Funerals, Jan. 28. 2013

Posted Online: Jan. 27, 2013, 7:38 pm
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Anderson, John T. "Jack," 86, Moline, formerly Rock Island; 10:30 a.m., First Lutheran, Rock Island.
Bolet, Guillermo A., 96, Davenport; 1 p.m., Weerts, Davenport.
Christensen, Rita L., 85, Ottawa, Ill.; 10:30 a.m., St. Patrick's, Ottawa.
Edmunds, Ralph, 88, Silvis; 10 a.m., Esterdahl, Moline.
Emery, Jon, 72, Davenport; 10 a.m., Weerts, Davenport.
Gravert, Dorothy I., 93, Davenport; 10 a.m., Immanuel Lutheran, Davenport.
Hayes, Modesta Arguello, 94, Bettendorf; 11:30 a.m., Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic, Bettendorf.
Logas, Rita J., 70, Davenport; 10:30 a.m., St. Paul the Apostle Catholic, Davenport.
Martel, Reuben, 52, East Moline; 10:30 a.m., Silvis Heights Baptist.
Meyer, Shellye Jean Arntzen, 51, Bettendorf; 11 a.m., Bettendorf Christian.
Relander, Emma Lee, 84, Aledo; 10 a.m., Speer, Aledo.
Robinson, Ila M., 79, Viola; 10 a.m., Calvary Lutheran, New Windsor.
Schaver, Vivian Marie, 85, Geneseo, formerly Erie; 10:30 a.m., Erie United Methodist.
Sharar, Donald, 91, Silvis, formerly of Moline; 11 a.m., Trimble, Moline.
Shearer, Helen M., 97, Moline; 1 p.m., Esterdahl, Moline.
Verkler, Patricia L., 58, Walcott; 10 a.m., St. Anthony Catholic, Davenport.


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1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.

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