Funerals today, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012

Posted Online: Nov. 27, 2012, 6:27 pm
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Aldeman, Ronald K., 72, Rock Island; 11 a.m., Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.
Carlson, Richard E., 86, Moline, formerly Orion; 11:30 a.m., Kirk, Huggins & Esterdahl, Orion.
Day, Marjorie, 87, Davenport; 10:30 a.m., Koning Chapel, Ridgecrest Village, Davenport.
Kump, Anna Mae, 80, Rock Island; 10 a.m., St. Ambrose Catholic, Milan.
Meyers, Gordon DeLay, 97, Clinton, Iowa, formerly Davenport; 1 p.m., Weerts, Davenport.
Spears, Dorothy R., 44, Rock Island; 12:30 p.m., New Journey, Moline.
Weets, Sharon Marston, 58, Wilton, Iowa; 10 a.m., Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis, Muscatine.
Wegener, Christopher R. "Rudy," 63, Walcott; 1 p.m., St. Andrew's Catholic, Blue Grass.
Welch, Mary Ellen "Marie," 89, East Moline, formerly Davenport; 10 a.m., Runge, Davenport.


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  Today is Saturday, Aug. 23, the 235th day of 2014. There are 130 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Telegraph reports state that, about 6 o'clock on the evening of the 20th, Quantrill, with about 800 of his thieves and robbers, surrounded Lawrence, Kan., and burned it to the ground.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Newton Beer's production of "Lost in London," which had a successful run for three seasons, was presented at Harper's Theater.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army commanded by Fran Duke Albrecht of Wurtemburg defeated the French army at Neufchmtenu.
1939 -- 75 years ago: John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline is starting a four-story, $104,000 addition to the combine assembly building.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Short Hills Country Club held onto its lead yesterday despite a rally by host Davenport Country Club and claimed the team title in the Sunshine Cup golf series.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad-Citians can look forward to more excitement and fun at this year's Rock Island Labor Day parade at 9:30 a.m. Sept 4, say organizers. This years theme is "Celebrate Rock Island."

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