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Loretta A. Sackman

May 25, 1940 - December 15, 2023
Racine, WI



Wednesday, December 20, 2023
9:30 AM to 11:15 AM CST
St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church


Wednesday, December 20, 2023
11:30 AM CST
Live Stream
St. Paul the Apotle Catholic Church
6400 Spring Street
Racine, WI


At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

American Cancer Society

Life Story / Obituary


Loretta Ann Sackman, age 83, passed away peacefully Friday, December 15, 2023. Loretta was born to Gilbert and June Niesen in Racine, Wisconsin on May 25, 1940. She graduated St. Catherine’s High School in 1959.

On June 24, 1961, Loretta married the love of her life, Jerry, at St. Edward Catholic Church. Loretta and Jerry, married for 55 years, remained in Racine where they raised their family. Loretta was an active member of Saint Rita Catholic Church, choir member, & activity leader. Lori was the ultimate caregiver; caring for her grandmother, mother, & mother-in-law in their senior years, as activity director for the residents of the nursing facility where she worked, fostering a young child, mother to 10 children and the most loving grandmother to her cherished grandchildren. The heart and soul of Lori's life was her family.

She will be greatly missed by her children, Michele (Steve) Bachmann, Jerry (Lisa) Sackman, Wendy Sackman, Chris (Aimee) Sackman, Heather (Will) Schreiner, Dominic Sackman, Nichole (Tony) DeBaker, Danielle (Jeff) Jaeckle, Angelo (Heather) Sackman; grandchildren Jeff (Kathryn Satter), Lexi, Liz, Laura, Amanda, Jacob, Jessie, Kathryn, Joshua, Faith, Jonathan, Lauren, Will, Luke, Hannah, Colton, Parker, Jisela, Julius, Jianna, Addison, and Logan; great-grandchildren, Mikayla, Nevaeh, Jaxon, Ezekiel, Caylee and Ava; siblings Frances (Gary) Weiss, Deanna Rybarik, Arlene (Don) LoPiccolo, and treasured family members Drew Charpentier, Casey Neissen, Lynn McMunn, and in-laws Nancy Casciaro, Patrick (Betts) Saccomandi, Thomas (Kathy) Sackman, Toni Veronick, & Diane (Richard) Price. In addition to her parents, Loretta was preceded in death by her husband Jerry, daughter Stephanie, sisters Carol and Jill, brother Gil, brothers-in-law Dennis, Wayne, Tom, Angelo, Mick, and Greg and sister-in-law Shirley.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, 6400 Spring Street on Wednesday, December 20, 2023, 11:30 a.m.. Entombment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, Highway 32. Relatives and friends may meet with the family prior to Mass at St. Paul’s Catholic Church, 9:30 am until 11:15 am. Memorials in Loretta’s honor may be given to the American Cancer Society.

The service will be livestreamed and may be viewed at https://www.facebook.com/meredithfuneralhome/