MaryEllen Politowitz

MaryEllen Politowitz, age 83, of Waukon, formerly of Gays Mills, WI, died in her home December 7, 2023. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

MaryEllen was born August 21, 1940 to William and Eleanor Pettit. She attended school in Gays Mills, WI. October 1959, she married Marlin White, Sr. of Winterset and they had four children: Marlin Jr., Victor, Karen and Linda. Marlin Sr. died in 1966.

Later, MaryEllen married Edward Politowitz, Sr. of St. Joseph, MO. They had Edward Jr. and Sharon. Edward Sr. died in 1980. MaryEllen raised her children in the Gays Mills, WI area. In 1988 MaryEllen’s granddaughter, Tammy, came to live with her. Shortly after, they moved to Waukon.

MaryEllen is survived by her children: Victor White (Christine) of Rossville, Karen White of Kittredge, CO, Linda Paradine (Ronald) of McGregor and Edward Politowitz, Jr. (DeDe) of Cresco; 11 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents; her parents; three sisters; six brothers; her husbands, Marlin Sr. and Edward Sr.; and two children, Marlin Jr. and Sharon.