Myron "Mike" Sexton


June 5, 1931 - December 13, 2011


Myron "Mike" Sexton was born June 5, 1931 in Mitchell to Harry and Catherine (Lins) Sexton. He attended school at Notre Dame in Mitchell. He served in the US Army during the Korean War with Company B 196th Regiment. In 1948 he married Mavis Foster and to this union a son Mike and a daughter Debi was born. In 1957 he married Norma Jean Watkins and to this union sons Larry and Shawn and daughter Roxane were born. For many years Mike was a sub-contractor to the federal government where he worked on many of the Presidential Libraries and federal buildings throughout the United States. He worked for the Reginald Martin Insurance Agency where he earned Man of the Year Award during his first year. He enjoyed remodeling old houses and during the last ten years before retiring, he built motels in Texas, Colorado and Virginia. After retirement he and Jean spent winters in Hawaii and California.  He was a member of the Marvest Community Church of the Nazarene.

He is survived by his wife, Jean, son, Mike (Paula) Sexton, Springfield, MO; daughter, Debi (Jim) Wells, Jefferson, MO; son, Larry (Jane) Sexton, Mitchell; Roxane (Cory) Miller, Menifee, CA; 11 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, brother, Gene (Lila) Sexton, Mitchell; sisters-in-law, Grace Sexton, Billings, MT; Emma Sexton, Scotland; Donna (Arden) Smith, Farmington, IA; Stanley (Marilyn) Watkins, Donnellson, IA and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his son Shawn, granddaughter, Lexi Wells, sisters, Mildred, Helen, Hilda, Betty and brothers, John and Melvin.

A Memorial Fund is being established.


Wednesday, December 28, 2011
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota


Thursday, December 29, 2011
10:30 AM
Harvest Community Church of the Nazarene
1618 Thomsen Place
Mitchell, South Dakota

Posted by Betty Koehler on January 17, 2012
Dear Jean,
I'm sorry to hear of Mike's death. We had some good times together. Remember him and Butch having coffee together, best of friends and hardly saying a word to each other. :) Butch died three years ago. I will be praying for you in your grieving. Remember 1st Thessalonians 4:13 & Isaiah 54:5. These word were of great comfort to me as I grieved.
Love from your sister in Christ,
Posted by craig and maryjo sexton on January 1, 2012
Sexton Family We would like to express our sympathy. The SEXTON BOYS were and are quite a lot. All were very accomplished in there careers, self made and self taught. May the next and next generations learn from their example. We ill remember them all with pride. thinking of you, peace to Uncle Myron.

Craig and Mary Jo Sexton
Posted by Cindy Spelbring on December 30, 2011
My prayers are with your family. Jean, the both of you stick in my mind, 20 years after being my landlords, for being the most thoughful, caring people. I can still picture Mike bringing extra Daylight doughnuts in his little red car to our home on Wisconsin St. when my son was just a toddler! HIs kind act was much appreciated at a time when we needed it the most! Even though we may not have been the best renters, you both treated me with respect. I will always remember you both for it. God Bless you.
Posted by jerome and cindy beatch on December 24, 2011
our thoughts and prayers are with you
Posted by Becky Handrahan on December 23, 2011
Jean, The memories you have with Mike will be in your heart forever. You two were the nicest landlords hundreds of us ever had. God bless you and your family. Becky
Posted by Wayne Allen on December 20, 2011
Our deepest sympathy to Jean and her family. Mike and Jean were great friends and neignbors to my dad Bruce Allen and Mary Ann Burian on outn uff street. Their home was made from love of each other.
Posted by Al & Rita Moldrem on December 18, 2011
Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. You are in or prayers
Al & Rita
Posted by Avys Johnson on December 16, 2011
My thoughts and prayers are with each of you in your time of loss. May the Lord bless and bestow peace upon all.
Posted by Laura DeHaai on December 15, 2011
Jean, my thoughts are with you. Myron was always such a nice guy. I think of him so often. He made work, fun. He was the only man that ever called me Lori Ann. I'm not sure where he cam up with that nickname, but whenever he called me that, it made me smile. The thought of him will always bring a smile to my face, He will be missed by many. Laura DeHaai
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