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 Friday, April 25, the 115th day of 2014. There are 250 days left in the year.
1864 — 150 years ago: Never in the history of Rock Island was there such a demand for houses as at present. Our city is suffering for the want of suitable tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The choir of Central Presbyterian Church presented a ladies concert under the direction of S.T. Bowlby.
1914 — 100 years ago: Miss Rosella Benson was elected president of the Standard Bearers of Spencer Memorial Methodist Church.
1939 — 75 years ago: Mrs. Nell Clapper was elected president of the Rock Island Business and Professional Women's Club.
1964 — 50 years ago: Gerald Hickman, of Seattle, Wash, will move his family to Rock Island to assume the position of produce buyer for the Eagle Food Center chain of food stores. This announcement was made today by Bernard Weindruch, president of Eagles.
1989 — 25 years ago: Care & Share, formed in 1984 to provide food to jobless and needy Quad-Citians, will disband because the major part of a crisis created by plant closings is over. Food for the needy is still necessary. So groups separately will continue to raise money and collect food.