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 Friday, July 25, the 206th day of 2014. There are 159 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Walter Jones, of Co, F 23rd Ky, volunteers, lost a satchel on the Camden road, yesterday, containing his papers of discharge from the army.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from Mrs. J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: A municipal; bathing beach was advocated at the weekly meeting of the city commission by commissioner Rudgren, who suggested the foot of Seventh Street as an excellent location.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Floyd Shetter, Rock Island county superintendent schools, announced teachers hired for nearly all of the 95 rural and village grade schools in the county.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The mercury officially reached the season's previous high of 95 about noon today and continued upward toward an expected mark of 97.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Fort Armstrong hotel once the wining and dining chambers of Rock Island's elite is under repair. Progress is being made though at a seeming snail's pace to return the building to a semblance of its past glory for senior citizen's homes.

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