Deaths, Feb. 28, 2013

Posted Online: Feb. 27, 2013, 8:12 pm
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Bethurem, Herbert, 95, Aledo; Speer, Aledo.
Boss, Ronald Lee, 66, Boynton Beach, Fla., fomerly of Moline.
Carrasca, Kim M., 56, Kewanee; Rux, Kewanee.
Hall, David J., 51, Charleston S.C., formerly of Davenport; Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.
Harris, Charles D., 82, Moline; Esterdahl, Moline.
Hodgett, Grace, 92, Neponset; Schueneman-Tumbleson, Kewanee.
Hoogerwerf, Thomas T., 77, Iowa City; Lensing, Iowa City.
Jaros, Dennis "D.J.," 69, Port Byron; Gibson-Bode, Port Byron.
Johnson, Nancy, 75, Moline; Esterdahl, Moline.
KingKaestner, Betty A., 90, of Warren Towers, Silvis; Van Hoe, East Moline.
Konstant, Mardelle, 71, Kewanee; Esterdahl, Moline.
Martin, Helen Elizabeth, 93, Wilton, Iowa; Bentley, Durant.
McCarty, Judith F., 77, Delavan, Ill.; Davis, Delavan.
Patton, Wanda, 83, Hampton; Van Hoe, East Moline.
Salisberry, Dale W. Sr., 71, Moline; Trimble, Coal Valley.
Scheckel, Sherry Jean, 60, Moline; Schroder, Colona.
Stivers, Ethel M., 98, Claremont, Calif., formerly of Bettendorf; McGinnis-Chambers, Bettendorf.
Williams, Stanley R., 70, Moline; Wendt, Moline.
Wise, Deb, 52, Davenport; Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.


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1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.

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