Funerals today, Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Posted Online: April 08, 2014, 9:16 pm
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Berglund, Robert L., 88, Aledo; 10 a.m., Hamlet Cemetery.
Berner, Pauline "Joyce," 85, Davenport; 1 p.m., McGinnis-Chambers, Bettendorf.
Brixey, Mary M., 84, Moline; 1:15 p.m., Sacred Heart Catholic, Rock Island.
Grant, Sheila Mae, 69, Elmira, Ill.; 1 p.m., Elmira Presbyterian.
Kraklow, Dorothy M., 81, Muscatine; 10:30 a.m., Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis, Muscatine.
Lindemann, Dorothy M., 90, Davenport; 10 a.m., St. Alphonsus Catholic, Davenport.
Lindquist, Edward A. Sr., 81, Davenport; 1 p.m., Runge, Davenport.
Lynch, Paul L. Jr., 65, Davenport; 12:30 p.m., Fairmount Cemetery, Davenport.
Marin, Margo, 69, Davenport; 10 a.m., Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.
McMeekan, Scott A., 46, Taylor Ridge; 10 a.m., Edgewood Baptist, Rock Island.
Ouderkirk, Virginia J., 85, Garner, Iowa; 1:30 p.m., Western Cemetery, Orion.
Parker, Doris J., 91, formerly of Annawan; 10:30 a.m., Fairview United Methodist, Annawan.
Randall, Edna M., 88, Bickford Cottage, Davenport, formerly of Rock Island; 2 p.m., Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.
Yeater, Bonita A., 77, Colona; 10 a.m., Esterdahl, Moline.


Local events heading

  Today is Thursday, Aug. 21, the 233rd day of 2014. There are 132 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.

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