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Denis L. Sackett


Denis L. Sackett, 75, of Bloomington, formerly of Carlinville, passed away at 6:24 a.m. on Friday, April 14, 2023 at his residence.

Denis was born Oct. 4, 1947 in Litchfield, the son of Stella Bethel.

He married Michelle Tosh on June 8, 1985 in Bloomington.

Denis served in the US Air Force during the Vietnam War. He was an active leader in the formation of the Bloomington-Normal American Legion Honor Guard.

Denis had worked for Unit 5 School at Normal Community High School for many years where he was the night custodian. He was a Security Officer for US Security Associates at Heartland Community College and most recently for Allied Universal Security Company at Rivian Automotive. Denis was an avid gun enthusiast.

Surviving are his wife Stella; children, Shawne (Jason) Geisler, Olathe, KS, Kimberly (Richard) Hon, Greenwood, IN, Grant Sackett, Bloomington; grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Addison and Haley Geisler, Miley Sackett, Logan Hon; sister, Diana (Greg) Joiner, Carlinville.

Denis was preceded in death by his mother, stepfather and his brother, Robert D. Sackett.

Services were held on Tuesday, April 18, 2023 at Calvert & Metzler Memorial Home, Bloomington, with Pastor Chuck Bahn officiating. Military rites were held by the Bloomington-Normal American Legion Honor Guard.

The family suggests memorials be made to the Bloomington-Normal American Legion Honor Guard.

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