daughter of Thomas and Anna (Samson) Pozega.  She attended the Blackberry Grade School in Willard.  After completing her schooling, she worked on the family farm.  She was united in marriage May 15, 1937, to Charles L. Sackett.  They lived in Willard for awhile and then eventually moved to Fairchild, where they farmed and raised their family.  They retired in the ‘70s and sold the farm, keeping 10 acres to live on.  They lived there until 2005 when they moved to the Memorial Health and Rehabilitation Center in Neillsville. 

In her spare time, Ann loved tending to her vegetable garden and canning.  She also loved reading, picking berries, and she loved being outdoors among nature.  She loved taking walks with her dog and being among the other animals of the wild. 

She is survived by two daughters, Carol (Lloyd) Wilkenson of Salem and Evelyn (Michael) Chandler of Alma Center; four grandchildren, Jane, Connie, Debra and Barbra; nine great-grandchildren, Janine, Janelle, Jessica, Ryan, Robert, Rachel, Nathan, Jordan and Jasmin; and one sister, Christine Gertz of Anoka, MN. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles, her parents, three brothers and five sisters. 

Funeral services for Ann will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 7, 2010, at the Gesche Funeral Home in Neillsville.  Pastor Meg Erickson of the United Methodist Church of Merrillan will conduct the service.  Interment will be in the Fairchild Cemetery. 

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Gesche Funeral Home in Neillsville. 

Casketbearers are Michael Chandler, Lloyd Wilkinson, Gary and Larry Pozega, Joe Petkovsek and Dan Bakken. 

Online condolences may be made at

The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting Ann’s family with funeral arrangements. 



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