Mary "Bib" Berglund, 89, died on Dec. 17, 2012, in Parker, Colo. Perher request, there will be no visitation and cremation rites will beaccorded.Burial will be in Hamlet Cemetery at a later date. Memorials maybe made to the VFW Auxiliary Post 1571 in Aledo. Mary "Bib" was born Jan. 11, 1923, in Hamlet, PerrytonTownship, Ill., the daughter of O.H. and Mabelle Whisman Lee. Shegraduated from Aledo High School and married Robert Berglund inAledo. Mary was a life member of the VFW Auxiliary Post 1571 and a50-year member of the Order of Eastern Star, Chapter 126. She was amember of the College Avenue Presbyterian Church. She enjoyed beingwith family and friends and was an avid sports fan. She is survivedby her husband of 57 years, Robert L. Berglund; her brother, CharlesLee; her daughter, Sandra Kay Winter; her son, Jeffrey Lee Berglund; grandchildren, Felica Graham, Chad Berglund and ElizabethBerglund-Schuster; great-grandchildren, Taelynn, Jason and Austin.She is preceded in death by her parents, Otis Hoyt Lee and MabelleWhisman Lee; and two brothers, Otis H. Lee, Jr. and William E. Lee.
Today is Friday, May 24, the 144th day of 2013. There are 221 days left in the year. 1863 -- 150 years ago: A military escort will be at the square at 9 a.m. tomorrow forthe funeral of Lieut. Joseph Eaton. The county judge is absent in Chicago, which willaccount for his not being in the procession. 1888 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island's City Council last night appropriated $95,000 forexpenses for the 1888 and 1889 fiscal year. 1913 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. F.W. Reimers last night was re-elected president of the RockIsland Musical Club at a meeting in the New Harper Hotel. 1938 -- 75 years ago: Seven members of Boy Scout Troop 21 got their Eagle badges lastnight. They were Ralph Hurt, Robert Nelson, Howard Schersten, Cecil Nelson, RobertFryxell, Clarence Stone and Rollin Hurt. 1963 -- 50 years ago: Mayor Morris Muhleman has resorted to a form letter in an effort toanswer objections to the wheel tax increase. "It was my hope that I could, in some way,restore the faith of the citizens in our city. In order to do this I knew I must face the factthat I would become very unpopular."All they are trying to do is protect the citizensproperty and build their town. 1988 -- 25 years ago: RICCA, the Rock Island County Council on Addictions, inconjunction with the Quad City Downs, will hold its annual "Night at the Races" June 2.The benefit "Night at the Races" will raise funds locally to assist in maintaining the twohalfway houses, New Hope Lodge (for women) and Beacon House (for men).