William "Bill" P Blanche

October 8, 1928May 15, 2019

William “Bill” P. Blanche, 90, of Eldridge, Iowa, passed away, Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at Clarissa C Cook Hospice House with his loving family by his side. Funeral mass will be held on Monday, May 20th at 10am at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, Davenport, with a visitation starting at 9am. Visitation will be held on Sunday, May 19, 2019 from 1-4pm at Weerts Funeral Home, Jersey Ridge and Kimberly. Burial will be at Davenport Memorial Park following the service. Memorials in William’s name may be made to Clarissa C Cook Hospice House or St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church.

Bill was born in 1928 to Barney and Lillian Blanche in Grand Mound, Iowa. He was united in marriage to Alberta Meyer on August 9, 1950 at St. Anne’s Church Long Grove, Iowa; she preceded him in death. After high school, Bill joined the United States Army as a paratrooper. Bill was an active member at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church and the Scott County Farm Bureau.

Bill is survived by his sons: Ron (Jodie) and Roger (Donna) Blanche; four grandchildren: Laura Blanche, Amanda Blanche, Rodney (Tara) Huntly, and Rory (Mandy) Huntley; two step-grandchildren: PJ Collins and Kellie Collins; five great-grandchildren: Logan, Colin, Payten, Evan, and Ellorie; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, and siblings.


  • Barney Blanche, Father
  • Lillian Blanche, Mother
  • Alberta Blanche, Wife
  • Ron (Jodie) Blanche, Son
  • Roger (Donna) Blanche, Son
  • Laura Blanche, Granddaughter
  • Amanda Blanche, Granddaughter
  • Rodney (Tara) Huntly, Grandson
  • Rory (Mandy) Huntly, Grandson
  • PJ Collins, Step-grandson
  • Kellie Collins, Step-granddaughter
  • Great-grandchildren: Logan, Colin, Payten, Evan, and Ellorie

    Many nices and nephews

  • Dan Vandeweile, Pallbearer
  • Richard Blanche, Pallbearer
  • Terry Wilcox, Pallbearer
  • Ben Hawley, Pallbearer
  • Curtis Hamann
  • Alan Schneckloth


  • Visitation Sunday, May 19, 2019
  • Visitation Monday, May 20, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Monday, May 20, 2019


William "Bill" P Blanche

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Sandra Hamann

May 16, 2019

Dear Ron and Roger and families,

Dale and I are so sorry to hear of Uncle Bill's passing. Darn, we sure loved your Dad and looked forward to see him and your Mom when we were in Iowa. I know you will miss him too.
Next to the two of you and his grandchildren, he sure loved his cattle! He took such pride in them.
He has the best personality, I don't remember him ever NOT smiling! He was a very personable, charming man.
You have our deepest sympathy as you deal with his passing
Dale and Sandra Hamann.