William Baumgarten Bonnie Baumgarten

Posted Online: Feb. 09, 2013, 8:11 pm
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Graveside services for William Arnold "Bill," 77, and Bonnie Adele Baumgarten, 70, of Davenport, are 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, at Rock Island National Cemetery. To attend, meet at 9:30 a.m. at McGinnis-Chambers, Bettendorf. A celebration of life will be at a later date.
Bonnie died on July 9, 2012, at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf. William died on Feb. 7, 2013, at Genesis East, Davenport.
Bonnie was born on Sept. 25, 1941, to Harry and Peg Bailey. Bill was born on March 19, 1935, to William and Ilah Baumgarten. He married Connie Hesse in 1958; they divorced. Bill and Bonnie married on Sept. 16, 1980.
Surviving are their children, Susie Bratcher, Roxanne Gentry, Brian Laskowsky; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; Bonnie's sister, Marinell Britton.


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1864 — 150 years ago: A mad dog was shot in Davenport after biting several other canines and snapping at several children. The police should abate this nuisance — there are about 500 dogs in this city that ought to be killed at once.
1889 — 125 years ago: Track laying operations on 2nd Avenue, stopped by the Moline-Rock Island company last spring for lack of rail, have been resumed.
1914 — 100 years ago: Bulletins allowed to come through the strong continental censorship of all war news indicated that Germany was advancing with a dash against both Russia and France.
1939 — 75 years ago: Emil J Klein, of Rock Island, was elected commander of Rock Island Post 200, American Legion.
1964 — 50 years ago: Members of the Davenport police department and their families are being invited to the department's family picnic to be held Aug. 27 at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds.
1989 — 25 years ago: Beginning this fall, Black Hawk College will offer a continuing education course in horseback riding at the Wright Way Equestrian Center, Moline, located just east of the Deere Administration Center.

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