Funerals today, Monday, Dec. 31, 2012

Posted Online: Dec. 30, 2012, 8:51 pm
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Burkle, Joyce D., 85, Altoona, Iowa, formerly Milan; 10 a.m., Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.
Castaneda, E. Elaine, 75, Carbon Cliff; 2 p.m., Green Rock Free Will Baptist, Colona.
Endres, William A. "Bill," 87, Port Charlotte, Fla., formerly the Illinois Quad-Cities; 2 p.m., Wheelan-Pressly, Milan.
Fortin, Alonzo P. Jr., 80, Moline; 10 a.m., Trimble, Moline.
Fredrickson, Conrad S., 71, Colona; 10 a.m., St. Patrick's Catholic, Colona.
Greer, Betty Jane, 89, Moline; 10 a.m., Christ Anglican, Moline.
Mehmert, Joy E., 103, Davenport, formerly Ft. Madison, Iowa; noon, Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.
Sotelo, Anthony L., 75, Woodhull; 11 a.m., National Cemetery, Arsenal Island.
Ulman, Marjorie, 87, Rock Island; 11 a.m., Rose Lawn Estates, Moline.
Van Wassenhove, Allie "Boots," 81, Moline; 10 a.m., Van Hoe, East Moline.
Wynn, Wayne E., 86, Milan; 10 a.m., Wheelan-Pressly, Milan.


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1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
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