US Air Force

Donald H. Werkmeister

March 26, 1931 ~ February 14, 2020 (age 88)


Donald H. Werkmeister, 88, of Princeton, Iowa, passed away on Friday, February 14, 2020 at Genesis Medical Center East Campus in Davenport.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, February 22, 2020 at McGinnis-Chambers Funeral Home in Bettendorf.  Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home.  Burial will be held at Rock Island Memorial Park.  Memorials may be made to Gilda’s Club of the Quad-Cities.

Don was born March 26, 1931 in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Vernon & Agnes (Daly) Werkmeister.  He had served in the United States Air Force.

Don had owned and operated the former Moody Optical Company out of Rock Island.  Among his interests was model railroading.

Those left to honor his memory include his sisters, Karen (Bob) Witt of Pingree Grove, Illinois, Corinne Schneider of Itasca, Illinois and Kathleen (Alan) Segal of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; his brother, Alan Werkmeister of Villa Park, Illinois; his step-son, Tim (Crystal) Ryerson of Arizona; his sister-in-law, Kyoko Werkmeister of Tucson, Arizona and many nieces and nephews.

Don was preceded in death by his significant other, Margaret L. “Maggie” Ryerson in 2008; his brothers, Richard Werkmeister and Lawrence Werkmeister; his brother-in-law, Daniel Schneider; and his sister-in-law, Ann Werkmeister.

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February 21, 2020

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
McGinnis-Chambers Funeral Home
644 River Dr.
Bettendorf, Iowa 52722

Funeral Service
February 22, 2020

10:00 AM
McGinnis-Chambers Funeral Home
644 River Dr.
Bettendorf, Iowa 52722

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