Rosemary "Mickie" Sachtleben|
Rosemary "Mickie" Sachtle, 80, of Nashville, Ill., born Feb. 5, 1936, in Belleville, Ill., departed this life at 2:20 p.m. Tuesday, March 15, 2016, at her residence surrounded by her loving family.
Mickie worked as a telephone operator after graduating high school before she dedicated her life as a loving mother and lifetime homemaker. As her children got older she became a pharmacy technician with Nashville Pharmacy. Mickie's next career was to help her husband Frank Sachtleben operate Nashville Mobile Home Park and Nashville Manufactured Homes.
Mickie's competitive nature and hobbies in her younger days included league play in softball, bowling and golf. Later in life she enjoyed card club with friends and to the tending of large collection of flowering cacti, a hobby that started with the gift of a couple of plants provided by her brother-in-law. She enjoyed traveling to visit family from Kentucky, Colorado, Florida, Alabama, Ohio and Illinois. She always looked forward to girl trips to Las Vegas with her sisters, daughters, nieces and girlfriends. She enjoyed tropical cruises, and sightseeing trips to New England and Europe but her "most favorite trips" were the ones vacationing with her family in Florida and the Florida Keys.
Mickie's favorite treasure at home was her recreation room. Her "rec room" walls were filled with photos of family, friends and treasures of travel. She kept mementos of her dogs that all had special talents she had taught them. Talents like retrieving newspapers, performing tricks on verbal command and one dog that she taught to play the piano. She displayed a collection of over 600 pair of collectible salt and pepper sets acquired from around the world, but what she treasured the most were the pictures of her grandchildren along with their living changing wall chart that documented their heights when they came to visit "Mamie's and Pa Pa's home".
She was preceded in death by her parents, Adam and Marguerite McBride; infant sister, Kathy; brother, Marvin "Mac" McBride; and two sisters, Patricia "Pat" Day and Roberta "Bobbie" Belleville.
Surviving are her husband, Frank Sachtleben; sister, Jacqueline "Jackie" (Jim) Averbeck; sister-in-law, Marilyn McBride; brother-in-law, Allen Belleville; four children, Kent (Becky) Cookson, Gregg Cookson, Dawn (Jack) Skees, and Jody (David) Reyburn; five stepchildren, Scott Sachtleben, Angie (Scott) Jones, Sonya (Patrick) Lincolnhol, David Sachtleben, and Nancy (Tony) Kurre; 19 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; many loving cousins, nieces and nephews; and a host of friends that span multiple generations of her 55 years of living in Nashville Ill.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Mickie's memory may be made to the Hospice of Southern Illinois, Visiting Nurses of Southern Illinois or the "Walk With the Dogs" and will be accepted by the Campagna Funeral Home. Online expressions of sympathy can be made at www.campagnafuneralhomes.
Visitation: A public visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 17, 2016, at Campagna Funeral Home, Nashville, Ill.
Funeral: Following a private funeral service on Friday, March 18, 2016, friends and family are invited to a light luncheon at 11:30 a.m. at the American Legion Hall in Nashville, Ill.
CAMPAGNA FUNERAL HOME, Nashville, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Mar. 17, 2016