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.
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.