Our Staff


David A. Ven Huizen

David A. Ven Huizen

President, Owner, Funeral Director

A Moline native, David is humbled to be part of Van Hoe Funeral Home. David has served as a Funeral Director at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home and Crematory for more than three decades and owner since 2018. He is the Deputy Coroner for Rock Island County, Illinois.


Joseph Perez

Joseph Perez

Vice President, Owner, Funeral Director

After assisting with tasks around the Rock Island location of Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home and Crematory as a teen, Joe was inspired to study business and mortuary science. He served as a funeral director in a Rockford, Illinois, funeral home before being invited back to Wheelan-Pressly, where he later became an owner.



Dan Van Hoe

Dan Van Hoe

Funeral Director

Dan is one of the former owners and a licensed funeral Director/Embalmer. He has been associated with Van Hoe Funeral Home since high school age. He graduated from Alleman High School - Rock Island class of 1982. He attended Black Hawk College and later graduated from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, class of 1984 with a degree in Mortuary Science. He enjoys smelting aluminum and spending time with his family. He is a die-hard Cubs fan. Dan is a member of St. Anne's Parish in East Moline, and the East Moline Exchange Club.

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Mike Van Hoe

Mike Van Hoe

Funeral Director


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Chase Stone

Chase Stone

Funeral Director/Embalmer

Chase joined our staff in June of 2016, as a funeral home assistant. He graduated from Alleman High School, class of 2012. He Graduated from Carl Sandburg College with his Associates Degree in Funeral Sciences, class of 2017. He has over 9 years of funeral service experience. Chase enjoys waterfowl hunting, auto mechanics, and spending time with family and friends. He is a Ducks Unlimited member.

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Avanlee Kreider

Avanlee Kreider

Funeral Director/Embalmer

Avanlee joined the Van Hoe team January 2021 as our newest funeral director. She graduated from Rockridge High School and went on to serve in the United States Air Force as an Aerospace Physiologist for 4 years. She then moved back home, graduated from Carl Sandburg College with an Associates degree in Mortuary Science in 2016, and decided to further her education by earning her Bachelors degree in Biology from St. Ambrose University. She has over 6 years of funeral director experience. Avanlee enjoys spending time with her daughter, watercoloring, and being outside tending to her horses.

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Margie Bleuer

Margie Bleuer

Administrative Assistant

Born in Chicago and raised in the Quad Cities, Margie joined the Van Hoe family in 1996. Prior to that, she worked for the Continuing Education Dept at Palmer College of Chiropractic, Davenport, The House of Prayer Spirituality Center Rock Island, and the Prayer and Spirituality Center, Davenport. Margie graduated from Alleman High School - Rock Island, class of 1967. She attended Scott Community College. She has four grown children and eight grandchildren. In her spare time Margie enjoys spending time with friends and family, trips to Washington Island, DOOR COUNTY, WI and is a collector of Sheep and Lamb statues. Margie is an Affiliate with the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration in LaCrosse, WI. She is an active member of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Davenport.

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Andrea Willaert

Andrea Willaert

Administrative Assistant

Andrea joined the Van Hoe family in 2006. Prior to that she was a staff member at St. Paul the Apostle Church in Davenport, IA. She holds a Master's Degree in Pastoral Studies from St. Ambrose University in Davenport, IA, and is certified in Spiritual Direction through the Prayer & Spirituality Center. Andrea is married and has three grown children.

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Sharon Anderson

Sharon Anderson

Preneed Counselor

Sharon is our Pre-Need counselor. Prior to joining us in 2008, she was the Rock Island County Coroner for 20 years, from 1988-2008. She graduated from University of Illinois, College of Nursing.

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Manuel Bustos

Manuel Bustos

Funeral Assistant

Manny joined the Van Hoe family in January of 2008.


Charlie Cervantes

Charlie Cervantes

Greeter

Charlie joined our staff in September of 2014. He retired from the Rock Island Arsenal after 35 years, with his final seven years working as a protocol officer for the U.S. Army Garrison. Charlie graduated from United Township High School in 1977 and later graduated from Black Hawk College and attended Western Illinois University. He currently resides in Silvis, and is married to Sara. They have a son, two daughters, and seven grandchildren, with 1 on the way. Charlie enjoys staying physically active through various sports. He is a avid Chicago Cubs and Bears fan. He is a member of St. Anne's Parish in East Moline.


John Welling

John Welling

Greeter

John joined our staff in February of 2014.


Donny Dobbelare

Donny Dobbelare

Greeter

Don joined the funeral home in 2013. He and his wife Donna have been married for 52 years and reside in Moline. He retired from John Deere Harvester Works in 1992, and is a member of Christ the King Catholic Church in Moline. He is a member of the Knights of Columbus Leo Council #716 in East Moline. He also enjoys driving dealer trade cars.


Craig Knobloch

Funeral Assistant



Gary Wright

Funeral Assistant



Jody Nagel

Funeral Assistant



Donna Knickrehm

Office Manager



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