Brent W. VanDeWostine, 60, of Henderson, Ill., formerly of Woodhull, died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at St. Mary Medical Center in Galesburg. Cremation has been accorded, and visitation is from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, at Peterson-Wallin-Knox Funeral Home in Woodhull.Private burial will be at a later date. Memorials may be left to the American Heart Association, and online condolences can be made at www.petersonwallinknox.com. He was born Oct. 23, 1952, in Morrison, to Marvin and Zola Redell VanDeWostine. He graduated from AlWood High School in 1970. Brent was employed as a union carpenter for many years before becoming self-employed.He assisted his sister, Marvelyn, in the operation of her businesses, including "Audi's" in Galesburg. Brent was full of life and could fix almost anything.He especially enjoyed helping others. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and for many years played AAA softball. Survivors include the love of his life, Sandra Hensley, of Henderson; his mother, Zola VanDeWostine, of Galesburg; one daughter, Kaylyn VanDeWostine, of Oklahoma; one son, Dustyn VanDeWostine, of Galesburg; six grandchildren; three sisters, Brenda (Harold) Vest, of Rio, Marvelyn (Tom Anderson) VanDeWostine, of Galesburg, and Lynnette (Paul Simpson) VanDeWostine, of Hollister, Mo.; a brother, Bryan (Michol) VanDeWostine, of Lynn Center; and several nieces and nephews. His father preceded him in death.
Today is Sunday, May 19, the 139th day of 2013. There are 226 days left in the year. 1863 -- 150 years ago: The Rt. Rev. Harry I. Witherspoon, D.D. Bishop of Illinois, willpreach in Trinity (Episcopal) Church, in this city this evening. 1888 -- 125 years ago: At 1 o'clock yesterday afternoon the Mississippi River flooded itsbanks at Rock Island, destroying the warehouse of the Rock Island Lumber companyand damaging the Lumber Company and arsenal power plant. Total loss isestimated at $100.000. 1913 -- 100 years ago: Residents of South Rock Island township are circulating a petitionfavoring the annexation of that area to the city of Rock Island. 1938 -- 75 years ago: Mrs. Thomas Ackles, of Rock Island, has been elected president ofthe Playcrafters for the next season. She succeeds Warren Leonard. 1963 -- 50 years ago: Some 8,000 people filed through the gates of Rock Island Arsenal on Saturday to view a display of a part of the nation's armed strength. The occasion was theannual observance of Armed Forces Day. 1988 -- 25 years ago: Willis Kuschmann, of Moline, who already has won his laurels as oneof the most artistic men in the Quad-Cities area, has a new hobby. He is deeply involvedin miniature railroading. At the age of 88, when many other seniors are dozing in theirchairs or sitting before the television, Mr. Kuschmann is planning and working on hiscollection.