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Lois Laverna
(Lanning) Sluga

December 11, 1916 -
December 28, 2013

Lois Laverna (Lanning) Sluga, born December 11, 1916, passed away quietly surrounded by her family and loved ones on December 28 in Lakeway, TX. She was the middle child born to Will and Elzo (Mink) Lanning on a farm near Toddville, Iowa. Her mother died from complications of influenza and childbirth of brother Ivan on April 2, 1921, leaving Lois and her older sister, Dorotha. She taught at Gardena Elementary in the Los Angeles school system for one year, and then joined the newly formed Torrance Unified School District as one of the original fifty teachers on the staff. She is survived by her son, Gary L. Gongwer, of Riverside, CA; her husband of fifty-five plus years, Robert A. Sluga of Lakeway, TX; daughters of Dorotha, her only sibling, Judy David of Moline, IL and Bonnie Hansen of Naperville, IL; numerous nieces and nephews on her husband's side and several cousins in the Cedar Rapids, IA area. Interment at Green Hills Memorial Park on Friday, January 17, 2014 at 1:00 p.m., Rev. Bob Isip officiating. Please sign the guestbook
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Published in Daily Breeze on Jan. 16, 2014
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