Bernadine Schloemer


Bernadine M. “Bernie” Schloemer, 92, a resident of Davenport, died peacefully, in her home, Wednesday. April 3, 2013.

Funeral services and a Mass of Christian Burial for Bernie will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, April 6, 2013, at Holy Family Catholic Church, 1923 N. Fillmore Street, Davenport.  Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Davenport.  The family will greet friends Friday from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Halligan – McCabe – DeVries Funeral Home, 614 Main Street, downtown Davenport.  There will be a prayer service offered at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home that all are encouraged to attend.

Bernadine Marie Weiman, was born, March 13, 1921 in Davenport, a daughter of Herman and Marie (Welling) Weiman.  Bernie graduated from the Immaculate Conception Academy.   She was united in marriage to Joseph R. Schloemer on April 29, 1944, in Davenport.  They were blessed with nearly 69 years of marriage.

Bernie was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend.  She cherished raising her family, and witnessed them raising their own families.


She was a member of Holy Family Church, where she had served as a one of the first female Eucharistic ministers, and was a member of the Altar and Rosary Society, and volunteered for the Fall Bizarre. In earlier years Bernie assisted the Holy Family and Assumption High School Home and School Associations.  Bernie cherished her moments with the ICA Club ladies; as well as embroidering, reading and praying the rosary.

Memorials can be made to Holy Family Parish,  Assumption High School, or Café on  Vine.

Those left to honor her memory include her devoted and loving husband, Joe, and children and their spouses, Ed and Eileen (Koestner) Schloemer, Bettendorf; Mart and Adele (Muzzio) Schloemer, Sierra Vista, Arizona; Rick Schloemer and Kathy Sivill, Rapids City, Illinois; Jim and Colleen (McKee) Schloemer, LeClaire, Iowa; Sue Schloemer, Davenport; and a daughter-in-law, Lynn (Hamann) Schloemer, Bettendorf .  Nine beloved grandchildren, seven great grandchildren; a sister, Marie (Herb) Laake, Davenport; a brother, Bill (Barbara) Weiman,  Davenport; and sisters-in-law, Bonnie Weiman, Bettendorf, and Marilyn Weiman Roussell, Davenport; and numerous loving nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, Joseph, John, and Anthony,  and a son, Lawrence “Larry” Schloemer.  May they rest in peace.

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

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