Weerts Funeral Home serves families in and around Davenport, Iowa. We understand that commemorating a life by giving thanks and saying goodbye is part of the human experience. As such, it is our promise to render thoughtful, meaningful and helpful funeral services to the people of the Quad Cities when they need it most.
Full range of services
As a member of the Dignity Memorial® network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers, all of our services are designed to help you through one of the most personal and challenging stages of life. We understand that losing a loved one is an emotional and difficult experience, and we are committed to providing compassionate care and personal service.
Whether you wish to arrange for a traditional funeral service, celebration of life or memorial service, our expert associates will work with you to ensure your needs, wishes and budget are met. We do everything from large gatherings to more intimate services. Our complete range of ceremonies are tailored to meet all of your requests and considerations. It is our promise to provide you with the utmost care and ability to customize a celebration of life that is special, meaningful and personalized.
Our cremation center
For those who choose cremation, we offer cremation services for the entire region. We have our own cremation facility, RiverBend Cremation Center, which is located along State Street in the Pleasant Valley area and is fully licensed by the Iowa Board of Mortuary Science.
Central to this facility is our desire to raise the standard for cremation care with the most technologically advanced, environmentally-friendly and environmentally-responsible cremation equipment available. Our dual-mode tracking and charting system provides every assurance that we follow strict procedures, protocols and guidelines. Should you wish to do so, our cremation facility is designed with a comfortable family room for private moments before cremation takes place. We also understand and respect that some cultures and families may wish to witness certain aspects of the cremation process, which we will certainly accommodate.
Additionally, we recognize that funeral arrangements and associated expenses can be overwhelming. In addition to assisting during your immediate time of need, our funeral directors specialize in working with families to plan ahead for final arrangements. By preparing these details ahead of time, you provide a sense of relief, peace of mind and comfort to your loved ones while ensuring your wishes are met to your specifications. We are here to discuss your funeral, cremation and cemetery options should you wish to do so in advance.
Here when you need us
Thank you for considering Weerts Funeral Home for your funeral needs. With experience, compassion, understanding and exceptional service, we are here to help. Please contact us if you need immediate assistance, wish to tour our facility or would like more information about our services.
In 1909 as the city continued to grow along the banks of the Mississippi River, a young man by the name of O.C. Hill established a modest funeral home at 221 West 4th Street downtown. Hill quickly became well-known in the community for his high standards and professional practice. The continued growth of the business prompted him to relocate to a larger facility at 415 Harrison Street.
By 1918, his reputation for quality and excellence in funeral service earned the firm an exclusive invitation to join the prestigious National Selected Morticians Association. Still today, just 1 firm per community is invited into the membership of this exclusive association, and then only after a thorough review of its business practices, facilities, responsibility and performance.
Hill & Fredericks
Hill welcomed his nephew, George Fredericks, into the firm in 1919. By 1929, they had begun building a state-of-the-art funeral home facility at 13th Street and Brady Street in Davenport. It was the last major building project in Davenport before the great Wall Street Crash of 1929. As the new facility opened for business, the firm became known as Hill & Fredericks Mortuary, a name that would endure for decades to come.
By 1955, George was preparing to retire. He found Mr. and Mrs. Edward R. Weerts, a young couple—both of whom were morticians—from the LaSalle/Peru area of Illinois. Their oldest son, E. Robert "Bob" Weerts, joined them in the family business after completing college in 1956. James "Jim" F. Weerts, their younger son, joined the firm in 1960 after receiving his license. Following the death of their father in 1971, the business became known as Weerts/Hill & Fredericks.
Weerts Funeral Home
Thirty years after their parents had acquired the Hill & Fredericks Mortuary on Brady Street, the 2 Weerts brothers began breaking ground for another new facility at the corner of Kimberly and Jersey Ridge roads in eastern Davenport. Their focus was to create a funeral home that looked and felt more like a home than a commercial building. When the building opened in 1986, the business once again introduced a state-of-the-art facility to the Quad Cities area, under the name Weerts Funeral Home. The building incorporates a logo around the trademark clock tower that defines the southwest corner of the property.
Bob retired in 1995 while Jim continued to run the business with David Deuth, who became a partner in the firm in 2003. In August 2016, David left Weerts Funeral Home to focus on his health. Today, Weerts Funeral Home is a member of the Dignity Memorial® network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers. We are proud of our heritage of family tradition and service to the Quad Cities community, and we are grateful to our founders who stayed true to a pathway of excellence, professionalism and integrity.
"You made our entire family feel so at home. Even out of town family said how wonderful you were to everyone."
"My mother prearranged her funeral a couple of years ago believing the cost of her funeral was taken care of and paid for. What is purpose of prearranged if you are charged more in the end."
"There was no funeral service. Body was donated to university of iowa hospital. Body transported the sixty mile trip. All arrangement were made ahead by the deceased"
"The funeral home atmosphere was great it felt very welcoming and didn'thave that commercial feel of bigger funeral homes. I would highly recommend."
"Everyone was so kind & helpful. Already have an appointment for prearrangements."