Weerts Funeral Home

3625 Jersey Ridge Rd, Davenport, IA


Marilyn Edna Valerius

July 28, 1927March 23, 2020

Marilyn E. Valerius, 92, of Davenport, IA, passed away Monday, March 23, 2020, at the Davenport Lutheran Home. Private services will be held. Burial will be at Rock Island Arsenal National Cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed at www.weertsfh.com

Marilyn was born July 28, 1927, to Ray and Verla (Duvall) Finger in Van Buren County, IA. She graduated from Davenport High School in 1945. On December 11, 1945, Marilyn was united in marriage to Phillip Valerius in East St. Louis, IL. She attended Eastern Iowa Radio School following WWII.

Marilyn will be missed by her sons, Mark (Beverly) Valerius of Davenport, IA, Michael Sr. Valerius of Blue Grass, IA, Edward (Pamela Rumler) Valerius of Davenport; and three grandchildren: Joshua, Michael, and Lauren.


  • Ray Finger, Father (deceased)
  • Verla (Duvall) Finger, Mother (deceased)
  • Phillip Valerius, Husband (deceased)
  • Mark (Beverly) Valerius, Son
  • Michael Sr. Valerius, Son
  • Edward (Pamela Rumler) Valerius, Son
  • Joshua, Grandchild
  • Michael, Grandchild
  • Lauren, Grandchild
  • She was preceded in death by her husband, Phillip; her parents; and three brothers.


  • Private Family Only


Marilyn Edna Valerius

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Sue Ellen Dawson-Hegstrom

March 31, 2020

To Michael Sr., Mark, and Edward Valerius and families:

Hello...the last name may be confusing, but I am your cousin Sue Dawson (Mary Ellen's daughter).

On behalf of my sister and mother, I wanted to offer condolences and sympathy to all of you for your loss. We loved your mom and enjoyed her company very much.

May love and good memories surround you.

Mary Ellen DuVall Dawson
Ruth Dawson
Sue Ellen Dawson Hegstrom

Sandra Gonzalez

March 26, 2020

Mark and Beverly - so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. Losing parents is never easy. Please know that Bob and I are thinking of you. We had many long talks about our Moms at work. You were a loving son and I am sure she was very proud of you and your many accomplishments. God Bless
Sandy and Bob Gonzalez