|Betty Sacco, age 83 of Knoxville, died at 1:35 P.M. on Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at ManorCare in Dubuque, Iowa.
She was born on April 3, 1930 in Moline, Illinois the daughter of Oscar and Irma Pisman Willaert. She married Tom Sacco on September 17, 1949 in East Moline, Illinois. He preceded her in death on June 7, 2010.
She is survived by one daughter: Christine (Jim) Coughlin of Peru, Illinois, two sons: David Sacco of Phoenix, Arizona and Dan (Penny) Sacco of Dubuque, Iowa. Also surviving are grandchildren: Keith (Sarah) Coughlin of Arlington, Virginia, Kristin Sacco of Portland, Oregon, Erin (Michael) Sacco Pineda of San Diego, California, Tracy (Scott) Leffler of Fridley, Minnesota, Julie (Dan Paulsrud) Coughlin of Waukesha, Wisconsin, Natalie (Jon Kremer) Sacco of Dubuque, Iowa and Gabriel (Amanda) Sacco of Dubuque, Iowa. Seven great grandchildren: Grace Leffler, Connor Paulsrud, Nolan Sacco Pineda, Jacob Sacco Pineda, Riley Sacco, Kendall Paulsrud, and Charlie Leffler. One foster sister, Agnes Babeu of Reynolds, Illinois. She was preceed in death by her parents, one brother and her husband.
She received her Associate Degree from Clarke University of Dubuque, Iowa. She was a member of the Corpus Christi Catholic Church and attended St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Galesburg, Illinois. She was a member of the Altar and Rosary Society, the St. Vincent DePaul Society, and the American Cancer Society. She enjoyed fishing, golf, and card games, especially bridge and euchre, with family and friends. She enjoyed her flowers. She was also a member of Oak Run in Dahinda, Illinois for many years.
Funeral Mass will held on Monday, April 22, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Galesburg, Illinois. Father Deus-Dedit Byabato will officiate. Visitation will be held from 2:00 to 5:00 P.M. on Sunday, April 21, 2013 at the Hurd Hendricks Funeral Home and Crematory in Knoxville, Illinois with Rosary at 4:00 P.M. Private Inurnment at a later date at the Rock Island Arsenal. Memorials may be made to Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. On-line condolences and sympathy cards may be sent through www.hurd-hendricksfuneralhome.com