Funerals today, Monday, March 17, 2014

Posted Online: March 16, 2014, 7:41 pm
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Anders, Robert D. "Bob," 77, Davenport; 1:30 p.m., Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.
Benson, Robert Charles Jr., 80, Bettendorf; 9:30 a.m., Rock Island National Cemetery (meet 9 a.m., McGinnis-Chambers, Bettendorf).
DeKoster, Arthur Ward, 71, Spanaway, Wash., formerly the Quad-Cities; 1:30 p.m., Trimble, Moline.
Duytschaever, Clara E., 100, Moline; 1:30 p.m., Sacred Heart, Moline.
Fellner, Arlo G., 68, Valdosta, Ga.; 10 a.m., Runge, Davenport.
Harrington, Robert J., 64, Rock Island; 10:30 a.m., Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.
Hudson, John W., 72, Galva; 11 a.m., Rux, Galva.
McNall, Edward E. Sr., 74, Aledo; 10 a.m., Bewley, Aledo.
Moraetes, Gust G. "Bobby," 78, East Moline 11 a.m., Van Hoe, East Moline.
Polito, Stephen J. "Steve," 63, formerly Moline; 10 a.m., Sacred Heart Catholic, Moline.
Sheppard, Kenneth Sr., 88, Silvis; 11 a.m., Greenview Memorial Gardens, East Moline.
Smith, James K. "Jim," 72, Kewanee; 11 a.m., Schueneman-Tumbleson, Kewanee.
Smith, Russell W. "Smitty," 87, Kewanee; 4 p.m., Schueneman-Tumbleson, Kewanee.
Spitznas Norman, Evelyn, 96, formerly Moline; 11 a.m., First United Presbyterian, Moline.
Stanger, Harold "Butch," 77, Davenport; 11:30 a.m., Runge, Davenport.
Thrasher, BelvaDean E., 89, Davenport; 1:30 p.m., Weerts, Davenport.


Local events heading

  Today is Sunday, Aug. 31, the 243rd day of 2014. There are 122 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The Chicago and Rock Island Railroad will carry all who wish to attend the Chicago convention for half fare — that is, full fare to Chicago and return free.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Hardy Hetter, for several years yardmaster in the Burlington Railroad yards in Rock Island and Moline, was transferred to Beardstown. He was succeeded here by J.E. Albrecht.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Corn was estimated at 50 percent of the normal crop in Rock Island County by Crop Correspondent Thomas Campbell.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Robert Carroll, 12-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Farr Carroll, of near Aledo, won the grand championship of the Mercer County baby beef show with "Fat Stuff."
1964 -- 50 years ago: About 250 persons attended the first in a series of horse shows at the Hillandale Stables off Knoxville Road near Milan on Saturday afternoon and evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Ground was broken this morning for the $4.5 million Rock Valley Business Park near Rock Valley Plaza, Rock Island. The first building is 17,000 square feet for offices and a warehouse and should be completed by Dec. 1.

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