Lind WA
Elmer Jacob Sackmann
was born Oct. 1, 1928 in Ritzville, WA to Anna Klettke Sackmann and Jacob Sackmann. He passed away on Nov. 26, 2020 in Moses Lake, WA.

He lived his entire life in Lind and was a lifelong farmer until his retirement in 1997. He spent from 1952-1954 in the Army Corps of Engineers building and maintaining airfields mostly in the Aleutian Islands in Alaska.
In 1964 he married Erlene Weston and gained an instant family he never referred to his children as stepchildren they were his children. He belonged to the Lind Fire Dept. and was also an EMT. He was also a member of the Lind Active Club now Lions Club and a member of the Lind Calvary Assembly of God Church.

He loved his family even those far away, camping, fishing, traveling, farming, telling stories and just talking to his friends. His most loved and favorite possession was a pair of binoculars that was given to him by his son Gage almost 50 years ago.

He was preceded in death by his parents Anna and Jacob, brothers Elton, Clarence and Norman, wife Erlene, son Jon and daughters Kathie and Beverly. Surviving are his children Jan (Pete) Beshara of Marcola, Oregon and son Gage also of Marcola, Oregon Grandchildren Carin Monroe, Bobbi Jo Timm, Shawn Thacker, John (Christie) Hankins, Evelyn (Philip) Lai and Pete (Rina) Huseby, 15 Great Grandchildren and 1 Great-Great-Grandson and numerous nieces and nephews.
A visitation will be held at Danekas Funeral Home in Ritzville, WA on Dec. 3, 2020 starting at 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. A funeral service will be held Dec. 4, 2020 at the Lind Calvary Assembly Of God Church in Lind, WA starting at 11:00 am., followed by a public burial at Lind Cemetery. After the service there will be a reception held at the church.

Covid-19 protocols will be followed by wearing mask and social distancing.

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Karen Izelle (Gallion) Tinkham,
born on March 8th, 1944 in Ritzville WA, died peacefully and unexpectedly on November 19th, 2020. Karen lived a life of hard work, dedication and loving her family and friends. Karen grew up in Ritzville and attended Lind High School. After high school, Karen moved to Spokane in the late 1960ís where she met and married her late husband Donald F Tinkham.

She was an extremely hard-working woman not afraid of any job. This is what lead her to career in truck driving alongside her husband. They traveled the country from coast to coast. They drove for many years together, loving the adventures and site seeing opportunities. Her travel passion didnít stop when she stopped driving truck. She continued with her love of travel taking smaller road trips, especially to visit the ocean beaches.
Her extreme organization and amazing time management lead to jobs in kitchen management and waitressing. Her love of people and cooking didnít stop at the job. She loved to open her home to cook and bake for her family and friends. She would welcome anyone into her home that desired a good home cooked meal.

Karen loved to stay active attending events, celebrations and milestone gatherings with her loved ones. She had the biggest, giving heart. She was very quiet and never wanted to be the center of attention. Karen was the most dependable, loyal person, always the first to offer a helping hand and the last to leave any event, making sure everything and everyone were taken care of. She had a true gift and love of gardening. She spent most of her free time, weather permitting as sheíd say, enjoying and caring for her large beautiful yard that was full of flowers, plants and vegetables. When not outside, she loved spending time doing complex, mind blowing puzzles.

Another true passion of Karenís was the love of her friends and their time together. She would frequently host dinners followed by late night cards games or trips to the casino. Karenís time and loyalty didnít stop with her friends and family. She was extremely dedicated to saving the lives of many homeless dogs and cats by giving hundreds of hours of her time volunteering at SpokAnimal.
Philip E. Doyl
passed away October 30, 2020 at his home in Battle Ground, Washington.

Philip was born July 15, 1942 in Lind Washington, to Wayne and Dorothy Doyl. He had two sisters Diane and Kathy. He was raised to be a proud farmer and spent many years farming on the family homestead.
He was a veteran who proudly served in the US Navy and Air National Guard for a combined total of 27 years.

He is survived by his four children; Kurt, Wayne, Jon, and Christi.

After a long battle with cancer and Alzheimerís, he will be laid to rest at Pines Cemetery in Spokane Valley, Washington next to his parents.

There will be a Celebration of Life at a later date.
Janet Eileen (Jeske) Sackmann
touched the lives of so many in our community. She always had such a welcoming smile and was a pleasure to visit with; her energy and vitality was contagious. James 1;22 was the verse she lived by, "be doers of the word, and not hearers only...". Janet went to be with Jesus on October 1, 2020, after a swift battle with cancer.

Janet Eileen Jeske was born on August 19, 1936, in Warden, Washington; she was the sixth child born to Edward and Magdalena Jeske. She graduated from Warden High School in 1954. Janet married Emil Sackmann, on May 1, 1955, and moved to the Sackmann Family Homestead. She was proud to be a farm wife and loved raising her two children on the farm. Janet always had a beautiful flower garden, and a very large fruit and vegetable patch. She raised chickens and loved delivering eggs and socializing with friends in town.

Music was a huge part of her life. As a girl, Janet began playing the piano for Sunday school and Church at the Congregational Church in Warden. She continued as the church pianist/organist at the Lind Congregational Church and later at the Ritzville Zion UCC, and when she wasn't at the organ she could be found singing in the choir. Janet also shared her love for music by teaching piano lessons, and by playing for a multitude of weddings for family and friends across the state.

Janet was endlessly involved in the community through Girl Scouts, Lind Jr. Miss and Float Committees, and Ritzville Food Bank. She was active in her church, including Women's Fellowship, and Sunday school, and she never turned down a chance to go to Camp N-Sid-Sen. She belonged to a pinochle club, quilting clubs, the Lind Senior Center, and served on the Cemetery District Board. She was thrilled when she and Emil were given the honor of being the Grand Marshals of the Lind Community Parade in 2017.

After her children were raised, Janet attended Big Bend Community College with her daughter-in-law Becky, and began her new career path, working at various offices in Lind, Ritzville, and Moses Lake.

Janet is the last of an era. She is preceded in death by her husband, Emil Sackmann, and his 17 brothers and sisters and their spouses, her parents, and four brothers, Edwin, Ernest, Daniel, and Robert Jeske.

Janet is survived by her son, Lynn (Becky) Sackmann of Lind; daughter, Margie (Doug) Beschta of Spokane Valley; and grandchildren, Casey Sackmann, Rylie Sackmann, Mallory Beschta, Grant (Becca) Beschta, Danica Beschta, and Justine Beschta; sister, Leah Goehner of Spokane; sisters-in-law, Joan (Ernest) Jeske, Dollie (Daniel) Jeske, Arlene (Robert) Jeske, and numerous nephews and nieces who loved spending time on the farm with "Auntie Janet".

Memorial services will be held at a future date. Remembrances may be given to Lind Senior Center, Spokane Children's Theatre, or Ritzville ZP United Church of Christ. To leave online condolences for the Sackmann family please visit our website at