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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1864 — 150 years ago: A fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business.
1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments.
1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace.
1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually.
1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area.
1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.

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