Marguerite “Candi” L. Sexton, 54, of Escanaba, passed away on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at her home following a lengthy battle with cancer.
Candi was born on June 15, 1962, in Boron, CA, daughter of Leland “Mickey” and Darlene “Dee” (Czech) Haack. When she was in Junior High, her family moved to Escanaba after traveling for many years with her father in the military. She graduated from Escanaba High School and attended Bay College.
On December 13, 2007, Candi married Ray Sexton in Escanaba.
Candi worked as a waitress for many years at several area restaurants. She owned the Downtowner Restaurant in Escanaba for 3 years.
She was a member of the Independent Dart League and loved playing darts. She was also an avid Vikings fan, loved going to the casino on Friday nights to listen to country music with their friends Ken and Charlie, playing Bingo and doing puzzles.
Among survivors include her parents, Mickey and Dee; her husband, Ray; children; Brian (Megan) Haack of Gladstone, William (Theresa) Haack of Wells, Elizabeth Kloss of Escanaba, Ben Kloss of Gladstone and Sam Molnar of Escanaba; step daughter Kayla Sexton of Gwinn; siblings, Ed “Moe” (Sherry) Haack of Escanaba, Jim Haack of Milwaukee, Debra (Stephen) Eckrote of Oklahoma and Bill Haack of California; grandchildren, Marissa Kang, Braylee Flodin, Julianna Eagle and Aundrea Haack; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her sister in law, Cathy Beiersdorf.
In keeping with Candi’s wishes, no services will be held.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Hook, Hospice and all the nurses who took special care of Candi.
“When I am gone, release me, let me go. I have so many things to see and do. You mustn’t tie yourself to me with tears. Be happy that we had so many years. I gave you my love, you can only guess, how much you gave me in happiness. I thank you for the love you have shown, but now it’s time I traveled alone. So grieve a while for me if grieve you must, then let your grief be comforted by trust. It’s only for a while that we must part. So bless the memories within your heart. I won’t be far away, for life goes on. So if you need me call and I will come, though you can’t see me I’ll be there. And if you listen with your heart you’ll hear, all of my love around you soft and clear. And then when you must come this way alone, I’ll greet you with a smile and welcome you home.” Author unknown
The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the Sexton family.