Funerals today, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013

Posted Online: Feb. 13, 2013, 6:51 pm
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Day, C. Howard, 86, Rock Island, formerly Milan; 11 a.m., Wheelan-Pressly, Milan.
Freed, Dennis M., 73, Rock Island; 10 a.m., St. Pius X Catholic, Rock Island.
Kleinau, Evelyn M., 92, Geneseo; 11 a.m., Malachy Catholic, Geneseo.
Rasmussen, Gloria S., 89, Davenport; 3 p.m., St. John's United Methodist, Davenport.
Schneckloth, Ione K., 94, Eldridge; 10:30 a.m., Faith Lutheran, Eldridge.
Stabler, Donald Jesse, 82, Neponset; 10 a.m., Schueneman-Tumbleson, Kewanee.
Tolson, Myrtle, 94, Moline; 11 a.m., Wendt, Moline.
Vallosio, Laura Joan, 82, Moline, formerly Knoxville, Ill.; 11 a.m., Maxey Chapel United Methodist, rural Knoxville.


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1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.

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