Funerals today, Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Posted Online: March 26, 2013, 6:42 pm
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Doescher, Kathryn J., 83, Fulton; 10:30 a.m., Second Reformed, Fulton.
Ghys, Frank A. Jr., 74, Coal Valley; 1:30 p.m., St. John's Lutheran, Rock Island.
Jones, Phyllis "Jonesy," 97, formerly Bettendorf; 11 a.m., Zion Lutheran, Davenport.
King, Mary Ann, 60, Kewanee; 1:30 p.m., Rux, Kewanee.
Leone, Giuseppe "Joe," 71, Rock Island; 10:30 a.m., Sacred Heart Catholic, Rock Island.
Mitchell, Anna May, 86, Mercy Living Center South, Clinton, Iowa; 2 p.m., Bosma-Renkes, Fulton.
Thompson, Charlotte J., 94, Davenport; 10 a.m., Holy Family Catholic, Davenport.
Traub, Sharon K. "Crouse," 67, Colona; 6:30 p.m., Esterdahl, Moline.
VerStraete, Betty A., 89, Moline; 2 p.m., Schroder, Silvis.
Vickers, Donald "Donnie" Jr., 39, Port Byron; 10 a.m., Schroder, Silvis.
Waechter, Joseph Mayes, 89, Davenport; 10 a.m., Sacred Heart Cathedral, Davenport.
Watson, Diann, 48, Davenport; noon, Harvest Time Family Worship, Davenport.
Watters, Robert L., 99, Coal Valley; 10 a.m., First Evangelical Free, Moline.


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  Today is Tuesday, Oct. 21, the 294th day of 2014. There are 71 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The weather is discouraging for our great Democratic rally tomorrow, but never mind that. Let our Rock Island people show they can make a big procession themselves, rain or shine.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Apparatus arrived for drilling an artesian well on the premises of George Warner's Atlantic Brewery.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army continued its attacks on the allies line near the Belgian coast.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Zachert northwest of Buffalo Prairie, burned to the ground.
1964 -- 50 years ago: WVIK-FM, noncommercial educational radio station at Augustana College, will return to the air tomorrow. The station operates at a power of 10 watts at 90.9 megacycles on the frequency modulation band. The station is operated with a staff of 92 students.
1989 -- 25 years ago: An avenue of lights, 13 Christmas trees strung with more than 44,000 sparkling lights, will expand the Festival of Trees beyond the walls of RiverCenter in downtown Davenport in mid-November.

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