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, Oct. 2, the 275th day of 2014. There are 90 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.

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