Funerals today, Friday, April 26, 2013

Posted Online: April 25, 2013, 6:19 pm
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Boehme, Albert Leo, 89, Boca Raton, Fla., formerly of East Moline; 1 p.m., Esterdahl, Moline.
Borota, Philip A., 67, Toulon; 11 a.m., Schueneman-Tumbleson, Kewanee.
Boyd, Everett F., 81, Colona; 11 a.m., Heritage Church, Rock Island.
Courter, Gary Dean, 69, Sherrard; 10 a.m., Wheelan-Pressly, Milan.
Ellison, Barbara Marie, 87, formerly of Rock Island; 10 a.m., First Baptist, Rock Island.
Lytton, Julius M., 99, East Moline; 11 a.m., Temple Emanuel, Davenport.
Rangel, Elizabeth "Lisa" Melinda, 45, Chicago, formerly of East Moline; 6:30-8:30 p.m. Rogers Park Community Church, Chicago.
Schroeder, Lois J., 92, Davenport; 2 p.m., Koning Chapel at Ridgecrest Village, Davenport.
Schulz, Jeanne, 60, Bettendorf; 11 a.m., St. John's United Methodist, Davenport.
Shanks, Fletcher W., 98, Davenport; 11 a.m., Holy Family Catholic, Davenport.
Webster, Scott J. Sr., 66, Blue Grass; 11:30-1:45 p.m., Trimble, Moline.
Winter, Lorraine M., 90, Bettendorf; 11 a.m., First Baptist, Davenport.


Local events heading

  Today is Friday, July 25, the 206th day of 2014. There are 159 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Walter Jones, of Co, F 23rd Ky, volunteers, lost a satchel on the Camden road, yesterday, containing his papers of discharge from the army.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from Mrs. J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: A municipal; bathing beach was advocated at the weekly meeting of the city commission by commissioner Rudgren, who suggested the foot of Seventh Street as an excellent location.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Floyd Shetter, Rock Island county superintendent schools, announced teachers hired for nearly all of the 95 rural and village grade schools in the county.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The mercury officially reached the season's previous high of 95 about noon today and continued upward toward an expected mark of 97.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Fort Armstrong hotel once the wining and dining chambers of Rock Island's elite is under repair. Progress is being made though at a seeming snail's pace to return the building to a semblance of its past glory for senior citizen's homes.

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