Weerts Funeral Home


Velma Darlene Mulder

October 8, 1925March 30, 2021

Velma Mulder of Bettendorf, Iowa passed away on March 30 at the Fountains Senior Living. A celebration of life will be held a later time. Please consider a memorial to the Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Davenport, Iowa.

Velma was born in Walton, Nebraska in October 1925. While working at the Nebraska Cornhusker Hotel and Restaurant in Lincoln, Nebraska; Velma meet her dashing and boisterous husband of 61 years husband Bill. In 1950 they were married at Trinity Lutheran Church in Walton, Nebraska. From there they followed Bill’s career through several states and had four children along the way. Settling in Iowa, they set up and cultivated a community of great friends, raised their children, eventually enjoying retirement and grandchildren.

Velma was a smart cookie, graduated from high school at 16. She provided for her family with a dizzying list of skills. Her care and kindness showed through the clothes she made, food she cooked, parties she threw, vacations she planned and loving home she provided. She was great at making you feel special, always including a guest's favorite dish with dinner or highlighting a child on their birthday with a custom cake. Her goal in life seemed to be making others happy. She was quiet, yet firm and never said anything bad about anyone else. It was impossible to not love Velma. Lutheran Church was very important to Velma and she attended every Sunday she could. Both Velma and Bill spent a lot of time and devotion at the Davenport Lutheran Home. Church was important throughout their lives.

Velma was a wonderful wife, sister, mother and grandmother, great grandmother, loved by everyone. She will be greatly missed.

She is survived by her children: Nancy Roush (Jay) of Bettendorf; Jody (Bob) of Denver; Bill Jr. (Amy) St Louis; her son-in Law Lee of Los Alamos; grandchildren Alexandra, Joanne, Emily (Seth), Tristan, Nate (Leslie); and great grandchildren, Cole, Stella and Genevieve; and brother Dale (Helen). She was preceded in death by her loving husband Bill, parents Carl and Addie, brothers George, Everett, and Ivan, sister Myrna, infant sister Gladys and Daughter Kathy.


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Helen DeBoer

April 12, 2021

Sorry for your loss. Memories of Mulder Cousin parties are special to me. Cousins are the best. Had an excuse for party whenever Bill and Velma came back to Nebraska. I remember singing a duet with Betty Nyland Harm at their wedding. We sang "Bless This House" and God certainly did bless their house with you kids. Know you miss Kathy. Helen

Alexis Saskowski

April 7, 2021

Dear Nancy - Offering heartfelt condolences with deepest sympathy for the loss of your dear Mother. Velma was always so gracious and kind. Your parents were wonderful neighbors when we all lived in Terrace Park. Fun times and great memories. May you and your family find peace and comfort in the days ahead...

Dan Zack

April 7, 2021

So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Dixie Korch

April 6, 2021

Nancy, so very sorry for the loss of your mom. She was quite the lady and I always enjoyed the times with her. I feel very fortunate to have known her. Deepest sympathies to you and your family.

Tom Schuetz

April 5, 2021

Oh what a sweet, kind lady Velma was. She and Bill were quite a couple. Seemed they were involved in everything. We first got to know them in Terrace Park and then closed the friendship when we discovered we were both Husker fans. Velma was always so calm and so nice. I can picture she and Bill so happy to be back together in heaven. God rest and bless their souls. They had a positive impact on so many people, including me.

Joyce Keegan

April 1, 2021

My sincere sympathy to the Mulder Family. Praise God that Velma is now in her eternal home with the love of her life Bill by her side. Great memories in my heart. Hugs.