Deaths, Dec. 1, 2012

Originally Posted Online: Nov. 30, 2012, 5:18 pm
Last Updated: Nov. 30, 2012, 5:32 pm
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Craig, Vineta Irene, 83, Davenport; Runge, Davenport.
Dennis, Don R., 83, Erie; Gibson-Bode, Erie.
DeKwae, Rene "Roger," 90, Durant; Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.
Engstrom, Evelyn, 95, Coal Valley; Trimble, Coal Valley.
Foreman, Floyd L. "Speed," 97, Riverside, Calif., formerly of the Quad Cities; Sierra Memorial, Riverside.
Sass, Dorothy E., 86, Davenport; Runge, Davenport.
Sieben, Lois V., 96, Geneseo; Stackhouse-Moore, Geneseo.
Sissel, Brandon E., 18, Davenport; Runge, Davenport.
Smith, Jack Hubbard, 85, Silvis; Esterdahl, Moline.
Vinzant, Margaret, 97, formerly East Moline; Trimble, Moline.


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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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