The Runge Mortuary and Crematory, a funeral home in Davenport, Iowa, specializes in helping you create a personalized memorial tribute to be treasured by all who attend.
Flexible event space
Facility is available to host your personal events
Celebration of Life center
Facility is designed for personalized funeral celebrations
Flexible chapel space
Our chapel can be used for hosting your religious events
- Large capacity chapel up to 250
- Piano/organ on site
- Coffee lounge
Option for mail delivery of ashes
Sent through postal mail service, signature required.
- Onsite crematory
- Cremation remembrance jewelry
- Cremation cemetery options
- Cremation niches
- Option for home delivery of ashes
- Cremation gardens
Arrangements by phone or email
Complete funeral planning, including electronic signature, without needing a funeral home visit
- Catered events
- Large reception area
Options to have your personalized celebrations on outdoors on our property
Tribute video production
Services available to create a tribute video for the service or obituary from photos and videos.
- Audio and video equipment
- Popular music selections
- Intimate reception area
Religious & Cultural
- Latin music selections
- Incense burning
- Ritual washing
Free Funeral Planning Resources
Funeral planning can seem overwhelming. These guides can help you every step of the way—from choosing between traditional burial planning and cremation, designing a religious ceremony or a celebration of life, and deciding on cemetery property or filing for veteran's benefits.
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Funerals that celebrate life
Whether you choose a contemporary celebration of life, a traditional religious ceremony or a funeral with military honors for a veteran, The Runge Mortuary and Crematory's licensed funeral directors excel in taking care of the details, so you can spend more time with those who matter most.
Tell us an inspiring tale from your loved one's life, and we will help you create a memorial to match. Host a one-night-only exhibition of an avid photographer’s best work in our spacious reception area, which adapts to meet the size and style of your guest list. Welcome guests to a dinner in honor of the town’s most beloved hostess, complete with her own recipes prepared and served by a professional catering team. Our interfaith chapel holds 100 people, and we can arrange everything from themed decor to music that evokes just the right mood.
Not everyone knows that there are many cremation options. If you are interested in cremation, the funeral home team can explain the process and different options. From a direct cremation without a memorial service or a witness cremation to a full funeral service before or after the cremation and more, we help you understand this increasingly common choice—and handle all of the cremation arrangements. Our on-site crematory means your loved one never leaves our care.
We Honor Veterans
At The Runge Mortuary & Crematory, we understand the unique needs of America’s veterans and their families. As a Level Four Founding Community Partner with We Honor Veterans, we are honored to serve our nation’s heroes and take this responsibility seriously. We have taken steps to ensure our staff is knowledgeable of all the benefits available to military veterans and their families.
In addition, we host community events annually in honor of our veterans and work closely with local veterans organizations. With respect, integrity and dignity, we will walk you through the steps of creating a veteran’s memorial service that truly honors the life and sacrifice of your loved one.
A friend and neighbor
Davenport is our home. Reaching out to our neighbors through service is part of our tradition, whether we’re delivering holiday gifts to nursing home residents, planning holiday remembrance services or hosting a fundraiser for an area charity. Our team speaks multiple languages, and the funeral home will work with any cemetery you choose.
We consider it an honor to assist our neighbors during a time of need. Please contact us, day or night, if you need immediate assistance with funeral arrangements in Davenport or if you would simply like a tour of our facilities.
Henry Runge founded The Runge Mortuary and Crematory in 1895 at a location on 3rd Street. The funeral home was moved down the street in 1902, where it stayed until it was relocated to our red brick Colonial-style building on East Kimberly Road in 1969.
Henry’s son, Martin, took over operations after Henry’s passing in 1916. Martin’s 3 sons (Albert F., Henry C. and William M.) eventually joined in as well. Henry Sr.’s son, Peter Runge, joined in 1972, and his grandson, Henry C. Runge III, joined in 1991, becoming the 5th generation devoted to caring for the needs of the Quad Cities community over the last 122 years.
Cutting-edge funeral services
We had the first licensed funeral director (Henry Runge, 1895), and the funeral home continues a tradition of cutting-edge service to our community. In 1902, we built the town’s 1st dedicated mortuary building. We began to operate Davenport’s 1st motorized hearse in 1914, which was christened during the funeral of Louise Runge. We opened a formal chapel in 1919, air conditioned it in 1926 and provided off-street parking by 1935. We established the Quad Cities first on-site crematory in 1984. Today, as personalized memorial services and contemporary celebrations of life grow in popularity, we bring custom-tailored tributes to the Quad Cities.
Today, The Runge Mortuary and Crematory is a member of the Dignity Memorial® network, the largest group of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers in North America. It is our honor to serve our neighbors with well over a century of experience.
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