Rosalee A. Pirkl, 64, of Milan, passed away Sunday, March 24, 2013, at University of Iowa Hospital, Iowa City. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, April 14, at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 3030 7th Ave., Rock Island. Inurnment will be at a later date. Memorials may be made to a favorite charity. Rosalee was born on Aug. 2, 1946, in Moline, a daughter of Rudolph and Katherine A. "Kay" Wilbert Pirkl. She currently worked at MidAmerican Energy Co., where she was employed for many years. Rosalee enjoyed bowling and loved caring for her cats. She was an avid reader and member of a book club. Surviving are one brother and sister-in-law, Lawrence R. "Lon" and Sharon K. Pirkl, Colona; nephew, Jason M. Pirkl, Milan; grandniece, Neila G. Pirkl; and grandnephew, Jadon Pirkl. Rosalee was preceded in death by her father; mother; stepfather, Maurice "Mike" Tarr; and one sister, Beverly JoAnn Pirkl.
Online condolences may be left for the family at wheelanpressly.com
Today is Thursday, April 24, the 114th day of 2014. There are 251 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East. 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.