Robert Tufts


Share
Posted Online: April 29, 2013, 7:20 pm
Comment on this story | Print this story | Email this story
Robert A. Tufts, 84, of Rock Island, died Saturday, April 27, 2013, at his home.
Private services are a later date at Rock Island Arsenal. Esterdahl in Moline is handling arrangements.
He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. In 1953, he married Greta Buol with whom he had four children. They later divorced.
He worked 20 years for Rock Island Line Railroad, then 10 years at Oscar Mayer, before opening Rock Island Pump Company. He enjoyed going to auctions, watching eagles at Sunset Marina, spending time with his dog and meeting friends for coffee.
Surviving are his children, Robert Tufts, John Tufts, Suzanne Zeitler, and Sandy Stormer; and dog, Buck.












 



Local events heading








  Today is Wednesday, Aug. 20, the 232nd day of 2014. There are 133 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Quite a number of Negroes have lately been brought here by abolition offers returning from the army in violation of the laws of the state.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Miss Tillie Denkmann, of Rock Island, was making plans to accompany a Davenport family on a tour of Europe.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German advance into Belgium was going apparently without serious check. The American ambassador at Berlin published a denial of the charge that Americans had been ill-treated in Germany.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Seventy-two members of Rock Island High School's 1939 graduating class are preparing to enter college — 34 of them at Augustana.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the oldest buildings in Milan, which for a number of years has housed the Milan Hotel, will be razed to make way for a modern, two-story office structure.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some are blaming it on the sudden influx of insects and the extreme humidity. Still others say the invasion was inspired by a recent movie. But whatever the reason, the Quad-Cities is swarming with bats.




(More History)