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 Wednesday, May 22, the 142nd day of 2013. There are 223 days left in the year. 1863 -- 150 years ago: Large quantities of ice from LaCrosse and Lake Pepin are beingshipped on ice boats, towed by steamers to St. Louis and points below. 1888 -- 125 years ago: With the Mississippi River at 18 feet above the low water stage,Rock Island is waging a valiant fight to keep the river from flooding the entire city. 1913 -- 100 years ago: Approval has been given by the city commission for paving 45thStreet between 7th and 11th Avenues. 1938 -- 75 years ago: Herndon Wright, of East Moline, has won the discus-throw title, by aheave of more than 140 feet, to set a new high school record at Champaign. 1963 -- 50 years ago: With the Selective Service Law recently extended by Congress forfour more years, Mrs. Hazel Doris reminded young men that they must register withinfive days after attaining their 18th birthday. 1988 -- 25 years ago: Over 500 Quad-Cities area retired volunteers were honoredrecently for their community services at a Retired Senior Volunteer Program luncheonat Palmer Auditorium in Davenport. Guest speaker, William Moffitt, director of productengineering of Deere & Co., spoke about leadership and stressed the importance ofcommunity volunteers.