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: 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.