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Obituary for Fern "Cub" Sexton
Fern "Cub" Sexton Danbury, Iowa - Fern "Cub" Sexton, 81, of Danbury, Iowa passed away Saturday, December 28, 2013 at her home in rural Danbury. The Funeral Mass will be Thursday, January 2, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Danbury, Iowa with Rev. Dan Greving officiating. Burial will be in the Danbury Catholic Cemetery. There will be a Rosary at the church Wednesday, January 1 led by St. Mary's Rosary Society at 3:30 p.m. and public visitation after 4:00 p.m. with a Vigil Wake Service at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will resume Thursday at the church from 9:00 a.m. until Mass time. Armstrong Funeral Home of Danbury and Mapleton is in charge of the arrangements. The family is receiving condolences on line at www.armstrongfuneral.com. Fern M. "Cub" Sexton was born January 23, 1932, at Danbury, Iowa, the daughter of Louis and Viola (Bower) Treiber. She grew up in the Danbury area and graduated from Danbury Public High School with the class of 1949. She attended business school in Omaha and was employed by the Merchant's Biscuit Company there. On September 7, 1953. Cub was united in marriage to Thomas Kendall "Skip" Sexton at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Danbury where they were lifelong members. Skip and Cub farmed and raised livestock in the Danbury community. He passed away October 9, 2012. Cub lived at home until the time of her unexpected passing. She was an avid league bowler for decades and always took on the responsibility of keeping the stats. She was one of the charter members of the Danbury Ding-A-Lings, which developed into the Nuns On The Run, a charitable civic group of local ladies who performed at community events near and far for almost 20 years. Cub enjoyed golfing at Willow Vale Golf Course in Mapleton and she and Skip spent a portion of several winters in California where they continued to golf with friends. She was an Iowa Hawkeyes and Creighton Blue Jay fan with a special interest in their basketball programs. She was also a member of the Danbury Birthday Club. She would be found at home listening to Daniel O'Donnell, her favorite Irish Tenor. Cub and Skip faithfully followed their grand daughter through her little league and high school sporting activities. Along with her church membership, Cub was a member of St. Mary's Rosary Society. Survivors include her son, Mick Sexton of Danbury; her grand daughter, Brandi Sexton and her special friend, Travis Dusenberry of Carroll, Iowa; two sisters, Arlene Cameron of Danbury and Janie Uhl and her husband, Richard of Pinkerton, Ohio; one brother, Jim Treiber and his wife, Jan of Moorhead, Minnesota; one sister-in-law, Mary "Tookie" Treiber of Mesa, Washington; and many nieces and nephews; and friends everywhere. Along with her husband, Skip, Cub was preceded in death by her parents, Louis and Viola Treiber; a daughter-in-law, Deb Sexton; two sisters, Bertha Bertelsen and Norma Burke; and one brother, Louis Treiber.