Kathleen "Kip" Painter-Majeski, 56, of Silvis, died on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, at her home. Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Saturday at Van Hoe Funeral Home, East Moline. Burial will be at noon Saturday at Riverside Cemetery, Prophetstown. Visitation is from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established. Kathleen Painter was born on Jan. 21, 1956, in Moline, the daughter of Frank and Darleen DuPre Painter. She attended John Deere School, East Moline, St. Mary's School, East Moline, and graduated from United Township High School. She married Arnold Majeski on Sept. 15, 1979, and together they had a son, Adam. She had worked at Mallard Maintenance and did custodial work at the bank and nursing home in Prophetstown. Kip enjoyed drawing, crocheting, decorating and staying in touch with her friends and family. Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Adam and April Majeski, Montgomery, Texas; granddaughter, Autumn Sproull; her father, Frank, East Moline; sister, Therese James, East Moline; brother, Steven Painter, Havana, Ill.; nephew, Nathan; and nieces, Kristin, Megan and Katie; and her cat, Rosie. She was preceded in death by her mother. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.vanhoe.com.
Today is Wednesday, May 22, the 142nd day of 2013. There are 223 days left in the year. 1863 -- 150 years ago: Large quantities of ice from LaCrosse and Lake Pepin are beingshipped on ice boats, towed by steamers to St. Louis and points below. 1888 -- 125 years ago: With the Mississippi River at 18 feet above the low water stage,Rock Island is waging a valiant fight to keep the river from flooding the entire city. 1913 -- 100 years ago: Approval has been given by the city commission for paving 45thStreet between 7th and 11th Avenues. 1938 -- 75 years ago: Herndon Wright, of East Moline, has won the discus-throw title, by aheave of more than 140 feet, to set a new high school record at Champaign. 1963 -- 50 years ago: With the Selective Service Law recently extended by Congress forfour more years, Mrs. Hazel Doris reminded young men that they must register withinfive days after attaining their 18th birthday. 1988 -- 25 years ago: Over 500 Quad-Cities area retired volunteers were honoredrecently for their community services at a Retired Senior Volunteer Program luncheonat Palmer Auditorium in Davenport. Guest speaker, William Moffitt, director of productengineering of Deere & Co., spoke about leadership and stressed the importance ofcommunity volunteers.