Weerts Funeral Home


Jeri Carol Hatz

October 6, 1947November 22, 2021

Jeri C. Hatz, 74, of Bettendorf, IA, passed away on Monday, November 22, 2021 at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House. Per her wishes, Cremation Rites have been accorded. A memorial visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at Weerts Funeral Home. Memorials may be left to Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House. Online condolences may be expressed at

Jeri was the daughter of Ellsworth and Kathryn (Lindstrom) Becker. She was united in marriage to Dave Hatz on August 23, 1969 in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. Their beautiful love story began when they were in the 7th Grade.

Jeri travelled the world on two 80-day world cruises, a 40-day South Pacific, and 40-day North Cape cruise (Russian ports) with her loving grandmother, Edith. Jeri was an amazing quilter. She made beautiful quilts for her family and other organizations. She was part of the Quilt Guild. Most importantly, Jeri was a caregiver to her family. She was an outstanding mother and excelled at being home with her family. She gave her time to others and always provided her undivided attention. When she was promoted to “Grandma” she enjoyed every moment of her special time with her grandkids. Jeri enjoyed playing Bridge, family time and get-togethers. Words cannot express what a beautiful person Jeri was inside and out.

Jeri is survived by her husband, Dave; children Lisa (Jimmie) Hinson-Hatz and Matthew (Laura) Hatz; grandchildren Carter, Isla, Brea; Brother Brian Becker; Sister Gale Venti; and two granddogs Rosie and Hazel.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ellsworth and Kathryn Becker.


  • Ellsworth and Kathryn (Lindstrom) Becker, Parents (deceased)
  • Dave Hatz, Husband
  • Lisa (Jimmie) Hinson-Hatz, Daughter
  • Matthew (Laura) Hatz, Son
  • Carter, Grandchild
  • Isla, Grandchild
  • Brea, Grandchild
  • Brian Becker, Brother
  • Gale Venti, Sister
  • Rosie and Hazel, Granddogs
  • She was preceded in death by her parents, Ellsworth and Kathryn Becker.

  • Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House


  • Memorial Visitation

    Wednesday, December 1, 2021


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Kris Albert

December 1, 2021

Jay and I bowled with Jeri and Dave for several years. Jeri always had a joke and a wicked sense of humor. Her smile and laughter will be missed.

Emma Hinson

November 29, 2021

My thoughts and prayers are with her family. I'm sure heaven has gained a beautiful soul. Stay strong and God bless each of you during this difficult time.

Carol Bobbitt

November 28, 2021

Lisa, thinking of you at this time. The memories and love will help to ease the pain. Prayers for you and your family.

Kathy Bacon

November 27, 2021

Condolences to the family, especially Lisa and Jimmie. Though I did not know Jeri, I can tell, by reading her obituary, that we would have gotten along famously. It would seem that we would have shared quilting stories and photos, and many of our same values. Lisa and Jimmie, I know that when my Mom passed, the words of others helped heal. May that be true for you, and may the Lord give great comfort...

susan Russo

November 25, 2021

Apologies to Matthew, in my earlier message I said Mark.

Susan Russo

November 25, 2021

Dear Dave, Mark and Lisa, I have known your Dad since we worked together at HP, and had the honor and pleasure of meeting Jeri on one of their visits back East to see Lisa. A co-worker and I had lunch with Lisa, Dave and Jeri and I was so happy to finally meet her and Lisa. Dave talked so lovingly about you all and I could tell how proud he was of his family. Dave keeps in touch with me even after all these years and I cherish the friendship. I am just so grateful to have had the chance to spend a little time with Jeri those few years ago and then keep up with family happenings over the recent years. Dave told me that Jeri was having trouble back in August and it is so hard to know you are now without her presence and love. Jeri will always be with you though, through the love you shared and all the beautiful and many family times, sitting for the grandchildren and so much more. God Bless Jeri and God Bless each of you. With my heartfelt sympathy, Susan R.

Jimmie Hinson

November 24, 2021

While my heart breaks at her passing , I am so grateful that I knew her. Every moment we had together was a true blessing and she will forever be in my thoughts. A few Christmases ago, she made me a moose quilt. Every winter I keep it by my chair and use it whenever I am cold or chilled. The next time I use it, the warmth it brings will remind me of all the great moments we had. It will be like getting a warm hug from her again. I love you Jeri and will miss you terribly. ❤️❤️