Deaths for Friday, April 26, 2013

Posted Online: April 25, 2013, 6:19 pm
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Casel, James J., 75, Eldridge; Chambers, Eldridge.
Felderman, Dennis A., 71, Ocala, Fla., formerly of Bettendorf; Weerts, Davenport.
Kleiber, Neil P., 85, formerly of Moline; DeRoo, Moline.
Lemkau, Lyle F., 85, Rock Island; Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.
Meier, Helen, 79, Davenport; Runge, Davenport.
Smith, Edythe M., 96, formerly of Eldridge; McGinnis-Chambers, Bettendorf.
Stablein, Frank S. Jr., 64, Moline; DeRoo, Moline.
Swank, Edwin "Gene," 83, Ocala, Fla., formerly of Elvaston, Ill.; Stackhouse-Moore, Cambridge.
Wiersema, Annette J. Hook, 82, East Moline; Van Hoe, East Moline.
Wolfsmith, Joseph Francis, 76, Moline; DeRoo, Moline


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  Today is Monday, July 28, the 209th day of 2014. There are 156 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Port Byron passengers and mails will be transported by the Sterling and Rock Island railroad.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The congregation of the First Methodist church worshiped in Harper's theater, where construction work is being done at the church site.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Three-eye baseball for Moline was assured the Danville Franchise will be transferred to the Plow city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Roseville Methodist Church is observing its 100th anniversary.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The last remaining unfinished portion of Interstate 80 between the Quad-Cities and Joliet will be opened to traffic by Aug 12.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Of all the highlights of the last 12 years, this is the greatest of all, said Dennis Hitchcock, producer director of Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, as he torched the mortgage, clearing a $220,000 loan financing the downtown Rock Island theater's beginnings in 1977.

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