LAVALLE — Edward L. Sexton, Jr., 86, passed away on Jan. 13, 2020, surrounded by the love of his family.
He was born on May 12, 1933, the son of Edward, Sr. and Isabella Sexton.
Ed graduated from Fort Atkinson High School in 1951, served in the United States Air Force and dedicated over 30 years working for Western Electric. Upon retirement, he moved to his home at Lake Redstone in LaValle.
Ed always had a love of sports and the outdoors. He earned 10 high school athletic sport letter awards, loved supporting his children’s and grandchildren’s athletic endeavors, cheering on the Wisconsin Badgers, Green Bay Packers and Milwaukee Brewers, and discussing the outcomes of games with his son, Rick.
He had many fun times hunting, fishing, and playing golf with friends and family.
Ed met his best friend and sweetheart, Judy Williams, at a New Year’s Eve dance in 1990. Together they shared wonderful years traveling and spending winters in Marco Island, Florida.
Ed loved his home and friendships made at Lake Redstone.
His pride and joy were his children and grandchildren.
He is survived by children, Barry (Amy) Sexton of Fort Atkinson, Laurie Sexton (Larry Wooley) of Wauwatosa and Rick Sexton of Fort Atkinson; grandsons, Brady Sexton (Maile Aalto) and Tyler Sexton of Fort Atkinson; and brother, Robert (Irene) Sexton of Winter Haven, Florida. Together, Ed and Judy also shared in the love of Judy’s children, Jenny (Mark) Rabata and Jason (Heidi) Williams; and grandchildren, Logan, Grant, Connor and Callie.
Ed’s family would like to thank the wonderful staff at Sauk County Nursing Home for the loving care and support he received.
Memorials may be directed to the Michael J. Fox Parkinson’s Foundation or the Lake Redstone Property Owners’ Association.
A private family service will take place on Monday, Jan. 20, with the Rev. Ethan Steinbrenner presiding.
Nitardy Funeral Home is assisting the family.