Services for Robert B. Case, 82, Davenport, are noon Saturday at Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport, with visiation 10 a.m. to services. Burial is at Davenport Memorial Park. He was born Feb. 13, 1930, in Davenport, to Louis and Hazel Case. He married Carol Jacobs July 3, 1953, in Grand Mound, Iowa. She preceded him in death in 2006. Survivors include his children, Kevin, Shelley McGuire, Beth Ruggeberg, Cathy Tanney, Patty Vaughn, Suzy Card, Laura Holt, Cedar Rapids, David; 23 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren.
Today is Friday, March 7, the 66th day of 2014. There are 299 days left in the year. 1864 -- 150 years ago: The ferry boat came up to her dock yesterday and was punching away at the ice, which is crowded up against the Iowa shore. 1889 -- 125 years ago: J.C. Bromley, of Rock Island, has received a patent on a steam activated valve. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Major. C.W. Hawes, head clerk of the Modern Woodmen of America, was honored by department chiefs on his 73rd birthday 1939 -- 75 years ago: Mayor Robert Galbraith declared that 75 percent of the people here have talked to "favor construction of Rock Island's new city hall in Spencer Square." 1964 -- 50 years ago: C.H. Langman & Sons, Rock Island, has been awarded the general contract for partial rehabilitation and modernization of the main building at the East Moline State Hospital. The Langman firm bid $424,839. 1989 -- 25 years ago: The cost of living in the Quad-Cities is 6.8 percent less than the average of 260 metropolitan areas.