William Eugene Cummins

October 4, 1934March 9, 2019

William “Bill” Cummins, Sr, 84, of Davenport, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family, on Saturday March 9, 2019, at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf. Memorial Mass will be held at 11 AM Friday March 15th at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 516 Filmore Street, Davenport. Interment will be in the National Cemetery, Rock Island, with military honors presented by the Moline American Legion, Post #246 . Visitation is Thursday evening from 4 – 7 PM at Weerts Funeral Home, 3625 Jersey Ridge Road, Davenport, with a rosary at 7 PM. Memorials may be made to Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House.

William was born in 1934 to Clarence and Elizabeth (Coon) Cummins. He married Nancy Trainor on April 14, 1956 in Davenport. She preceded him in death on February 25, 2019. Bill served in the US Navy. He worked as a machinist for over 40 years, retiring from Edens Automatics, in 2000. Bill enjoyed boating, traveling, camping, and was an avid woodworker. His most precious time was that spent with his family.

Survivors include his children: William (Bette) Cummins, Jr, Robert Cummins, James (Penny) Cummins, Steven (Karen) Cummins, Penny (William) Fer and Mary (John) Oxendine, twenty one grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren. In addition to his wife of 62 years, he was also preceded in death by five brothers and four sisters.


  • Visitation Thursday, March 14, 2019
  • Memorial Mass Friday, March 15, 2019

William Eugene Cummins

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Kay Coyne

March 14, 2019

To the entire Cummins family:
I have been friends with many of you for many years. I lost my Dad a couple of years ago, so I know how hard the loss of a parent can be. I can't imagine how hard this must be for you to lose them both in such a short period of time. I hope the comfort of knowing that they are together again will sustain you during this difficult time. I wish you all peace and comfort. My prayers are with you.
Kay Coyne

Gregory Storjohann

March 11, 2019

I am so sorry to hear about Bill I know Nancy just left us a few days ago. My Angel Hugs to the family. They will both be missed. I wish I could be there with ya. Big Big Angel Hugs

Pat Fadness (Schrader)

March 11, 2019

I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. I remember going for a boat ride on the Mississippi and how excited I was to be in his big boat. I remember aunt Nancy making sure that I had a lot of sun screen on. He will be missed by all. But I'm sure my dad is waiting for him along with my mom and aunt Nancy.
All my love to you all. Stay strong and together as a family.
Love always