Byrd G. Krumbholz

February 23, 1936April 8, 2019

Byrd G. Krumbholz, 83, of Davenport passed away on April 8, 2019 at Genesis East Medical Center.

Visitation will be held 4:00-7:00 pm on Friday April 12, 2019 at Weerts Funeral Home, 3625 Jersey Ridge Road, Davenport. Funeral service will be 11:00 am Saturday April 13 at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 1915 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport. Internment at Fairmount Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Matthew Lutheran Church.

Byrd was born February 23, 1936 to Floyd and Georgia (Shocker) Krumbholz in Davenport. He graduated from Davenport High School and from Parsons College with a B.A. in business in 1958. Byrd was united in marriage to Carolyn Monson on January 27, 1957 in Fairfield, Iowa. He began his banking career as a teller for First Federal Saving and Loan Assn. of Davenport, eventually retiring as President of First Federal of Moline in 1996. He served on the Illinois League of Community Bankers Board of Directors, the Board of the Trust for the Illinois League Insurance Fund, the Renew Moline Board, and the Illinois League of Financial Institutions. He has served his community as a member of the Executive Boards for Palmer University System, Moline Noon Kiwanis, Davenport Levee Commission, Salvation Army, and Illowa Council BSA. The Boy Scouts awarded him the Silver Beaver, which is the highest volunteer award. He was an active member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church. He served as a member of the Church Council, sang in choir, served on various committees, and enjoyed gatherings with the “breakfast club”. He was also a member of the Iowa Zeta Sigma Pi Epsilon Fraternity and enjoyed keeping in touch and attending reunions over the years.

He loved golfing, fishing, and spending time with his family, especially in Florida.

Survivors include his wife, Carolyn; daughters Kimberly (Timothy) Barton and Jennifer Dillie of Davenport; grandchildren Rev. Kyle (Alexandra) Barton, Natalie Del Vecchio (Nicholas Kendell), and Spencer Barton; great granddaughter Charlotte Barton; brother James Krumbholz, and two sisters. He was preceded in death by his parents, his son Mark, and one sister.


  • Floyd Krumbholz, Father
  • Georgia Krumbholz, Mother
  • Carolyn Krumbholz, Wife
  • Kimberly (Timothy) Barton, Daughter
  • Jennifer Dillie, Daughter
  • Natalie (Nicholas Kendell) Delvecchio, Granddaughter
  • Spencer Barton, Grandson
  • Charlotte Barton, Great Granddaughter
  • James Krumbholz, Brother
  • He was preceded in death by his parents, his son Mark and one sister.

  • Edward Behr, Casket Bearer
  • Bill Hedges , Casket Bearer
  • Mark Peterson, Casket Bearer
  • Terry Cavett, Casket Bearer
  • Ron Morrow, Casket Bearer
  • Edward Wooten , Casket Bearer

  • St. Matthew Church


  • Visitation Friday, April 12, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, April 13, 2019

Byrd G. Krumbholz

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Felicitas Spring

April 12, 2019

Dear Carolyn, dear Krumbholz-Barton family!
We are thinking of you in these very sad days. Byrd was such a wonderful friend for us, always helpful and generous. We met each other the first time in 2013, when we visited Davenport, but we became friends at once. We have a bunch of wonderful memories about the time we shared with him: always friendly, always a joke and a smile for us!
We are thankful to have known him and to become a little part of his family.
With love from your friends in Berlin/Germany
Fe and Rudi
Kyles former host parents

John Norton

April 11, 2019

Was saddened to learn of Byrd’s passing. He was a good friend and servant -leader, from our time at DHS, through his banking years, and into celebration of a good life at reunions and special .gatherings! We shall all miss him, John Norton (DHS Class of 54), and the Norton family.

Terrill Messer

April 11, 2019

I grieve for a man who I have known and loved since grade school. One of the earliest memories I have remains like it was yesterday:

While around 10 or 12 years old, we once played with a football in his yard at the corner of 2nd and Lincoln . A window was broken and at the order of his father we were told to pay for it. We pulled a wagon around the neighborhood collecting newspapers to get the job done. We continued doing things together ever since.

I have been so fortunate to have such a good close friend for the past 70+ years. I will miss him deeply.

Carolyn and family, you have my deepest sympathy.

Susan Perry

April 11, 2019

Whenever I saw Byrd, he always was cheerful and smiling, no matter what was in store for him. I therefore always enjoyed seeing him.

Michelle Goode

April 10, 2019

I am so sorry to hear of Byrd's passing. Just like his obituary picture, he always had that smile on his face. I will always remember him from church and how sweet and kind he was. My condolences to his entire family.

Christine Turnipseed

April 10, 2019

I am so very sorry for your loss. Prayers for all of you. I know how close you were to your parents/grandparents. He raised fine children and grandchildren.

I smiled when I read his obituary. I see that he went to Parsons College and married down in Fairfield. This is twenty minutes from my hometown and farm! My father worked there. I had many teachers/student teachers from Parsons when I was growing up.

Hugs to all of you! You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Mrs. T.

Maureen and Joel Moeller

April 10, 2019

Jennifer, Kimberly and Carolyn we are so sorry to hear of the passing of your father and husband. I know I met him during the 1980’s and 90’swhen I taught with Jennifer; I recall a kind gentle man. We will keep all of you in our hearts during this difficult time.

Linda Hein-Faust

April 10, 2019

Byrd (and Carolyn) was a mainstay at St. Matthew when I was growing up. He always had a smile, perhaps a joke, and always offered a helping hand. He was a friend to many. I am honored to have known him.
May our Lord wrap his loving arms around his family and comfort them with His love.