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 Monday, Dec. 9, the 343rd day of 2013. There are 22 days left in the year. 1863 — 150 years ago: All last week were favored with the most delightful Indian summer weather. The mercury ranged from 40 to 65 degrees and the ice is entirely gone out of the river. 1888 — 125 years ago: W.D. Reimers was given charge of the Weyerhaeuser-Denkmann mill in Davenport. 1913 — 100 years ago: Eight hundred or more tons of earth in six landslides, covered 38th Street for a distance of 200 feet near 7th Avenue and destroyed much property. 1938 — 75 years ago: Patrolman Joseph H. Schnelder, of Moline, has been awarded four medals for proficiency in marksmanship. He is the crack pistol shot of the Rock Island district. 1963 — 50 years ago: For the 83rd year, George Frederic Handel's "Messiah" was performed at Augustana College ushering in the spiritual aspect of the Christmas season. 1988 — 25 years ago: A water main break Thursday night, the fourth this week, affected 35 homes near the 2200 block of 39th Street, Rock Island, city officials said today.