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Evelyn M. (Sackett) Rossell

May 27, 1921 — August 25, 2015

Evelyn M. (Jahnke) Sackett-Rossell, the daughter of Ernest William and Emma Fredricka (Butenhoff) Jahnke, was born May 27, 1921, in Lewis, Iowa. Evelyn entered eternal rest on August 25, 2015, at CHI Health Mercy Hospital, in Corning, Iowa at the age of 94 years, 2 months, and 29 days.
Evelyn attended Lewis High School in Lewis, Iowa, and graduated with the class of 1938. On November 2, 1938, she married Charlie Sackett, in Cass County, Iowa. They would live in California, Washington, and North Dakota, before returning to Iowa in 1949. They made their home south of Corning in the Fairview area. This union was blessed with three children: Jerry, Elaine, and Greg. Charlie passed away February 15, 1987. Evelyn later met and married Alvin Rossell on January 13, 1989, in Omaha, Nebraska. Alvin passed away July 4, 2002.
Evelyn was a homemaker who loved her garden, raising both vegetables and flowers. She also helped with the farm work, driving a tractor and helping care for the livestock. Evelyn was a member of the former Fairview Church where she was active in the Church’s Ladies’ Aide. She also enjoyed playing cards in the neighborhood card club.
Left to cherish Evelyn’s memory are her sons: Jerry (Shirley) Sackett, Cedar Bluffs, NE; Greg (Cindy) Sackett, Corning; daughter; Elaine (Gerald) Lynam, Creston; seven granddaughters: Shelley (Tim) Bakerink, Nicole (Eric) Shawler, Michelle (Dan) Eby, Suzanne (Jim) Westerfield, Stephanie (Trent) Winn, Kelly (Karl) Herring, and Katie (Jeff) McKague; 12 great-grandchildren: Spencer, Abigail, Morgan, Gavin, Peyton, Haley, Ashlyn, Landon, Ryder, Saylor, Logan, and Brynlee; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
Preceding Evelyn in death were her parents; husbands: Charles Sackett and Alvin Rossell; brother; Roy Jahnke; sisters: Gertrude Linkletter, Alice Herman, and Helen Lowe; brothers-in-law: John Linkletter, Julius Herman, and Cecil Lowe; sister-in-law Yulon Jahnke.

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