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 Thursday, April 24, the 114th day of 2014. There are 251 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.

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