Rosemary “Mickie” Sachtleben of Nashville, departed this life at her residence surrounded by her loving family on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at 2:20 PM. She had attained the age of 80 years, 1 month and 10 days.
Mrs. Sachtlenben was born on February 5, 1936 in Belleville, the daughter of Adam and Marguerite McBride. She was united in marriage to Frank Sachtleben and he survives her passing.
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, preforming 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 is survived by 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, Jody (David) Reyburn; five stepchildren, Scott Sachtleben, Angie (Scott) Jones, Sonya (Patrick) Lincolnhol, David Sachtleben, Nancy (Tony) Kurre, 19 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, with many loving cousins, nieces and nephews. And a host of friends that span multiple generations of her 55 years of living in Nashville.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Adam and Marguerite McBride; infant sister, Kathy; brother, Marvin “Mac” McBride; and 2 sisters, Patricia “Pat” Day and Roberta “Bobbie” Belleville.
A public visitation was held at the Campagna Funeral Home in Nashville, on Thursday, March 17. There will be a private funeral service held at the Campagna Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Mickie’s memory may be made to the Hospice of Southern IL, Visiting Nurses of Southern IL 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.