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Austyn Roger Seitz


Austyn Roger Seitz, 7, of Lansing, Iowa died on Wednesday, July 22, at Gundersen Lutheran Health System, La Crosse. 

Austyn Roger was born on Dec. 14, 2007 to Tony and Rebecca Seitz in La Crosse. He had just finished 1st grade at New Albin Elementary School.


William Francis Olinger, Esq.


William Francis Olinger, Esq., 76, of Sanibel, Fla. died Feb. 25, 2015 at Health Park Memorial Center, Fort Myers, Fla., after a short battle with lung cancer.

He was born on Sept. 16, 1938 in Waterloo, Iowa, a son of Ermin and Augusta (Schares) Olinger. He graduated from Sacred Heart High School, University of Iowa, class of 1960, University of Iowa School of Law, class of 1964 with a Juris Doctorate. He served in the Marine Corps. He was a founding partner of Olinger, Sosalla & McManus and later his own firm William F. Olinger P.C. He was inducted into the American Board of Trial Advocacy.


Rebecca Jean White


Rebecca Jean White, 71, of rural St. Olaf, Iowa, passed away Tuesday, April 28, at the Central Community Hospital, Elkader, Iowa surrounded by her loving family. 

Rebecca Jean was born on Oct. 5, 1943 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa to Leslie and Ramona (Holloway) Lange. She graduated from Mar-Mac High School in McGregor, Iowa. 

Becky was united in marriage with Arlis Glen White on May 16, 1964, to this union five children were born. Together they lived in rural St. Olaf on the family farm until her death.


Judith F. “Judy” Franz


Judith F. “Judy” Franz, 67 of Iowa City died Thursday, April 9, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.


Leona Maxine Troester


Leona Maxine Troester, 88, Monona, died Monday, March 9, at the Great River Care Center, McGregor. 

Leona was born on Dec. 1, 1926, rural Monona, to Ray and Hazel (Frink) Rush. She was baptized and confirmed at the Rossville Presbyterian Church in Rossville, Iowa, on Dec. 25, 1938. Leona attended Jefferson Township Country School until it closed. She then attended school in Waukon, graduating from Waukon High School with the class of 1947.


Mary Lou Jensen


Mary Lou Jensen, 75, passed away peacefully, Feb. 25, at the Great River Care Center, McGregor. 

Mary Lou Jensen was born Sept. 16, 1939, in West Branch, to Parvin Jensen and Mabel (Christensen) Jensen. In 1946, she moved with the family to Cedar Rapids. In 1972 she moved to Cherokee Village, Ark. with her parents and in 1989 they moved to Marion. Upon the death of her mother in 2002, Mary Lou became a resident of Great River Care Center in McGregor. 


Lillian Esther Fritz


Lillian Esther Fritz died on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015 at Great River Care Center in McGregor, Iowa. 

She was born March 21, 1918 in Marquette, Iowa to Carl and Ethel (Winegar) Zahn. She graduated from Marquette High School in 1937. Lillian was united in marriage with Donald L. Fritz on Dec. 10, 1939, from this union one daughter was born, Bonnie Lynn (Smith) on Oct. 11, 1942.


John Henry Lang


John Henry Lang, 77, of McGregor, Iowa passed away Sunday, March 1, at his home in McGregor, Iowa. 

He was born Sept. 17, 1937 in McGregor, to Ernie and Isabel (Coffman) Lang. John graduated from Mar-Mac High School, McGregor, Iowa in 1956. He was united in marriage to Janann Hallberg on May 3, 1958 at Swede Ridge Lutheran Church in McGregor, Iowa. 


Dawn Dummermuth Slyfield


On Feb. 1, at the youthful age of 85, Dawn Dummermuth Slyfield of McGregor, Iowa, went to be with the Lord, and her previously departed husband Jack Slyfield. 

Dawn passed away while in Hospice care at Silverado Memory Care Community in The Woodlands, Texas. Dawn worked endless years as a speech therapist. She enjoyed playing tennis throughout most of her life, even competing in the Senior Olympics many times in her later years.  

Dawn is survived by her son Skip; daughter Shannon; and son-in-law Michael Silvestre. 


Martha Lynn “Princess” Sauer


Martha Lynn “Princess” Sauer, 53, died on Monday, Jan. 26, at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse. 

Martha was born Oct. 31, 1961 to Charles and Ivanelle (Corlett) Sauer in McGregor, Iowa. Martha graduated from Mar-Mac High School, McGregor, Iowa in 1980. After graduation she traveled all over the United States and Germany, making friends far and wide. Martha worked at The Isle of Capri in Marquette, Iowa for many years and most recently was employed at Greene in Monona, Iowa.