Cloyd Ecklund

Posted Online: Nov. 10, 2012, 6:27 pm
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Cloyd Ecklund, 79, of Bettendorf, died Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, at Clarissa Cook Hospice, Bettendorf. Visitation is 10 a.m. to noon Monday at Weerts, Davenport.
He was born in 1933 in Lexington, Neb., to Oscar and Verna Ecklund. He married Elsie Boettcher in 1954 in Loomis, Neb.
He worked at the Rock Island Arsenal.
Survivors are wife; daughters, Valerie Hill, Paola, Kan., Marla Gabelmann, Bettendorf, and Rhonda Gillespie, Davenport; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sister, Marllys Carlson, Minden, Neb.



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1914 -- 100 years ago: Fred Feuchter, of Davenport, was elected president of the Tri-City Post Office Clerks club, and Joe Goldsmith, of Rock Island, was named secretary treasurer.
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1964 -- 50 years ago: The 1964 Scout-O-Rama of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts closed a two-day session last evening at the Rock Island Armory with 5,000 paid attendance.
1989 -- 25 years ago: "From the horse and buggy days ... to this" said Mercer County Sheriff Marvin Thirtyacre, waving his hand to indicate the sheriff's department facilities at the new $1.5 million Mercer County Jail in Aledo.

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