Stuart Mesmer


Funeral services and Mass of Christian Burial for Stuart J. Mesmer, 65, a resident of Silvis, Illinois will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2010 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, 416 N. Main Street, Davenport.

Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Davenport. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4-7 p.m. at the Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, 614 N. Main St., downtown Davenport. 

Stuart died Saturday, Sept. 18, 2010 at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf, Iowa following an extended illness and courageous battle with cancer.

Stuart Jon Mesmer was born Jan. 20, 1945 in Burlington, Iowa, a son of Robert and Julia M. (Mapes) Mesmer. He attended Sacred Heart Catholic grade school and graduated from Assumption High School in 1963. 


He served 27 years as the president of Millwright Local 2158. He also served as the apprenticeship coordinator for the union. He will always be remembered for his leadership on the Executive Negotiating Committee; as well as various other key functions of the leadership at Local 2158.

He cherished his children, and his numerous grandchildren and always enjoyed spending time with family. He also enjoyed a leisurely game of golf and the camaraderie shared with his friends.  Stuart was an avid sports fan.  He enjoyed all sports and was a fan of the Iowa Hawkeyes, the Chicago Bears and the Chicago Cubs.

Memorials can made to the Gilda’s Club of the Quad Cities or to the Mayo Hospitals and Clinics, Rochester, Minnesota in Stuart’s name.

Survivors include his children and their spouses, Deborah and Larry Galyen, Gillette, Wyoming; Stuart Jon Mesmer, Jr. and Joseph and Atessa Mesmer, all of Davenport; Bill and Mary Jensen, Lori Mesmer and her fiancé Carlos Longmire, Davenport; Tanika Zentic, Moline, Illinois; Michael Jensen, and Daniel and Tracy Mesmer, all of Davenport; Melissa Mesmer and Chris Drake, Hay Springs, Nebraska; and Kathleen Jones, East Moline, Illinois; a special friend, Leslie Krueger Soucinnek, Bettendorf; Iowa; grandchildren, Jade´, Magen, Andrew, Hannah, Billy, Olivia, Aniyah, Alijah, Amery, Nathan, Treyton, Michael, Evan, Taylor, Brandon, Sydney, Joseph, Makayla, Michaiah; and a sister and brother-in-law, Susan and Jerry Kinser, Davenport.

He was preceded in death by his mother, a brother, Steven Mesmer and a son, Michael Jones.  May they rest in peace.  

Online remembrances and condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting Stuart’s obituary at

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