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, Oct. 2, the 275th day of 2014. There are 90 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural. 1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m.. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.