Laura Gould


Laura Wegmann Gould, 47, a resident of Davenport, died Sunday, Aug. 29, 2010 at her home surrounded by family and friends, after a courageous battle with cancer.

A celebration of her life will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 1506 Brown St, Bettendorf. Her family will greet friends beginning at noon Wednesday in the gathering space of the church. Keeping with her wishes, cremation rites have been accorded. Halligan McCabe DeVries Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Laura Jean Wegmann was born on March 20, 1963 in Davenport, a daughter of LaVerne and Mary (Murphy) Wegmann. Laura graduated from Scott Community College and obtained her RN license. She was employed with Gentiva Health Services, where she provided in home care for patients. Laura loved her job as a caregiver, which came naturally to her. Her upbeat disposition and compassion were still evident, even during her own sickness. Laura’s sense of humor never wavered, even when times were bleak. She was very proud of her mission trip to give care to patients in Guatemala.

Laura enjoyed gardening and crocheting, but most importantly she enjoyed the time she spent with her family and friends, especially her beloved daughter, Mary.


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to her daughter, Mary’s education fund.

Laura is survived by her daughter, Mary Katherine Gould, Davenport; her sisters, Theresa Hupp, Bettendorf; Sandra (Michael) Schloemer, Knoxville, IA; Rita (Joe) Mendel, Delaware, OH, Julia (Allen) Diercks, Riverdale; brothers, John (Melissa) Wegmann, Monmouth, IL, and Michael (Lisa) Wegmann, Bettendorf; many loving nieces and nephews; and her canine companion, Nellie.

The family would like to thank all those friends and family members who showed the same high level of care to Laura during her illness, that Laura showed to her patients during her lifetime. Online remembrances and condolences may be expressed by visiting Laura’s obituary at

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