Wheelan Funeral Home has been serving Quad City families since 1889. That was the year Charles R. Wheelan, a Rock Island native, founded the funeral home, originally located at 322 – 20th Street under the name C.R. Wheelan.
Growing business caused C.R. Wheelan to move three times before finding its current location at 520 – 18th Street in 1920. The building was originally a family residence and has had many expansions and upgrades over the years to allow the Wheelan Funeral Home to keep up with the needs of the families they serve.
In 2007 we opened our new location at 3030-7th,
Avenue Rock Island. In 2009 we purchased the former Family Funeral Home at 801 W. Edgington Street Reynolds.
|C.R. Wheelan Funeral Home Circa 1920
Ownership of the funeral home changed hands in 1928 with
the death of Charles R. Wheelan. His son, Charles W. Wheelan, became
the president working along side his brother William J. Wheelan.
This was also the year the funeral home changed its name to Wheelan
Funeral Home, Inc.
Charles W. Wheelan eventually passed the title of president
to William K. Wheelan. The firm prospered under the leadership
of William K., and his cousins and partners, C. Richard Wheelan
and Robert W. Wheelan. William K. Wheelan retired in 1988 leaving
the firm in the hands of Robert W. Wheelan. It was also this
year that the current owner and president, Steven D. Pressly
became a partner in the firm, becoming the owner after Robert’s
retirement in 1998.
Although Steven is not a member of the Wheelan family, he has
kept the high level of service Wheelan Funeral Home has always
been known for. In fact, to better serve Quad City families,
the Wheelan Funeral Home expanded in January of 2002, adding
a new location in Milan.
Wheelan Funeral Home, Rock Island
Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Milan