Margaret Ann Seydel

Margaret Ann Seydel

Margaret Ann Seydel

Iowa City

Margaret Ann Seydel, 91, of Iowa City, passed away peacefully on June 23, 2024 at the University of Iowa Hospital-Downtown.

A rosary will be recited at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, July 5, 2024 at Lensing Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City. Visitation will follow from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 6, 2024 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Iowa City. Interment will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery.

A lifelong resident of Iowa City, Margaret Ann was born on August 5, 1932 to George and Libbie (Greazel) Kubik. Though George passed when she was young, Margaret and her sister Mary were raised with a strong sense of faith and love of family by Libbie and their loving grandparents.

Margaret Ann attended St. Mary’s High School in Iowa City, where she came to meet Dale Seydel, who was endlessly impressed by her beauty, charm, and big-city manners. They married on September 27, 1952 and raised three children. Margaret worked as a clerk in the University of Iowa’s business office for nearly 40 years until retiring in 1991. She and Dale resided in the same home on Rochester Avenue for 63 years until his death in April.

Margaret was an avid patron of the University as a long-time football and basketball season ticket holder and a fan of the arts, particularly musicals. She loved chatting on the phone, traveling the world with her sister, adding to her many collections, playing Bridge with her friends, dancing with her husband, and caring for her grandchildren. She had a certain wit inherited from her mother and her sense of humor will be missed.

Margaret was a cherished mother, aunt, and grandmother and is survived by her children: Eric (Ann Thoman) Seydel, Sara (Rock) Wegmann and Greg Seydel; 11 grandchildren: Alexandria, Jacqueline, Luke and Halle Seydel; Lindsey, Jacob, Allison and Rylee Wegmann; and Ashleigh, Emma and Noah Seydel, and 3 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her beloved sister Mary, and her devoted husband Dale who caught up with everyone until she was ready to join shortly after.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church or the Arthritis Foundation, one she had supported since 1995. Online condolences may be shared at

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