Richard Weis


Funeral services and Mass of Christian Burial for Richard L. Weis, 80, a resident of Davenport will be at noon on Monday, November 14, 2011 at Sacred Heart Cathedral, 422 E. 10th Street, Davenport.

Visitation will be Monday at Sacred Heart from 11:00 a.m. until the mass time. Burial is at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Richard died Thursday, November 10, 2011 at Clarissa Cook Hospice House in Bettendorf after a short illness. He was surrounded by his Sacred Heart family and clergy at the time of his passing. Halligan McCabe DeVries Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.

Richard L. Weis was born in Davenport on May 4, 1931 to Dr. Howard and May (Disert) Weis and attended St. Ambrose Academy.

Richard retired as a Sexton at Sacred Heart Cathedral in 2009, where he provided custodial, domestic and sacristan services for 35 years. Richard resided at the parish rectory under the pastorship of Msgr. Sebastian Menke, Msgr. Marvin Mottet and Rev. Robert Busher and dedicated his life to Sacred Heart Parish.


Richard was a vital member of Sacred Heart parish, where he had many friends. He was a familiar face to many people throughout the Diocese of Davenport, who could always count on him for assistance during visits to the Cathedral.

Richard remained active until his recent illness. He attended daily Mass, took walks in and around his residence at Silvercrest and enjoyed bird-watching, reading, playing cribbage and card games and assembling jigsaw puzzles. In his younger years, he loved fishing and canoeing. Richard was also an avid chess player.

Memorials may be made to Sacred Heart Cathedral.

Richard is survived by his family at Sacred Heart, along with four nieces and one nephew. His parents and brother, Donald Weis, preceded him in death.

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