Warren D. Secoy Jr., 76, of Coal Valley, died unexpectedly Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, at his home in Apache Junction, Ariz. Services are 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Coal Valley, with the Rev. Robert E. Hagen officiating. Visitation is 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday at Trimble Funeral and Cremation Center, Coal Valley. Burial is in Coal Valley Cemetery. Memorials may be made to a favorite charity. Warren Debs Secoy Jr. was born Feb. 12, 1936, in Davenport, the son of Warren Debs Sr. and Edna Minnie Riepe Secoy. He married Janet Dunkin, with whom he had four children. He later married Kathleen Clary in Coal Valley. Warren worked as an electrician for Ralston-Purina in Davenport. He loved traveling with his wife to various places and spending their winters in Arizona, where he acquired many new and dear friends; having gatherings with family that always included lots of laughter and stories; and visiting with the guys around Coal Valley. He also enjoyed woodworking and crafts that he shared with his family and friends. Warren is survived by his wife, Kathleen Clary-Secoy, of Coal Valley; sons and daughters-in-law, Warren III and Carol Secoy, of Davenport, Randall and Sue Secoy, of Milan, and James and Carla Secoy, of Davenport; a daughter and son-in-law, Dodd and Deb Brus, of Stockton, Iowa; stepchildren and their spouses, Michael and Jennifer Clary, of Milan, and LuAnn and Sid Matlick, of Coal Valley; 11 grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; five stepgreat-grandchildren; and a half-sister, Linda Lamboy. He was preceded in death by a brother, George Secoy; and a half-sister, Becky Lamboy. The family invites you to share stories and condolences and light a candle in Warren's memory at www.TrimbleFuneralHomes.com.
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1864 -- 150 years ago: We hear that Col. Reynolds has employed C.D. Merrill to drill for water to supply the Rock Island Barracks. 1889 -- 125 years ago: Billy Catton, famous billard player, returned to Rock Island with a view to making this city his home in the future. 1914 -- 100 years ago: The belief is growing that a great decisive battle of the World War was being fought at Verdun, a strong fortress of France on the Meuse near the French frontier, according to a London dispatch. 1939 -- 75 years ago: William Stremmel, 91, Rock Island's last Civil War veteran, died. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Workmen of the Midwest Wrecking Co., Clinton, have begun razing the historic old office building of Deere & Co., 1325 3rd Ave., Moline. The site will be used by the Deere Plow Works for its shipping and receiving department. 1989 -- 25 years ago: East Moline developer Jim Massa says the financial package for the proposed $34.5 million Quad City International Motor Speedway is down to making sure "all the i's are dotted and t's are crossed. Finalizing this will give the green light to see if NASCAR and CART, the auto racing sanctioning bodies, approve race dates.