Jerome H. "Jerry" Sexton

Jerome H. "Jerry" Sexton, age 71 of Waverly, died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2000, at Ridgeview Medical Center, Waconia.

Jerry was born Oct. 11, 1928, in Stockholm Township, rural Cokato, Minn., the son of John Edward and Mary (Keefe) Sexton.

He was married to Kathleen Mary O'Connell.

Jerry was very active in his community. He served one term as a Waverly council member; he was an active Waverly Booster Club member for many years and its president for one and one-half terms; one of many founding members of Waverly Community Homes Project; a Legion member; and the city of Waverly's "Mr. Waverly" in June 1995.

Jerry served his country in the Army.

He enjoyed fishing, golf, walking, sing-a-longs, watching sporting activities, and in his later years, his grandchildren.

Jerry is survived by his wife Kathleen; son, John and Marcia of Burnsville; three daughters, Mary Beth and Louis Mitteco of New Brighton, Kathy and Patrick Boerbon of Plymouth, and Becky and Jeffrey Evenski of Howard Lake; six grandchildren; a brother, Daniel "Boone" Sexton of Waverly; and two sisters, Mary Painschab of Waverly, and Kathleen and Cletus Stifter of Robbinsdale.

A Mass of Christian Burial was Wednesday, Jan. 19 at noon, with the Revs. Gerald Keefe and Bob Wiley concelebrating. Music was by St. Mary's Church Choir. Interment was at the church cemetery.

Jim Knowlton, Arnold Painschab, Jr.; Daniel Sexton, Jr.; and Douglas, Mark, and Bruce Sexton served as pallbearers.

Visitation was Tuesday, Jan. 18, 4 to 8 p.m., at the Church of St. Mary, with a 6 p.m. prayer service; and also one hour prior to the service on Wednesday.

Arrangements were by Iten Funeral Home, Delano.

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