Weerts Funeral Home

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Donald D Harding

March 13, 1934September 30, 2019

Memorial visitation for Don Harding, 85, of Bettendorf will be Friday, October 4, 2019, from 4-7 pm, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 2136 Brady Street, Davenport. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church, Davenport.

Don married Sharon Carlson on June 9, 1957 in Oakland, Nebraska. He graduated from Augustana Seminary in 1962. He served as a pastor for over 35 years. His congregations included: First Lutheran Church, Chariton, Iowa; Mamrelund Lutheran Church, Stanton, Iowa and Grace Lutheran Church, Muscatine Iowa. He retired from St. Paul Lutheran Church, Davenport in 1997. Prior to his retirement, he was a member of numerous boards and organizations. “Grandpa” Don enjoyed golf, reading, computers, Iowa Hawkeye sports and spending time with family and friends.

Survivors include his wife, Sharon; children, Tammy (Dan) Whitlow, Steve (Dee) Harding, Patty (Gary) Maiden and Scott Harding; grandchildren, Josh (Kari) Whitlow, Ashley (Adair) Cuevas, Emily (Mike) Reinholdt, Casey (Carri) Harding and Shelly (Brady Tucker) Harding; 6 great grandchildren, Blake, Eva, Ella, Alana, Logan and Claire; 1 brother and 1 sister.

He was preceded in death by his parents and 1 granddaughter, Ali Maiden.

The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at The Fountains and Genesis Hospice for their support and excellent care.


  • Ronald Harding, Father (deceased)
  • Emma Harding, Mother (deceased)
  • Sharon Harding, Wife
  • Tammy (Dan) Whitlow, Daughter
  • Steve (Dee) Harding, Son
  • Patty (Gary) Maiden, Daughter
  • Scott Harding, Son
  • Josh (Kari) Whitlow, Grandchild
  • Ashley (Adair) Cuevas, Grandchild
  • Emily (Mike) Reinholdt, Grandchild
  • Casey (Carri) Harding, Grandchild
  • Shelly (Brady Tucker) Harding, Grandchild
  • 6 great grandchildren, Blake, Eva, Ella, Alana, Logan and Claire; 1 brother and 1 sister
    He was preceded in death by his parents and 1 granddaughter, Ali Maiden

  • St. Paul Lutheran Church


  • Memorial Gathering Friday, October 4, 2019


Donald D Harding

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Dianne Schuerch

October 2, 2019

Sharon and Family ~

We were so sorry to read about Don's passing. He was such a good neighbor. We wish God's peace for you and your family. Dianne & Phil

Rod & Jan Reinholdt

October 2, 2019

To Sharon and Family - Jan and I wish to extend our deepest condolences for your recent loss. Don will be missed and was certainly a major contributor to not only your family unit but the community as a whole. We are consoled by the knowledge that he is happier to now be with our Father. His faith has assured him everlasting life. If there is anything that I or Jan can do for you please do not hesitate to let us know. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Kenneth Gregersen

October 2, 2019

Dear Sharon and family, I’m so sorry for your loss. Pastor Don was our pastor at Grace Lutheran in Muscatine for many years when Evie and lived there. He was a wonderful caring pastor and we were blessed to know him. We fondly remember your children who are grandparents now. Our condolences to your whole family. May he rest in the arms of our Lord.
Sincerely, Ken Gregersen

Karen & Paul Caldwell

October 2, 2019

So sorry to hear of your loss. Don was one of the first people I met at St. Paul and was always a pleasure and honor to visit with him. Rest In Peace Pastor Harding.