Funerals today, Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Posted Online: March 11, 2013, 8:00 pm
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Benson, Herbert "Perk," 86, Morrison; 10:30 a.m., Bethesda Lutheran, Morrison.
Bodin, Bonnie S., 73, Cambridge; 10:30 a.m., Stackhouse-Moore, Cambridge.
Cover, Barbara E., 83, East Moline, formerly Davenport; 10 a.m., St. John Vianney, Bettendorf.
Frazelle, Kent L., 65, Moline; 1 p.m., Trimble, Moline.
Hansen, Lorraine, 92, Geneseo, formerly Sheffield and Flanagan, Ill.; 1 p.m., Center Cemetery, Flanagan.
McCracken, Susan, 58, Davenport; 1 p.m., Weerts, Davenport.
Phillips, Carol Kelley, 74, Moline; Trimble, Moline.
Sheesley, Clinton "Bud" Miles, 86, Surprise, Ariz., formerly Moline; 11 a.m., Esterdahl, Moline.
Stocking, Vivian P., 97, Geneseo; 11 a.m., Vandemore, Geneseo.
Szymarek, Susan, 53, New Boston; 2 p.m., New Boston Cemetery.


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1889 -- 125 years ago: Miss Tillie Denkmann, of Rock Island, was making plans to accompany a Davenport family on a tour of Europe.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German advance into Belgium was going apparently without serious check. The American ambassador at Berlin published a denial of the charge that Americans had been ill-treated in Germany.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Seventy-two members of Rock Island High School's 1939 graduating class are preparing to enter college — 34 of them at Augustana.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the oldest buildings in Milan, which for a number of years has housed the Milan Hotel, will be razed to make way for a modern, two-story office structure.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some are blaming it on the sudden influx of insects and the extreme humidity. Still others say the invasion was inspired by a recent movie. But whatever the reason, the Quad-Cities is swarming with bats.

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