Gina M. Sexe, 2007

GINA M. SEXE, of Postville, Iowa, died June 9, 2012, at home in Postville at the age of 43. Memorial Services were held June 13, 2012, at Decorah Lutheran Church in Decorah. Gina Marie Sexe was born February 25, 1969, in Elizabeth, N.J. She graduated high school from Del Norte High School in Albuquerque, N.M., and college from Flagstaff Community College, Flagstaff, Ariz., and Luther College, Decorah. Gina was an intelligent individual who graduated from Flagstaff Community College with a 4.3 grade point average; received a scholarship from Tulane University, but had to evacuate because of Hurricane Katrina on the day of freshmen orientation. She graduated from Luther with a double major in accounting and business. Gina had a special place in her heart for Luther College and Decorah. After evacuating to Decorah, Luther opened its arms by extending to her the same scholarship Tulane offered. The people of Decorah were very kind to her and eased the relocation. Gina’s favorite pastime was reading and rarely was she without a book. Gina leaves behind a legacy of love, kindness, and honesty. Her tissue is being donated to Iowa Donor Network; 80-100 people will benefit from the donation. Gina will be missed by her family, extended family, and her friends. Loving and loyal, she was an example of how one should live. She was preceded in death by her grandparents and her cousin Chad Wagner, Estherville, Iowa. Gina is survived by her son Justin of Postville, her mother Pat Lewis of Decorah, and two brothers Ken (Clare Ford) Sexe, Dubai UAE, and Jim (Heather) Lewis of Pleasant Grove, Utah. Gina leaves behind six nieces and nephews: Eric, Sammie, and Ciaran Sexe and Damien, Zachariah, and Samantha Lewis.