HIghlights

Limited-time savings

Pre-plan today to protect the people you love and receive 10% off prepaid funeral plans. Act today.

VIEW OFFER DETAILS

About

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

Foyer at Weerts Funeral HomeAs 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.

Planning ahead

Clock Tower at Weerts Funeral HomeAdditionally, 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.

History

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.

Later years

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. David Deuth joined Weerts Funeral Home in 2000, becoming a partner in the firm in 2003 and the subsequent owner in 2005 upon Jim’s retirement. 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.

View Other Davenport-IA Locations

Amenities

Location

Cremation

Service

Other

100% SERVICE GUARANTEE

At Dignity Memorial, we take our promises seriously. That’s why we offer a 100% service guarantee. We strive to get every detail right the first time, every time. If for some reason we don’t and you’re dissatisfied with any aspect of your service, we will remedy it quickly and fully.

Learn about our Dignity Difference benefits.

Recent Obituaries

Free personal planning guide

Record your final wishes, the details of your family heritage, military history, estate information and more in our free planning guide. Request yours today.

Ratings & Reviews

Verified Customer Reviews

Since 2005, many of our customers have taken the time to tell us how we did each year via our Voice of the Customer program. Our star ratings and comments from families come directly from these surveys.

"Re, the manager of Weerts went above and beyond from helping with choices, writing the obituary to the service and the follow up after. She was there to answer any questions that were presented and still is now"

jd-power-verified-checkmark Verified Burial & Memorial Service Customer

October 2020

"Thank you Weerts and a huge thank you to Eve! During a extremely emotional and difficult time Eve was amazing to work with and exceeded the entire family's expectations! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!"

jd-power-verified-checkmark Verified Burial & Memorial Service Customer

October 2020

"To me i felt that ellis went up and beyond for my family about getting my dad the military rights he deserved thk u so very much ellis"

jd-power-verified-checkmark Verified Burial & Memorial Service Customer

September 2020

"Several services options / Competitive pricing / Can Do attitudes / Professional Staff"

jd-power-verified-checkmark Verified Burial & Memorial Service Customer

June 2020

View More Reviews

Other Resources