Weerts Funeral Home


Frances "Fran" Margaret Denton

October 30, 1928June 10, 2021

Frances "Fran" Margaret Denton, 92, of Davenport, IA, passed away on June 10, 2021, at Silver Crest of Friendship Manor. Services will be 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, June 15, at Weerts Funeral Home in Davenport, with visitation an hour prior to the service, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., also at the funeral home. Online condolences may be expressed at

Frances was born on October 30, 1928, the daughter of Franz and Margaret (Speth) Luett, in Davenport. They lived on a farm near Walcott. When she was six, the family moved to a farm off West Locust Street Road. While living there, her father would take her to school at the Little White Church on West Locust. They later moved to Davenport where her mother and Fran were baptized at Newcomb Church when she was 11.

Fran worked for RKO Orpheum Theaters and while working there she met Harold Q. Denton. They were married March 7, 1964, and were married 41 years, until his death in 2005. When she married Harold, she became stepmother to Harold Lee Denton, and loved her new responsibilities. Fran was an excellent cook, and especially enjoyed making special dishes when he stayed with them. Fran also worked for Sylvia’s, a woman’s apparel shop that was in downtown Davenport, for over 25 years. She loved “her ladies”, and enjoyed seeing her regular customers. She had an eye for what looked good on them.

As her husband Harold was from Tennessee, they enjoyed trips back to visit his relatives and to sight see. Through the years, Fran also enjoyed bowling, dancing (at Turners), musicals, movies and stage shows, and eventually became a Cub’s fan. Fran and Harold adopted two dachshunds, Hanzie and Gretchen, which they both adored. Fran kept a ceramic statue in their memory.

Fran was a member of Newcomb Church for 81 years, seven of them as a Deacon. She enjoyed Newcomb Friends, Martha-Rebecca Circle, Golden Age, Kids Klub, and serving coffee hour. One of her special memories was of her 80th birthday celebration that was held at Fellowship Hall.

After her husband Harold died, Fran reacquainted with a family friend, Hank Wolf. They remained special friends, enjoying traveling, family get-togethers, and were together until his death.

Fran was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Harold, cousins, and friend Hank Wolf.

Fran is survived by her stepson, Harold (Lynn) Denton of Cedar Rapids; step grandchildren Randi and David Mutnick and their children Josie and Eli (Deerfield, IL), and Christopher and Nikki Opp and daughter Adysen (Cedar Rapids). Additionally, she is survived by close friends Elaine Horton (Davenport), Wayne and Janet Balluff (Davenport), Paul and Judy Wolf (Davenport), Charlie and Becky Norton (Davenport), Dave and Pam Collier (North Carolina), Louis Wolf (Missouri), Dean and Darlene Wolf (Georgia), Marge Wolf (Arkansas); and Chad and Becca Wolf (Eldridge).

The family would like to thank the staff at Senior Star of Elmore Place, and Friendship Manor in Rock Island, for the care they provided Fran.


  • Franz Luett, Father (deceased)
  • Margaret (Speth) Luett, Mother (deceased)
  • Harold Q. Denton, Husband (deceased)
  • Hank Wolf, Special Friend (deceased)
  • Harold (Lynn) Denton, Stepson
  • Randi Mutnick, Step Grandchild
  • David Mutnick, Step Grandchild
  • Josie, Step Great Grandchild
  • Eli, Step Great Grandchild
  • Christopher (Nikki) Opp, Step Grandchild
  • Adysen, Step Great Grandchild
  • Elaine Horton, Close Friend
  • Wayne and Janet Balluff, Close Friends
  • Paul and Judy Wolf, Close Friends
  • Charlie and Becky Norton, Close Friends
  • Dave and Pam Collier, Close Friends
  • Louis Wolf, Close Friend
  • Dean and Darlene Wolf, Close Friends
  • Marge Wolf, Close Friend
  • Chad and Becca Wolf, Close Friends
  • Fran was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Harold, cousins, and friend Hank Wolf.


  • Visitation Weerts Funeral Home

    Tuesday, June 15, 2021

  • Funeral Service Weerts Funeral Home

    Tuesday, June 15, 2021


Frances "Fran" Margaret Denton

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Rod Speidel

June 15, 2021

I had the distinct pleasure and honor to have known and served Fran as a transportation driver for 5 years at Senior Star. I spent many brief but wonderful coffee breaks and sometimes lunches with her, and in the beginning her significant other friend Hank. I have many wonderful memories of providing her rides to the podiatrist and hair dresser. She always referred to me as her favorite driver to the customers and stylists at the salon. I will never forget the time I convinced her to put her walker aside and use the scooter at the grocery store. She didn’t think she could manage the motorized device but soon became very proficient. She became a special person to me, some 20 years her junior she eventually became like a mother figure to me, and I feel so fortunate to have known her and enjoyed her thoughtfulness, humor, and kindness. She was one of a kind will be missed. Rest In peace Fran.

Anthony Foley

June 14, 2021

Fran will be missed dearly along with her stories that felt like they brought you back to a different time and her quick wit even at 92!