Steven George Doellinger

May 7, 1949August 1, 2018
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Steven G. Doellinger, 69, of Davenport, passed away on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at his residence following a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s. Visitation will be held from 2-4 PM Sunday, August 5th at Weerts Funeral Home, 3625 Jersey Ridge Road, Davenport. Private memorial services will be held. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Compassus, who helped our family through this journey; or for us crazy animal lovers, the no kill animal shelter Kings Harvest.

Steve was born in Davenport, the son of George and Iva Doellinger. Davenport remained his home throughout his life. On May 3, 1969 he was united in marriage to his high school sweetheart Linda Frey. He was a graduate of Davenport Central High School and attended the University of Iowa. Go Hawks! He also served several years in the National Guard.

Steve worked at the Don E Williams Company (DeWco) starting in 1973, and with hard work and long hours worked his way to the President of the company in 1994. He retired from DeWco in 2003. After a two year break to enjoy life, travel, golf and evenings out with his wife, he went to work for Dynabrade as Mid-West Regional Sales Manager. He held that position for five years before fully embracing retirement.

Steve was an avid golfer, lucky enough to get a hole-in-one at Byron Hills. A bladed nine iron doesn’t show on the scorecard. He played in nine straight years of the ProAm at the Hardees Classic, and also the John Deere Classic. He enjoyed following pro and college sports such as football, baseball, basketball and golf. He was a loyal Atlanta Braves, Chicago Bears and Iowa Hawkeye fan. He also enjoyed fishing, or maybe better telling the story of the big one that got away. Walter is still out swimming around somewhere, Dad. He enjoyed family vacations to Ruttgers in Northern Minnesota with family and friends, cruises, and trips to Palm Springs, CA.

Survivors include his wife, Linda; son Steven P. (Dawn Bender); daughter Cindy (Jeff) Ferchen; grandchildren Mia Doellinger, Ashley (Rick) Denny, Alyssa, Cara, and Noah Ferchen; sisters-in-law Ann Doellinger and Debbie Frey; brother-in-law Gary (Barbara) Frey; great-granddaughter Lily Denny; and many nieces and nephews. His parents and brother John preceded him in death.

Known to all who loved him as Honey, Dad, Grandpa, Steve, “Doelly”, “The Doel” and “Mr. D”.

We will miss you Dad!


  • Visitation Sunday, August 5, 2018

Steven George Doellinger

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Sheryl Speidel

August 7, 2018

I am so sorry for your families loss. I have great memories working with Steve for many years at DEWCO. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time
Sheryl Speidel

Mike Lentz

August 5, 2018

Steve was President at DEWCO when I was in Indirect Supply Management at John Deere, Waterloo. As a supplier to John Deere Steve was always forthright in ensuring our contracts for material and services was fair for both companies. He was a great ambassador for all the manufactures DEWCO represented and made sure his staff new the products and provided the support required to meet John Deere's needs.

My sincerest sympathies to Steve's family and friends.

Maggie Lorentzen

August 5, 2018

Bill and I were so sad to hear about Steve’s passing! I pray for you and the family in this difficult time. I have great memories of of you and Steve! We were blessed to have such great neighbors!

Georgia Lovejoy

August 3, 2018

Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. May his memory be eternal.

Shane Labath

August 3, 2018

Sorry for your loss, my prayers are with you and your family.

Theresa Hansen

August 2, 2018

Love and prayers to my Oakbrook neighborhood mini golf partner. We were a tough couple to beat. I will always cherish those memories. I still have our trophy. I will keep it forever and remember you every time I look at it. You were and will always be one of the kindest and classiest guys I know. Love and miss you Steve.