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James David Sackett
James David Sackett
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James David Sackett was born April 30, 1961 in Rochester, MN. He passed away at his home on August 31st, 2021.

Jim graduated from Mayo High School in 1979. He was happily married to Diane Sackett who was his partner in life for 36 years. Jim was a proud sprinkler fitter for 40 years with Olympic Fire Protection and retired two years ago. Jim always enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He had a passion for the outdoors, deer hunting and home improvement projects, especially ones at the cabin. Jim loved the game of hockey, and he never missed a single game that his boys played. His genuine spirit and down-to-earth personality will be remembered by all.

Jim is survived by his wife, Diane; sons, Tom and fiancé Erin and Tony and girlfriend Molly; Parents Dave Sackett and Teresa Sackett; siblings, Kim (Paul) Sackett-Rowekamp, Joni (Tony) Canney, Ann (John) Bikus, John (Nikki) Sackett, and Sarah Mason (Tom Hoel). He will be greatly missed by his family, friends, and many members of the Rochester community.

A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 pm Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes (5421 Royal Place NW, Rochester, MN). Visitation will be held from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Monday, September 6th, 2021 at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Home as well as one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow at Union Cemetery in Pleasant Grove, MN. The funeral will be livestreamed at https://www.facebook.com/Ranfranzandvine/.

Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Sackett family; to share a special memory or condolence please visit www.ranfranzandvinefh.com

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6
Monday
Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes
5421 Royal Place NW
Rochester, MN 55901
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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Sep
7
Tuesday
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5421 Royal Place NW
Rochester, MN 55901
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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7
Tuesday
Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes
5421 Royal Place NW
Rochester, MN 55901
2:00 PM

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  Jeff RA Brown on Sep 2, 2021

I'll miss you Coach Sackett...Jimbo...Jim....You were a part of some of the best years of my life growing up. When I'd run into you in recent years I'd feel like I was right back to the good old days-- playing on hockey teams and hanging out with Tom and Tony. It didn't seem like a big deal at the time, but a couple of years ago after a Mayo Hockey Golf Tournament Tom, Canz, Kasdagly, and I made a surprise visit to see you and Diane at the house after golf. You had just retired. We had a couple beers, you showed us a collection of old brass sprinkler fittings (which normally would be boring but with you explaining them were actually pretty cool), we shot bows and caught up on each others lives. You were so happy to be with all of us again at your house and although I'm sad we won't do that again, I'll treasure and am thankful for that memory. Thanks for all the support and looking out for us over the years, Jim....you'll be missed but remembered fondly.

Tom, Tony, Diane - I'm so sorry for your loss. Your husband / father was an amazing man. I love you all. Take care - Jeff Brown

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