Catherine A. Kopf, 55, of Bettendorf, died Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, at Genesis West, Davenport. Services are 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport. Burial is at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Davenport. Visitation is 4-7 p.m. Monday. Surviving are her husband, Randy; children, Brian Dudley, Michael Dudley, California, Brett Kopf, Moline, Amy Kopf, Bettendorf; three grandchildren; mother, Lauralie Salter, Bettendorf; siblings, Susan Boyler, Christine Donnelly, Carolyn Peterman, Mark Salter, Michael Salter.
Today is Sunday, Aug. 31, the 243rd day of 2014. There are 122 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: The Chicago and Rock Island Railroad will carry all who wish to attend the Chicago convention for half fare — that is, full fare to Chicago and return free. 1889 -- 125 years ago: Hardy Hetter, for several years yardmaster in the Burlington Railroad yards in Rock Island and Moline, was transferred to Beardstown. He was succeeded here by J.E. Albrecht. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Corn was estimated at 50 percent of the normal crop in Rock Island County by Crop Correspondent Thomas Campbell. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Robert Carroll, 12-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Farr Carroll, of near Aledo, won the grand championship of the Mercer County baby beef show with "Fat Stuff." 1964 -- 50 years ago: About 250 persons attended the first in a series of horse shows at the Hillandale Stables off Knoxville Road near Milan on Saturday afternoon and evening. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Ground was broken this morning for the $4.5 million Rock Valley Business Park near Rock Valley Plaza, Rock Island. The first building is 17,000 square feet for offices and a warehouse and should be completed by Dec. 1.