Hinton, Iowa, formerly Sioux City

Kieran R. "Tiny" Sexton, 93, of Hinton, formerly of Sioux City, died Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017, at a local care center.

Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Boniface Catholic Church, 703 W. Fifth St., in Sioux City. Burial will be in Danbury Catholic Cemetery, Danbury, Iowa, with military rites. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. today, with the family present 6 to 8 p.m. and a vigil service at 7 p.m., at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel, 3220 Stone Park Blvd., in Sioux City. Online condolences may be expressed at www.meyerbroschapels.com.

Kieran "Tiny" Sexton, the son of Raymond and Celestine (Fitzpatrick) Sexton, was born on Oct. 15, 1924, in Danbury. He grew up in Danbury and attended Catholic school in his early years and graduated from Danbury High School. During his school years and following high school, he helped on the family farm. On June 25, 1945, he enlisted with the U.S. Army and served until his honorable discharge on Dec. 2, 1946. After his discharge, Tiny returned to Sioux City and had made his home in the area ever since. He first started working at the Sioux City Stockyards and for several years worked at Klinger Construction until his retirement.

Tiny enjoyed dancing at the Eagles Club in South Sioux City, traveling and watching college basketball and football.

He is survived by his daughter, Ellen Sexton; granddaughter, Alicia Sexton; two great-grandchildren, Alon and Kieran Reed, all of Omaha; loving companion, Jean Bossow of Hinton; Jean's children, Paula Bossow of Sioux City, Jim (Angie) Johnson of South Sioux City, and Kevin (Vicki) Johnson of Sheridan, Colo.; Jean's grandchildren, Kole, Jalissa, Austin, Gary and Greg; Jean's great-grandchildren, Aaliyah, Julian, Jaida, Gary Jr. and Athena; and nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; granddaughter, Barbara Stevens; grandson-in-law, Terrell Reed; five siblings, Delores Black, Maxine Arney, Robert Sexton, Veda Workman, and Thomas Sexton; and a special niece, Jan Wolterman.

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