The Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Home for Funeral and Cremation Services has served Muscatine and the surrounding communities for over 135 years. Wittich Brothers Undertaking and Furniture Store began in 1865 at 212 Cedar Street. The building size was doubled by George M. Wittich with the addition of 210 Cedar Street along with the name change to Geo. M. Wittich Funeral Home.
In 1936, Thomas F. Beveridge and Floyd Downey bought the funeral home with Mr. Beveridge acquiring sole ownership in 1945. The building and business was purchased by D. Stacy Lewis in 1978. Formal plans for moving the business to its present location of 2907 Mulberry Avenue began in May 1982 and in June 1983, the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Home for Funeral and Cremation Services was established at the new location. In early 1996, an addition was added and included the Community Room and the Life Transition Library.
Downstairs Lounge and Toy Room
This area provides a welcome break to collect your thoughts, or reminisce with others. There is always hot coffee and refreshments waiting for you. This area also provides a place for you to have some snacks to refresh you throughout the visitation hours.
Our toy room provides a place for young children to play during the visitation, so that parents can have time to spend with grown-ups and express their sympathy towards the family of the deceased.
Our Community Room provides a convenient setting for a time of food and fellowship following the funeral service. This room is provided at no additional charge so that those who may not belong to a church or organization may have a time to share memories of their loved one.
Located in the Bereavement Complex of the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home, this room also houses many of the support groups in our community.
Although our chapel is not intended to compete against the reverence and respect of the church, it has been tastefully designed as an option for those who do not wish a formal church setting. Conveniently located within the funeral home, it provides a dignified setting for family, friends and the community to gather together and pay tribute to the deceased.
Our visitation rooms have been tastefully decorated to ensure comfort and serenity at the time of a loss. Designed to be flexible in their use, our visitation rooms can accommodate everything from a traditional period of visitation - to a more contemporary memorial visitation - to a private family service.