Deaths, May 7, 2013

Posted Online: May 06, 2013, 6:55 pm
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Borgstadt, Emma Jean, 79, Punta Gorda, Fla.; Weerts, Davenport.
Brown, William A. "Bill," 65, Bettendorf; McGinnis-Chambers, Bettendorf.
Clearman, Harold D., 99, of Buffalo; Weerts, Davenport.
Ealy, Dorothy L., 85, East Moline; Rafferty, Moline.
Hamilton, Larry D., 75, Davenport; Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.
Hodgett, Katherine R. "Kate," 98, Kewanee; Schueneman-Tumbleson, Kewanee.
Hoogerwerf, Michael, 49, of Ankeny, Iowa, formerly of Atkinson; Vandemore, Atkinson.
Justman, Helen, 94, Davenport; Runge, Davenport.
Kling, Dennis A., 64, Milan; Wheelan-Pressly, Milan.
Martensen, Vieno, 90, Rock Island; Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.
Martinez, Frank Jr., 68, Davenport, formerly of Fremont, Calif.; Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.
McAninch, Agnes M., 101, Davenport; Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.
McWilliams, Helen Fay, 50, Scooba, Miss.; Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.
Mitchell, Marion L., 66, of Moline; Trimble, Moline.
Moritz, Max, 75, Coal Valley; Wheelan-Pressly, Milan.
Muller, Wesley H., 95, Walcott; Bentley, Durant.
Nichols, Rev. Warren Glenn "Butch," 66, Alto, Ga.; McGahee-Griffin & Stewart, Cornelia, Ga.
Nickolson, Marjorie Jean, 78, Rock Island; Orr's, Rock Island.
Passig, Harold "Butch" W. Jr., 73, Davenport; Runge, Davenport.
Purcell, Patricia A., 79, East Moline; Van Hoe, East Moline.
Sapp, Marjorie Sue, Milan.
Smith, Ralph A., 76, Geneseo; Vandemore, Geneseo.
Stiegel, Donovan D., MD, Winter Park, Fla., formerly of the Quad-Cities area.
Troxel, Suzanne, 55, Davenport; Runge, Davenport.
Sharon, 73, New Boston; Speer, Aledo.


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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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