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Eleanor Sitzmann

Eleanor Jean Sitzmann, the 12-day-old daughter of Eric and Holly (Leaverton) Sitzmann, died Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital in Iowa City.

Services were at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at St. John Lutheran Church, with burial at Fairview Cemetery, both in Cedar Falls.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Knox Blocks Foundation in La Porte City ( or the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital in Iowa City.  Online condolences may be left at

Eleanor was born July 5, 2019 at MercyOne Waterloo Medical Center in Waterloo, Iowa.

Eleanor is survived by her parents, Eric and Holly Sitzmann of Cedar Falls; her brother, Emmett Thomas Sitzmann of Cedar Falls; her paternal grandmother, Vicki Sitzmann of Kingsley, Iowa; maternal grandparents Tom (Tana) Leaverton and Deb (Bob) Lorenz, all of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; maternal great- grandparents Paul Leaverton of Tampa, Florida; Pauline (Dwight) Miller of Iowa City and Karen Hogan of Muscatine, Iowa; her aunts and uncles, Amy (Zach) Crnecki of Savage, Minnesota; Drew (Jennifer) Dechant, Tommy Schmitt and Michael Schmitt, all of Cedar Rapids; Jeremy (Gina) Sitzmann of Kingsley; and Becky (Dustin) Meinen of Akron, Iowa; and her cousins, Henry and Aubrey Crnecki; Avery, Chloe and Owen Dechant; Jordyn and Brynn Sitzmann; and Kaylie and Cole Meinen.

She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Darrell Sitzmann; her paternal great-grandparents, Virgil (Rosemary) Sitzmann and Shirley (Warren) Heeren; and her maternal great-grandparents, Michael (Julie) Hogan and Bob (Elaine) Lorenz.

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