Funerals, Dec. 7, 2012


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Posted Online: Dec. 06, 2012, 5:09 pm
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Atwood, Michael T., 62, Rock Island; 10 a.m., Wheelan-Pressly, RockIsland.
Behm, Phyllis, Davenport; 10 a.m., Runge, Davenport.
Espe, Dorothy Delores, 92, Davenport, formerly of Austin, Minn.; 11 a.m., Worlein, Austin.
Farr, Donna M., 69, Moline; 11 a.m., Esterdahl, Moline.
Gesell, Mildred "Millie," 88, Bettendorf; 10:30 a.m. St. Paul Lutheran, Davenport.
Mlekush, Shirley A. Newberry, 77, Rock Island; 2 p.m., Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.
Pauley, Mary Lou, 85, Milan; 11:30 a.m., Rock Island National Cemetery, Arsenal Island.
Victoria Villegas, Agustin, 57, Moline; 10 a.m., DeRoo, Moline.
Wallen, Stuvie C., 94, East Moline; 10:30 a.m., All Saints Episcopal, Moline.
Winegard, Alfred Daniel, 86, Muscatine; 11 a.m., Providence Baptist, Illinois City.
Wolf, Barbara J., Kewanee; 11:30 a.m., First Baptist, Kewanee.



















 



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  Today is Thursday, Oct. 2, the 275th day of 2014. There are 90 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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