Funeral services for Fred C. Dismer Jr., 82, of Bettendorf, are 11 a.m. Saturday at Cunnick-Collins, Davenport, with a visitation 9 a.m. to services. Burial is at Davenport Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. today with a Masonic service at 7 p.m. He was born Nov. 4, 1930, in Davenport, to Fred and Julia Dismer. He married Estelle Longwith Aug. 14, 1954. She died Sept. 1, 1993. Survivors include his children, Felicia, Minneapolis, Minn., and Blake, Bettendorf; three nieces; and four nephews.
Today is Thursday, Aug. 21, the 233rd day of 2014. There are 132 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder. 1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire. 1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people. 1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.