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 Tuesday, July 29, the 210th day of 2014. There are 155 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men. 1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78. 1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.