Michael Sexton
Michael (Mike) Richard Sexton, after a life filled with family, friends and much laughter, died on July 9, 2021. Mike was 77.
Born in St. Paul, Minnesota, Mike was the son of Christopher and Margaret Sexton. From an early age Mike understood the value of family - and quickly learned he would need a sharp sense of humor to keep up with his eight siblings.
In 1971, Mike married Joanne Gorman Sexton and moved to Fairbanks, Alaska. Mike was a member of Local 375 and owned and operated his own business, Universal Mechanical, for 35 years. Thereafter, Mike served as the executive director of the Mechanical Contractors of Fairbanks.
Mike and Joanne were resolute in their commitment to a Catholic education for their children. Mike served on the school board and as a judge for HIPOW for many years.
When he wasn't working, Mike enjoyed playing golf, traveling to Hawaii and Arizona, and playing handball.
Mike was a modest person of great integrity, unshakable faith and fierce determination. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Joanne; his children, Matt Sexton, Katie (Mark) Weisenbeck and Molly (Kris) Gowan; his grandchildren, Haley and Ellie Weisenbeck; Thomas, Victoria and Annie Gowan; his sisters, Betty Burnham, Peggy (Dick) Stasson and Mary Jo (John) Knabe; his numerous nieces and nephews, and his extended family, the Sagers.
Funeral services and reception will be on Saturday, July 31, at 1 p.m. at Holy Family Chapel, 615 Monroe St., Fairbanks, Alaska.
In lieu of flowers, please consider The Monroe Foundation for tuition assistance. (When making a donation to the following link, please indicate in memory of Mike Sexton in the comment box. www.catholic-schools.org/donate.html) or Special Olympic of Alaska (Checks payable to: Special Olympics Alaska, Memo: In Memory of Mike Sexton, 3200 Mountain View Dr. Anchorage, AK 99501).
Published by Daily News-Miner on Jul. 17, 2021.
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615 Monroe St, Fairbanks, AK
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When we were in business in Alaska we got to work with Mike on many of our own projects and others. He was the kind of man who showed he cared for you and what he did for you. He was one of the best. God blessed us who got a chance to know him and God made Mike good. God bless you Joanne and your family. We keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
Carl and Gerrie Jauhola
July 30, 2021
Mike was a great man and will be missed.
David L. Hughes
July 28, 2021
Mike was always a stand up guy for his principals. It was always a pleasure to be in his company on and off the job. I am a better person for knowing you Mike.
Jerry Burgess
July 22, 2021
Your family are in our prayers mike was a good friend
Michael ogara
July 21, 2021
Mike was always there to cheer on the Rams, on and off the court. His big voice and smile made my life brighter. May his faithfully departed soul rest in the open arms of Jesus.
Laura Doogan Reeping
July 18, 2021
To the Sexton Family So sorry to hear of the passing of Mike. Condolences & prayers. RIP, Mike. George & Joanie Roderick New Braunfels, Texas
George T Roderick
July 17, 2021
God has a great man standing next to him - Mike´s funny stories and zest for a good time will forever live on. We feel blessed to have known him!
Gary & Vicki Brogan
July 17, 2021
Mike was honest, fair, and funny. I enjoyed knowing and working with Mike . Dan Henry
Dan Henry
July 17, 2021
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