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Obituary for Claude Sexton

Claude Sexton, 96, of Hills, IA, left this world to be with his comrades in arms Monday, December 7, 2015 on the 74th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor. A Memorial Service will be held at 11 AM, Saturday, September 2, 2017 at The Lone Tree American Legion, 300 Devoe Street S., Lone Tree, IA. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Iowa Public Radio to University of Iowa Children's Hospital.

Claude was born March 30, 1919 in Iowa City the son of Jacob and Victorine (Gerot) Sexton. He served in the United State Army during WWII, as an auto mechanic and drove a halftrack. After serving his country Claude worked as a mechanic for several oil rigs in India. Upon returning home to Iowa, he worked as a mechanic for Bob Womer, and then Schnoeblen Inc. where he continued until his retirement. Claude was beyond a master mechanic and had a knack for fixing anything from children’s toys to heavy diesel equipment. Even after retirement he continued to help his family and friends in any way that he could. He also enjoyed attending the senior dining in Riverside and working on his puzzles. Claude was a very generous man and will be dearly missed.

Claude is survived by a brother Marion Sexton of Riverside, IA, and a sister Gladys Hermann of McAllen, TX; two sisters-in-law, Jeanette Sexton of Riverside and Elaine Sexton of Fort Worth, TX; and many nieces and nephews.

Claude was preceded in death by his parents and four brothers, Roy, Louis, Clayton, and Fay Sexton.


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Cemetery Details

Location

Lone Tree Cemetery

6040 Wapsi Avenue
Lone Tree, Iowa 52755


Memorial Contribution

Iowa Public Radio

Iowa Public Radio
2111 Grand Avenue, Suite 100
Des Moines, IA 50312-5393, IA 50312-53

University of Iowa Foundation -- University of Iowa Children's Hospital

P.O. Box 4550
Iowa City, IA 52244-4550
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