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 Wednesday, April 16, the 106th day of 2014. There are 259 days left in the year. 1864 -- 150 years ago: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition. 1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th Masonic District of Illinois. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle. 1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.