John G. "Sac" Sachtleben Jr.

May 16, 1923February 25, 2014
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John G. “Sac” Sachtleben, Jr. of Springfield, formerly of Greenview, entered his heavenly home on February 25, 2014 at Memorial Medical Center.

He was born near Sweetwater on May 16, 1923 to the late John G. and Rilla P. (Yardley) Sachtleben. He married Doris Weidhuner on April 4, 1944 in Indianapolis, IN.

Mr. Sachtleben attended Sweetwater Country School from 1st to the 8th grade. He then attended Greenview High School, graduating in 1941. He worked in St. Louis at Curtis-Wright helping to produce AT6 training planes before enlisting in the U.S. Army Air Corps and proudly serving as a crewmember on B-24 bombers in the 15th Air Corps, 464th Bomber Group, based in Italy. He farmed the family farm between Sweetwater and Greenview from 1945 until retirement in 1988.

Mr. Sachtleben was a long-time member of Greenview Christian Church, where he taught the high school Sunday School class for many years, served as an elder, and was active in the Missions Committee. After retirement, Mr. and Mrs. Sachtleben moved to Springfield where they became members of West Side Christian Church and he served as a deacon and was active in the Beau Knots Sunday School class and AIM. He was a member of the American Legion Post 116, serving as past commander. Mr. Sachtleben also was a former member of the Board of Directors of Good News Productions, Int’l of Joplin, MO, and also the Board of Christian Homes, Inc., based in Lincoln, IL.

He is survived by his wife Doris; a daughter Barbara of Springfield; a son and daughter-in-law, Dale and Susan of Springfield; a grandson Christopher and great-grandson Arlo of Long Beach, CA; and granddaughter Rebecca and grandson-in-law Quentin Knobloch of Spokane, WA; a sister-in-law Nedra Howell, and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Delmar, and infant twin grandsons.

Services are under the direction of Bisch Funeral Home West, 2931 S. Koke Mill Rd., Springfield, where visitation will be held on Friday, Feb. 28, 2014 from 4 to 7 pm. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 11 am at the funeral home with Rev. Charlie Duggins officiating. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery, Greenview, IL, with military honors being provided by the Menard Co. Honor Guard.

Memorials may be made to Christian Homes, Inc in Lincoln, IL or to GNPI (Good News Productions Int’l) in Joplin, MO.

Please visit the online “Life Remembered Story” at where tributes and condolences may be left for the family.


  • Visitation Friday, February 28, 2014
  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 1, 2014

John G. "Sac" Sachtleben Jr.

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March 4, 2014

Dear Doris, Barbara, Dale, & Susan,

My heartfelt sympathy at the loss of Sach, but we have the assurance that he is now with the Lord, and we will all be united again.

I have many good memories of times we shared together through the years.

I pray for God's comfort and peace for you, as only He can give.

Love in Christ,

Norma Edwards

Kevin "Doc" Kirk & Family

March 4, 2014

Condolences from our family to yours.

Barbara Sachtleben

March 3, 2014

Thank you so much to all of you who have left messages and shared memories for us! Your kindnesses bless us.

Donna Chambers

March 2, 2014

Barb and Dale, may you find comfort in your memories and may God be with you in the days ahead.

Janice Wray

March 1, 2014

Barb - so sorry to hear of your family's loss.

Greg Robinson

March 1, 2014

Over fifty years ago Doris and Sac welcomed my young parents to pastor Greenview Christian Church...I was a toddler. I well recall Sac's support of and interest in the Robinson family from the time we lived in Greenview and onward -- so many of my early memories of church feature a Sachtleben: Sac as an Elder, Doris adding pledges without benefit of calculator, Barbara teaching Sunday School, Dale driving that go-fast Pontiac. Sac and Doris' warm house and enduring hospitality are never far from my mind.

Condolences to your family.

March 1, 2014

Please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of your dad. What a wonderful life he had. Just reading all the wonderful things that people said about him. He was very well respected, honest, hard working and a deeply Christian man. We were unable to attend the funeral but will be thinking of all of the family and keeping you in our prayers. The video was beautiful.
Our love to you, Gary and Gloria Brashear

The Shoup Family

March 1, 2014

Please accept our deepest sympathies.

Vicki (O'Brien) Boswell

March 1, 2014

So sorry to hear of Sac's passing. I never saw him without a smile on his face or without a nice word to say. Deb. Denise, and I walked many miles in his bean fields for him. We loved working for him. He will be missed by all.

Beth (Nawn) & Tom McDougall

March 1, 2014

Doris and family, our sympathy for your great loss. He was truly a servant of God. Thank you for sharing him with the church and the world.
It was many years ago but I remember winter nights when he would drive a carload of teenagers to youth rallies at the area churches. He was a leader in the Greenview church where my siblings and I took part in the Sunday school classes, VBS, LSCA and Christmas programs. Now, many years later, there are four generations of my family who were or are members of South Side Christian Church.
He helped and encouraged my brother, John, to go to LBI. John graduated, was ordained and served churches in the Southwest for over 50 years, retiring just recently from the full time ministry.
Surely your loved one has now heard the words "Well done, thou good and faithful servant.