Friday, July 12, 2013



AGE: 91

ADDRESS: 231 Sunrise Court Stetsonville, Former Rib Lake Area Resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 7:25 A.M. Thursday, July 11 at Our House Assisted Living, Medford where he had resided for the past 4 days and under the care of Hope Hospice.

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: Per Vince’s request no services will be held

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: May 20, 1922 in Medford

EDUCATION: 1940 graduate of Medford High School

MARRIAGE: June 10, 1943, Medford, where they celebrated their 70th Wedding Anniversary this year,to Pearl V. Lekies

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Vince worked on a mink ranch since the age of 14, after school, weekends and during the summer. Vince worked in Laona for about 9 months in a flooring factoring in the spring of 1942 until being drafted in November 1942. He served in the Army Air Force during WWII from November 1942 till February 1946. In November 1942 he did his basic training in Utah, he then spent six weeks at Fort Sheridan, IL. To be a meat and dairy inspector. Vince then was at South Carolina Columbia Air Base for two in a half years in Veterinary Detachment; a branch of the Medical Department. It involved inspecting meat and dairy. He also vaccinated guard dogs and all pilots had dogs. Vince and Pearl were married and lived in South Carolina; transferred to Nebraska for 3 months; transferred to Kansas until he was honorably discharged. From 1946-1951 he managed Ben Ruesch Mink Ranch. He then worked for Ed Dittrich mink ranch 2 summers before going into the service and after his return he worked full time from 1952-1955. Vince then built, owned and operated a mink ranch in Rib Lake from 1955 until his retirement in 1987. In 1987, they moved to the Stetsonville area.
Enjoyed working with his mink, playing cards, watching sports and reading.

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Pearl V. Sackmann of Stetsonville

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Sandra (Gene) Rizzi of Rib Lake, Sherryl (Edward) Scheller of Tomahawk, Randall (Linda) Sackmann of Westboro and Lori (David Winter) Sackmann of Snohomish, Washington


SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Florence Mayer of Chelsea, George (Joan) Sackmann of Holcombe, Edward Sackmann of Westboro and Ethel Kuzenski of Medford
Survived by Sister-In-Law: Rachael Sackmann of Stevens Point

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Margaret Schlais, Richard, Rose “Dolly” Martin, Donald and Herman


DECEASED MOTHER: Elsie Sackmann (Maiden Name: Widmer)

OTHER INFORMATION: Hemer Funeral Homes of Medford and Rib Lake is assisting the family with arrangements
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