Keith Raymond Sackett, 73, of St. Charles died peacefully at Chosen Valley Care Center, Sunday May 7th, following a two month battle with a malignant brain tumor.
He was born April 6, 1944 at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester to Layton and Catherine (Palmby) Sackett. Keith lived in St. Charles his entire life, graduating from St. Charles High School in 1963. He worked for Greenway Co-op, Dick Mathison and Mayo Clinic as a custodian, retiring in 2010. In 1986 Keith married Joyce Haines. They loved to go to ball games, camping, making s'mores around the camp fire and vacationing in northern Minnesota. He loved sports, playing baseball in his youth and coached American Legion Baseball for 14 years. He also loved to watch the Twins and Vikings. Keith and Joyce enjoyed feeding the birds and providing a loving home to their four dogs. Keith belonged to St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church and the St. Charles Moose Lodge.
He leaves behind two step-sons, Jim (Laurie) Borowick of Plymouth and their four sons, Andrew, Paul, Jonah and Nathan; Paul (Sharon) Borowick of Eau Claire and their children, Kevin and Jessica, two brothers, James Sackett of Sun City West, AZ and Kenneth (Marilyn) Sackett of Arlington Heights, IL and a sister Kathleen (Ben) Ellsworth of Rochester, many nieces and nephews as well as several special friends who really showed their love during his illness. Keith is preceded in death by his wife Joyce, parents, a sister-in-law, Phyllis Sackett, a nephew Derek Sackett and a niece Sonia Ellsworth. A special thank you to the wonderful care at St. Mary's Hospital, Chosen Valley Care Center and Mayo Clinic Hospice.
A Funeral Mass will be 11 a.m. Friday at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church with the Reverend Kurt Farrell officiating. Burial will follow in Hillside Cemetery. Friends may call one hour before services at the church. Please share a memory of Keith at his online guestbook and view his video tribute when it becomes available at www.hofffuneral.com.
In lieu of flowers and plants, memorials are suggested to St. Charles Moose Lodge, 166 West 11th Street, St. Charles, MN 55972 for a high school scholarship for college in Keith's honor.
Hoff Funeral and Cremation service of St. Charles is assisting the family with arrangements.
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