Richard 'Ike' Malmstrom


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Posted Online: Jan. 04, 2013, 5:17 pm
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Richard "Ike" Malmstrom, of Inman, S.C., passed away on Dec. 25, 2012, leaving behind a wife, Maxine, seven children and 23 grandchildren, all who call him their hero and miss him tremendously. Also surviving him are five sisters and their families. He was 79.
His immediate family had a private ceremony. However, a memorial tribute is planned to be on his birthday, June 10 2013, in Tryon, N.C. For further information, call (864) 921-5036.
Ike was a graduate of United Township High School, served two years in the Army, worked for Rock Island Lines, drove trucks for Hatten Trucking, farmed six years in Wisconsin and later worked trucks with Malmstrom and Sharp evolving into Malmstrom Trucking out of Florida with his son, Alan.
He was so proud of his family.
His children are Valerie Edge, Plum City, Wis., Michael, deceased, Lea Bryan, Covington, La, Mitchell, Orlando, Fla., Alan, Piedmont, S.C., Laurie Cole, Campobello, S.C., Marty, Campobello, S.C., and Merry of Inman, S.C.; sisters, Pat Brandmeyer, Nancy Passini, Merry Noah, Joann Hubband and Rebecca Miner. Preceding him in death were his parents, Edwin and Ella; a brother, Dale; and two sisters, Judy Kassel and Beth Crack.












 




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1864 -- 150 years ago: The Chicago and Rock Island Railroad will carry all who wish to attend the Chicago convention for half fare — that is, full fare to Chicago and return free.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Hardy Hetter, for several years yardmaster in the Burlington Railroad yards in Rock Island and Moline, was transferred to Beardstown. He was succeeded here by J.E. Albrecht.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Corn was estimated at 50 percent of the normal crop in Rock Island County by Crop Correspondent Thomas Campbell.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Robert Carroll, 12-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Farr Carroll, of near Aledo, won the grand championship of the Mercer County baby beef show with "Fat Stuff."
1964 -- 50 years ago: About 250 persons attended the first in a series of horse shows at the Hillandale Stables off Knoxville Road near Milan on Saturday afternoon and evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Ground was broken this morning for the $4.5 million Rock Valley Business Park near Rock Valley Plaza, Rock Island. The first building is 17,000 square feet for offices and a warehouse and should be completed by Dec. 1.




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