Daniel “Dan” W. Sexton, 68, of Williston, North Dakota, passed away, Saturday morning, March 2, 2019 in Williston.
Dan was born on February 4th, 1951 to Elbe and Kathryn Sexton in Fargo, North Dakota. He graduated from Fargo High School, and went on to NDSU graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree.
Dan taught school at the Fort Yates Reservation south of Bismarck, ND, for one year. His true calling was working with his hands in the outdoors. He and a friend ventured on to Williston, ND, and decided to stay because he fell in love with the town.
Dan met JoAnn Rabbe soon after moving to Williston. The two of them have been married for over forty years. JoAnn had five children, and Dan loved and raised the kids as his own.
He was an avid bicycler in his younger days and always loved to read. His eyes would light up each time he received a new book. Dan was an outdoorsman and he loved the North Unit. He also had a great love of animals, especially his dog, Nicki. He enjoyed taking Nicki on walks.
Dan worked at Westland for a few years, then found his calling in the construction field. He worked for Wickum Construction for twenty six years until his health issues prevented him from working. He has had various health issues over the past few years, which hampered him from doing all of the things he enjoyed doing. This bothered him immensely, because he was “The Man”.
Dan is survived by his wife, JoAnn; daughter, Tammy Wright, and her daughter, Kealy; sons, Brian Hanson (Ken), Steve Hanson (Leslie); Tyrone Engelke, Shawn Galusha; sister, Carol Sexton; and many grandkids, great grandkids and nieces.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Elbe and Kathryn; grandparents; and in-laws.
Dan loved everyone he came in contact with and he would give his shirt off his back if needed. His family was first and foremost in his life and he will be greatly missed by his friends and family.
The Everson Coughlin Funeral Home of Williston is caring for the family.