Virginia L. Weingartz, 87

Virginia L. Weingartz, 87, of Lowden, Iowa, formerly of Mequon and Rock Island, Ill., died Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010, at Mercy Hospital, Iowa City, Iowa.
A memorial service will held at 2 p.m. on Dec. 11, at Ozaukee Congregational Church, 1142 Lakefield Road, Grafton.

She was born July 13, 1923, in Kansas City, Mo., to Arthur Lawhorn and Ina Kuder Lawhorn. She married Richard H. Weingartz in Rock Island, Ill., on Jan. 22, 1944. He preceded her in death in 1993.

Virginia worked as an administrative assistant for John Deere in Moline, Ill., for many years, and worked with her husband at their family business, the Dikcon Co. of Rock Island, Ill.

Survivors include daughters, Kathy (Steve) Perry of Clarence, Iowa, and Karen (Tim) Nolan of Grafton; grandchildren, Tina (Matt)  Brennan of Lowden, Iowa, and Sam Nolan of Grafton;  sister-in-law, Virginia Lawhorn of Rock Island, Ill.; and a special caregiver, Charlie Tucker of Lowden, Iowa.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, as well as her brothers, O.J. and Lee Lawhorn; and one sister, Charlotte (Lawhorn) Anderson.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Bethany Home for Children and Families, 1830 6th Ave., Moline, IL 61265;  Iowa City Hospice, 1025 Wade St., Iowa City, IA 52240;  or to the Mercy Hospital Foundation Hospice Unit, 500 Market St., Iowa City, IA 52245.