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 Thursday, Dec. 12, the 346th day of 2013. There are 19 days left in the year. 1863 -- 150 years ago: Two boys who haul coal from Coal Valley to Davenport were arrested yesterday for running their teams through the city street at a furious rate. 1888 -- 125 years ago: E.H. Barker dislocated his left wrist and suffered a compound fracture of the right wrist when he fell from the roof of his icehouse. 1913 -- 100 years ago: Lou Harris was elected county superintendent of schools to fill the unexpired term of the late S.J. Ferguson. 1938 -- 75 years ago: The U.S. Supreme Court ruled today that a state must give equality in educational privileges to white and Negro law students. 1963 -- 50 years ago: About 300 employees of the Augustana Book Concern, staff members of the Board of Publication of the Lutheran Church in America, as well as friends of the community and out-of-town guests honored Dr. Birger Swenson at the annual Christmas dinner of the Augustana Book Concern last night in Westerlin Hall on the Augustana College campus. 1988 -- 25 years ago: The Christmas shopping season began early this year and continues to bring out shoppers in record numbers, according to Quad-Cities retailers interviewed today.