Weerts Funeral Home


John William Lewis II

August 17, 1943January 9, 2021

John W. Lewis II, 77, of Bettendorf, IA, passed away on January 9, 2021, at his home. Per his wishes, cremation rites have been accorded. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Memorials may be left to The Center for Youth and Family Solutions, Rock Island, IL, Genesis Hospice and Quad City Animal Welfare. Online condolences may be expressed at

John was born on August 17, 1943, in Nassawadox, VA, to John W. and Louise (Leonard) Lewis. In 1965, he began his management career with Geifman Grocery Stores, dedicating 20 years. On June 24, 1966, John was united in marriage to Melva Quick at Holy Family Catholic Church. Shortly after marriage, he joined the United States Army and served in the Vietnam War from 1966 to 1968. After the war, John held several other management positions until 1992 and later retired from True Green Lawn Care in 2012. John was an avid golfer. He loved the game of golf and was very good at it. For the last 20 years, he played at Glenn’s Creek. His golf buddies will miss him just as much as his family. He was very proud of his lawn presentation and had the best lawn on the block. John’s greatest joy was watching his grandkids grow up. He was fascinated with their development and their eagerness to learn. His granddaughter was the apple of his eye.

Survivors include his loving wife, Melva; daughter, Nicole (Carey) Sodawasser of Davenport; grandchildren, Jullian, Robert, and Alexis; and a brother, Joe Lewis, of Phoenix, AZ.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Jill.

John and his family were so appreciative of the care and kindness of Dr. Porubcin, his staff and the Infusion nurses, especially Angel, his hero.


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Jeff Winter

January 13, 2021

Melva and Nicole,
My deepest sympathy to you.
Sincerely, Jeff Winter

Pat Reese

January 12, 2021

Melva Jean,
Such sadness to have our partners for so many years leave us. I know you will cherish the memories you made together through the years. So many happy times to remember and share.

Kelly Krell

January 12, 2021

Holding fond memories in my heart; sending thoughts of love and comfort. xo

Barb Spies

January 11, 2021

I worked with John when he was delivering flowers for Flowers by Jerri. Always had a smile on his face and eager to work . He was such a nice guy and he will be missed by all who were blessed to know him. God bless....