Alan Cronau


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Posted Online: April 04, 2014, 5:53 pm
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Alan Cronau, 81, went to be with the Lord on March 29, 2014, in Phoenix, Ariz.
He was born June 3, 1932, to Alfred and Dorothy (nee) Thomas Cronau, of Rock Island.He married Jeannine Achilles on Jan. 26, 1958, in East Moline.
He attended Rock Island Public Schools and graduated from Rock Island High in 1950. He served in the Korean War from 1952 to 1954. He completed his apprenticeship for metal patternmaker in 1958. He retired from International Harvester in 1983.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years; and children, grandchildren and a great-grandson, Loren, Cyndi and Jake Cronau, California, Stephanie, Joe and Vincent Mearse, California, Shawana and Chris Thach, California, Lori and Dave Wilbur, Washington, Steve, Gill, Hannah and Sophie Cronau, England, and Scott Cronau, Arizona. He is also survived by brothers, Dale and Elaine Cronau, Illinois, and Tom and Cheryl Cronau, Indiana; sister Carol Black, Arkansas; and many nieces and nephews.














 



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  Today is Wednesday, Oct. 1, the 274th day of 2014. There are 91 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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