Christopher R. "Rudy" Wegener, 63, of Walcott, Iowa, died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012. A mass is at 1 p.m. Wednesday at St. Andrews Catholic Church, Blue Grass. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4-8 p.m. at Runge. Online condolences may be left at www.rungemortuary.com. Chris was born March 17, 1949. He married Pamela Hare in 1979. Survivors include his wife; son, Luke (Lyndsey); father, Nyle; brother, Cary Wegener; sisters, Connie (Larry) Ewers, Candy (Ron) Harlan; Corrine (Kevin) Flenker and Cindy (Mike) Ewers.
Today is Thursday, Dec. 12, the 346th day of 2013. There are 19 days left in the year. 1863 -- 150 years ago: Two boys who haul coal from Coal Valley to Davenport were arrested yesterday for running their teams through the city street at a furious rate. 1888 -- 125 years ago: E.H. Barker dislocated his left wrist and suffered a compound fracture of the right wrist when he fell from the roof of his icehouse. 1913 -- 100 years ago: Lou Harris was elected county superintendent of schools to fill the unexpired term of the late S.J. Ferguson. 1938 -- 75 years ago: The U.S. Supreme Court ruled today that a state must give equality in educational privileges to white and Negro law students. 1963 -- 50 years ago: About 300 employees of the Augustana Book Concern, staff members of the Board of Publication of the Lutheran Church in America, as well as friends of the community and out-of-town guests honored Dr. Birger Swenson at the annual Christmas dinner of the Augustana Book Concern last night in Westerlin Hall on the Augustana College campus. 1988 -- 25 years ago: The Christmas shopping season began early this year and continues to bring out shoppers in record numbers, according to Quad-Cities retailers interviewed today.