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Donald Hartz

December 14, 1929 — February 19, 2020

Donald L. Hartz, 90, of Bettendorf, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at the Iowa Masonic Health Facility in Bettendorf.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, February 24, 2020 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Davenport, where he was a member.  Visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday at McGinnis-Chambers Funeral Home in Bettendorf and one hour before the services on Monday at the church.  Entombment will be in Davenport Memorial Park.  Memorials may be made to Camp Courageous, Forest Grove School Preservation or to Trinity Lutheran Church.

Don was born December 14, 1929 in LeClaire, the son of LeRoy “Jim” & Lorene M. (Bahns) Hartz.  He served in the United States Army from 1953 to 1955.  On October 20, 1956, he was united in marriage to Dorothy L. Wilson in Davenport.  She preceded him in death on January 22, 2008.

Don had been employed as a roll grinder with Alcoa for 34 years, retiring in 1989.  Among his memberships were the Isaac Walton League, the German American Heritage Center and Museum, the Putnam Museum Guild, Forest Grove School Preservation and CASI.  Don had enjoyed traveling, having visited all 50 states and Europe.

Those left to honor Don’s memory include his daughter and son-in-law, Lynne & David Crews of Davenport; his sons and daughters-in-law, Terry & Kathryn Hartz of St. Louis, Missouri and Duane and Sandra Hartz of Bettendorf; his grandchildren, Rachel (Taylor) Sutton, Matthew (Therese) Hartz and Megan Crews; his special grandchildren, Sarah Witt and Christine Bull; and his brother, Richard (Loretta) Hartz of LeClaire.

In addition to his wife, Dorothy, Don was preceded in death by his parents; his sister Lois Dooley; and special friend, Venita Sharp.

Don’s family would like to express sincere thanks to the doctors, nurses and staff of Genesis Hospice and the Iowa Masonic Health Facility for all their care and comfort for Don.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting Don’s obituary at

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Sunday, February 23, 2020

2:00 - 5:00 pm (Central time)

McGinnis-Chambers Funeral Home

644 River Dr, Bettendorf, IA 52722

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Funeral Service

Monday, February 24, 2020

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

Trinity Lutheran Church (Davenport)


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