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 Monday, Sept. 1, the 244th day of 2014. There are 121 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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