Sharon Dahms

Sharon Dahms, 86, passed away on Sunday, February 4, 2024, at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House in Bettendorf, Iowa after an extended illness.

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., on Wednesday, February 7, 2024, at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. Pastor Don Timmerman will officiate. Burial will take place in Memorial Park Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Tim Hartman, Bill Zilske, Daryl Sywassink, Steve Rahlf, Jim Roberson, and Wendy Sywassink.


Visitation will be from 12:00 until 2:00 p.m., on Wednesday, February 7, 2024, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Sweetland Methodist Church. Online condolences may be made at

Sharon was born in Muscatine on May 24, 1937, the daughter of Bert and Fern Sharar Hartman. She graduated from Muscatine High School in 1955. Sharon married Dean Dahms on March 25, 1956. They were blessed with two children, Doug and Lori. They would have celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary on March 25, 2024.

As a lifelong resident of Muscatine, Sharon worked in the Muscatine School District office and later as a teacher’s aide. She was a homemaker and managed the farm for 15 years while Dean also drove truck. But most of all, Sharon was a devoted wife and mother. She was an active, longtime member of the Sweetland Methodist Church. Sharon enjoyed sewing and quilting, and she gifted family and friends with beautiful, intricate, machine embroidered, greeting cards. She was also an expert in jigsaw and crossword puzzles. Sharon enjoyed playing cards and liked country music.


Survivors include her husband, Dean Dahms; son, Doug Dahms and wife Sherry of Portland, Oregon; brother, Gary Hartman of Tennessee; granddaughter, Crystal Chamberlain and husband, Ryan, of Portland Oregon; two great granddaughters, Taylor and Reese Chamberlain; sister-in-law, Marlene Hartman of Davenport; and nieces and nephews.

Sharon is preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Lori; brother, Bert Jr.; and sister-in-law, Myrtie Hartman.