In Memory of

Dale H. Sexton

November 24, 1922 - June 29, 2019
From: Rockwell City, IA

Rockwell City – Dale H. Sexton 96, passed away Saturday, June 29, 2019 at Sunny Knoll Care Centre, Rockwell City.  Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at St. Francis Catholic Church, Rockwell City, with Fr. Lynn Bruch officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial.  Burial will be at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery at a later date.  A Parish Rosary will be at 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 2, at the Palmer & Swank Funeral Home, Rockwell City with visitation and viewing from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m.

     Dale is survived by his wife Mary of 72 years; children, Marcia Frerichs, Keith (Barb) Sexton, Marlene (Bob) Buckley, Monica (Alan) Pietz, and Carol (Tim) Stevens; 11 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; brother Bob (Teresa) Sexton; and other relatives and friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents, William Alfred and Kate (Holder) Sexton; sister Doris; brothers, Franklin and Verle Sexton; son-in-law Doug Frerichs; and granddaughter Katherine Buckley Grove.

     Dale Holder Sexton was born November 24, 1922 on a farm near Jolley, Iowa, and later the family moved to a farm near Sherwood, where he grew up.  He graduated from Rockwell City High School, with the Class of 1940.  Following his education Dale farmed with his father until his marriage to Mary Stumpf on January 4, 1947 at St. Francis Catholic Church.  The couple farmed in the Rockwell City area until his retirement in 1985.  Dale and Mary enjoyed wintering in Arizona for 20 years.  Dale was always active in community activities serving as Boys 4-H Leader, County Committee and local Fair Board member.  He was active in Farm Bureau, and Cal-Car, serving each as president of the board.  Dale was on the original board that formed New Hope Village, Twin Lakes Township Trustee, Union State Bank Board member, and Lay Director at St. Francis Church.  In 1985, he was chosen as a Master Farmer by Wallace’s Farmer.  Dale’s great loves were his faith, family, friends, and farming.

Funeral Services
10:30 a.m. - Wednesday
July 3, 2019
St. Francis Catholic Church
Rockwell City, Iowa
Father Lynn Bruch
Brian Sexton
Brent Sexton
Matt Buckley
David Buckley
Franklin Peitz
Alex Peitz
4:30 to 7:00 p.m. - Tuesday
4:00 p.m. - Parish Rosary
July 2, 2019
Palmer & Swank Funeral Home
Rockwell City, Iowa
Organist - Fran Lawson
Cantor - Lisa Wozniak
St. Francis Church Choir
St. Francis Catholic Cemetery
Rockwell City, Iowa
(At a Later Date)


Thursday, July 11, 2019 at 6:32 AM
“Just hear of Dale's passing. My parents,
Jack & Peggy Lynch, were lifelong friends.
So many memories of RC Class Reunions. I drove my parents to so many I became an honorary member of the class of 43. Mary, I sent my warmest hug. Dale was always so kind and he will be missed by so many.
Our prayers to your family for comfort.
Jack Lynch's daughter,
Murna Lindsey
- Murna Lindsey

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at 9:11 AM
“Mary, Keith & family,
We send our sympathy & many prayers to you & you family. Always loved having an opportunity to visit with Dale. He was a super nice guy. He will be missed by many! ”
- Bill & Fran Lawson

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at 12:46 PM
“Marcia, and family, when I think of your dad I smile. He was always glad to speak and give a friendly smile. Our days as kids in Rockwell City were wonderful because of people like your dad. Hugs to your mom and all the family. Live you. ”
- Jeanette Davis

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at 9:25 AM
“Dale and Mary were friends of my parents. They were a great role model for younger folks to emulate. Love you Mary and sorry for your loss of a wonderful husband. ”
- Carol moriarty

Monday, July 1, 2019 at 7:07 PM
“To Keith and all the family, I am so sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.”
- Kitty Hammen

Monday, July 1, 2019 at 6:23 PM
“My sympathy to you family.”
- Karen Krug Osborne

Monday, July 1, 2019 at 5:20 PM
“Sending our thoughts and prayers to the family. ”
- Tony & Jean Stumpf

Monday, July 1, 2019 at 3:42 PM
“Our thoughts and prayers are with you. He was a wonderful man.”
- Hobart Darbyshire

Monday, July 1, 2019 at 3:42 PM
“Our deepest sympathy to your family.
The Wedemeyer Family”
- Annette Wedemeyer

Monday, July 1, 2019 at 8:27 AM
“I’m thinking of all of you-Mary, Marlene, Keith, Marcia, Monica and Carol. I will always remember Dale with fondness and being out at your farm when I was young. What a wonderful, long life he had. ”
- Joyce Gidel

Monday, July 1, 2019 at 8:27 AM
“My thoughts are with you and your family.”
- Amy Ranard

Monday, July 1, 2019 at 8:27 AM
“Our sympathies to he Sexton family. ”
- Dee (Jones) & Greg Lange

Sunday, June 30, 2019 at 8:24 PM
“To Mary, Marcia and the rest of the family. So sorry to hear of Dales passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers.”
- Mary Bartholomew

Sunday, June 30, 2019 at 8:24 PM
“We are so sorry for your Loss Dale was a wonderful person and will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers to the entire family. ”
- Ron and Shona (HENRY) Wood

Sunday, June 30, 2019 at 6:38 PM
“So saddened to hear of Uncle Dale's passing. What a wonderful, kind, caring man he was. We were very lucky to know him and have him touch our lives. Keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers. ”
- Paul and Ann Hoehn

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