Weerts Funeral Home

3625 Jersey Ridge Rd, Davenport, IA


Stephen Wesley Wieckhorst

January 18, 1951April 30, 2020

Stephen “Steve” Wieckhorst, 69, of Blue Grass, Iowa, passed away after a courageous battle with ALS on Thursday, April 30, 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, private services will be held on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at Weerts Funeral Home. Burial will be at Oakdale Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Steve’s name may be made to the ALS Association Iowa Chapter.

Steve was born January 18, 1951 to Fred William and Nellie Mae Wieckhorst in Davenport, Iowa. He graduated from Central High School in 1969. Steve was a third generation Postal Service worker, retiring in 2006 after 38 years of service. On June 8, 1996, he was united in marriage to Christine Sambdman. Steve loved aviation and airplanes, working as a volunteer with the Quad City Air Show with the flight operation team for 10+ years. He loved playing sports, riding motorcycles and going out to the golf course to hit a few rounds with his brother, Greg. Steve was also an amateur Go-Kart racer, winning multiple trophies and plaques over the years. While working with the post office, Steve was a Chairman on the Board of Directors for the Davenport Employee Credit Union. During his retirement, he loved to travel with Chris. Steve’s unwavering friendship will be missed by all who knew him.

Steve is survived by his wife, Christine; son Corey; step-daughter Jamie Sambdman; brothers Greg and Daniel (Cindy); his sister Lynn (Dave) Steiniger; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and his best friend Danny Roberts.

Cards for the family can be sent to Weerts Funeral Home 3625 Jersey Ridge Rd, Davenport, IA 52807.

Till we meet again my love, Chris


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Jim, and Greta Dugan

May 16, 2020

Dearest Chris,

Jim, and I are so sorry to hear of Steve's passing. He was a wonderful person to be around. We will miss getting together, for breakfasts, but hope to continue them with you. You're in our thoughts, and prayers.

Patt Englander

May 7, 2020

Chris and family,
Saddened to hear of Stephen’s passing. May your wonderful memories of him give you comfort during this time and and as time goes on.

Paam Lund

May 5, 2020

Dear Chris, I am so sorry to hear of Steve’s passing. Please accept my heartfelt blessings. May he Rest In Peace.
Hugs to you.

Larry Albrecht

May 5, 2020

I have so many memories of Steve and all of them are of great times. Having known Steve since first grade, 1956, and walking to school with together I got to know his family and visited their home many times over the years. It was so good to spend time with Steve and Chris at our recent 50th high school reunion and then at the Get The Lead Out concert and only wish we could have had more.

Valerie Schmidt

May 4, 2020

Dear Chris and Family, Please accept my condolences for your loss.
I miss seeing you Chris at the library where I just met Steve once. It's so difficult to watch a loved one suffer and lose quality of life. You will certainly miss him very much but at least the bad part is over. You will always miss him but please focus on the good memories and enjoy your family.

Kevin Roberts

May 3, 2020

Steve was a great friend to my father Danny Roberts. Growing up we, (the Roberts family), spent a lot of time with Steve and his family. So much, (and I know nothing before) that I do not remember anything other than him being apart of the family. Very sorry for this loss and my thoughts and prayers go out to all of Steve's family and friends that will miss him dearly.

Joanne Zirkel

May 3, 2020

I am very sorry for your loss. Your family will be in my prayers.
May God give you strength through this sorrowful time Hugs, Love

Laurie Bribriesco

May 3, 2020

We will remember Steve in the “ good old days” of working at the Post Office. Too many good memories and funny stories to share just one. Prayers and hugs to you , Chris., and all of the family. May he Rest In Peace.

Laurie and Tom Bribriesco

Harold Hansen

May 3, 2020

Chris and Jamie, we are so sorry to hear of your loss, please let Margie and I know if there is anything you need or if we can help in any way. Greg, I will miss seeing Steve on the golf course and getting a few lessons from him. Rest in peace my friend, you will be missed.


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