A Piece of Quad Cities History Sold
A business that has brought help and comfort to many in the QCA has been sold.
Working in the building that B100 (and our sister stations 97X, KIIK 104.9, ESPN and KBOB) calls home, has been nothing shy of an eye-opening experience. From the people I work with to the supposed ghosts that live here (we all have our stories), there is one thing that I am reminded of daily. The history of this building.
Back in it's day, it was one of the leading mortuary's of it's time. October 1929 was the date this building was completed and known as Hill and Fredericks Mortuary. It was also during the time of the Great Depression and was the last building to be constructed for awhile in the Quad Cities.
It was eventually purchased by the Weerts family and became Weerts Funeral Home. The Weerts' served Quad Cities area for over 100 years, with the last sale to Dave Deuth, according to QCTimes.com.
Stepping away from the successful businesses he helped grow and create was no easy decision, Deuth said in a news release. He was diagnosed with cancer in 2016 and will undergo a stem cell transplant treatment."
Weerts, now on Jersey Ridge Road in Davenport, is being sold to Service Corp.International. They will also acquire Riverbend Cremation and Quad-Cities Pet Cremation in Bettendorf, and will continue providing the same services to the QC area.
Dave played a key role in making sure I knew the history of this mortuary-turned-radio-stations when I did an overnight, paranormal investigation with R.I.P. (Rock Island Paranormal) and WQAD in October 2015. I wish Dave all the best in his treatment and recovery and thank him for the richness and kindness he has brought to Quad Cities families.
Enjoy a historical look at the former mortuary where B100 is now.