Services in celebration of the life of Walter David “Dave” Maehr, 87, of Bettendorf, will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, March 8 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Davenport, where his family will greet friends from 9 am until time of service on Friday. Burial will be in the National Cemetery, Rock Island, where military honors will be provided by American Legion Post #26, Davenport. The Weerts Funeral Home, Davenport, is assisting his family with arrangements.
Mr. Maehr died Friday, March 1, 2013, at the Fountains in Bettendorf.
Walter Maehr was born July 8, 1925, in Davenport, the son of Walter P. and Phyllis G. Maehr. He graduated from the Iowa State University, Ames, in 1950, with a bachelor’s of science degree in industrial economics. He married Jane S. Nyman on Sept. 12, 1948, in Ames. She died March 4, 2006.
During Workd War II, he served with the U.S. Army from 1943-1946.
He was employed at Bawden Printing from 1950 until his retirement in 1988, as an accountant and then as vice president of human relations.
He was a member of the church, Jaycees, Kiwanis, Miss Iowa Board, 7th Judicial District Board of Directors-Correctional Services, Rock Island Arsenal Historical Society, Iowa State University Alumni Assn.; Sigma Nu Fraternity of Iowa State, Cyclone Club of the QC, an Ambassador for the Quad Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau, and served as a volunteer at the Rock Island Arsenal Museum, the BIX, Ride the River and other River Action activities.
His hobbies were attending his grandchildren’s activities, walking his three beagles, volunteer work and in his earlier years he enjoyed skiing, fishing and hunting.
Memorials may be made to the church, the Scott County Humane Society or Genesis Hospice.
Survivors include a daughter, Leslie (Kevin) McAreavy, Madison, Ala.; grandchildren, Megan (Sam) Ferrise, and Jeffrey (fiancée Sarah Hopson) Lawson; and step-grandchildren, Jacob McAreavy, and Megan (Patrick) Donnelly.