Iowa offensive tackle Tristan Wirfs made his mark on Mount Vernon. Many in town made their mark on him, too. Wirfs and his mother, Sarah, took The Gazette on a tour of his hometown, revisiting scenes around what essentially is the one square mile where he grew up. This story is a little about what can hold you back. This is mostly about what moves you forward.

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Sean E. Jones

SEAN E. JONES Iowa City Sean E. Jones, 44, of Iowa City, died Friday, July 12, 2019, at the Bird House Hospice Home of Johnson County with staff and his wife by his side. Services celebrating Sean's life will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, July 19, at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City, where there will be a time of visitation from 5 p.m. until services. A memorial fund has been established to benefit his children's future. For a complete obituary, to share a thought, memory or condolence with Sean's family, please visit the funeral home website at

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