Obituary: Eugene Wuestenberg


Eugene F. Wuestenberg, 86, of Eldridge, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, at home.  Visitation was held on Sunday, Sept. 13, between 4-7 p.m. at the Runge Mortuary. Funeral Services were held on Monday, Sept. 14, at 10 a.m. at the Runge Mortuary. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Donahue Volunteer Fire Department or the Eldridge Volunteer Fire Department. Online tributes and condolences may be made at

Eugene was born on Aug. 23, 1934, in Davenport. Eugene graduated from Davenport High School in 1952 and went on to serve two years in the Army, stationed in Germany (1956-1958).

Eugene married the love of his life, Darlene Otto, on March 11, 1961. He enjoyed going to his grandchildren’s activities and playing cards. Eugene’s memberships include Donahue Lions Club, AARP, Plus 60 Club, CASI, and Farm Bureau. 

Eugene was co-owner of P & W Implement for 40 years. Over the years, Eugene had served as president and secretary of the Donahue Sportsmen Club, served as mayor of Donahue for a number of years, and volunteered on the Donahue Fire Department for 50 years.

Eugene is survived by his wife of 59 years, Darlene Wuestenberg; daughter, Wendy (Dan) Tinkler; son, Wendell (Niki) Wuestenberg; grandchildren, Danielle (Trevis) Hermsen, Jeremy (Bailey) Tinkler, Mitchel Wuestenberg, and Bailey Wuestenberg; three great-grandchildren, Myla Hermsen, Lane Hermsen, and Oliver Tinkler. 


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