Sharon Schwartzhoff


Funeral services and Mass of Christian Burial for Sharon K. Schwartzhoff, 59, a resident of Davenport were Wednesday, Jan. 13 at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, Davenport.

Burial was in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.

Visitation for Sharon was Tuesday at the Halligan McCabe DeVries Funeral Home.

Sharon died with family present Friday, Jan. 8 at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf after a long battle with brain cancer.


Sharon Kay Dose was born Oct. 2, 1950 in Davenport, the daughter of Donald A. and Lucille C. (Wilson) Dose. She graduated from Davenport Central High School in 1969 and completed food certification courses at Scott Community College.

Sharon was united in marriage to Jeri J. Schwartzhoff on April 11, 1970, at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Davenport. Sharon was a homemaker while her children were young. Later, she was employed for over 10 years as a head cook for the Davenport Community School District.

Sharon was a very loving, selfless person who loved being with her family. She enjoyed going with her husband, children, and grandchildren to Beardmore Mountain in Northeast Iowa to help build their cabin. She enjoyed riding her ATV fearlessly over steep bluffs and through mud puddles. She liked to play cards, especially canasta, with her husband Jeri. Sharon had an amazing gift of hospitality and made everyone who came to her home feel welcomed. She was a wonderful cook and was famous for her Thanksgiving feasts. Sharon was very proud of her family and loved to spoil them.

Memorials may be made to the family’s choice of favorite charities.

Survivors include her husband Jeri; children and their significant others, Jennifer (Joseph) Sisler, Silvis, Ill., Carrie Kephart and Billy Maylone, Davenport, Jason (Amanda) Schwartzhoff, Davenport, and Aaron Schwartzhoff and Brooke Brass, Decorah; grandchildren, Allie and Jaidyn Sisler; Tabitha, Rikki and Madelyn Kephart; Olivia and Santino Maylone; Jacob and Joshua Schwartzhoff; and a sister in law, Sally Dose, Brooklyn, IA. Brother in laws: Jan (Jane) Schwartzhoff, Mario Schwartzhoff, Walt (Ning) Schwartzhoff. Sister in laws: Kay (Dick) Bashore, Maureen (Dave) Williams, Kim Schwartzhoff, Ann Schwartzhoff, Winnie Schwartzhoff, Marsha (Jack) Havemann.

Sharon was preceded in death by her parents and a brother Allan Dose. May they rest in peace.

Online remembrances and condolences may be express by visiting Sharon’s obituary at

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