Deaths, Nov. 25, 2012

Posted Online: Nov. 24, 2012, 10:05 pm
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Carlson, Richard E., 86, Moline, formerly of Orion; Kirk, Huggins & Esterdahl, Orion.
DeWitte, Evelyn DeWitte, 91 formerly of Moline; DeRoo, Moline.
Gajeski, Donna Jean, 66, Davenport; Runge, Davenport.
Greer, Wanda, 74, Viola; Fippinger, Aledo.
Kump, Anna Mae, 80, Rock Island; Hodgson, Rock Island.
Long, Marion "Pope," 88, East Moline; Van Hoe, East Moline.
McMullen, Gary, 65, New Windsor; Peterson-Wallin-Knox, Alpha.
Meyers, Gordon D., 97, Davenport and Clinton, Iowa; Weerts, Davenport.
Murphy, James W., 64, Davenport; Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.
Parmeter, Edward Ellis, 86, Milan; Wheelan-Pressly, Milan.
Quintana, Richard, 70, Rock Island; Hodgson, Rock Island.
Richards, Elmer "Rick," 76, Festus, Mo., formerly of the Quad-Cities area; Mahn, Festus.
Ruddy, Douglas H. Sr., 90, Davenport; Runge, Davenport.
VanHoutte, John, 68, Colona; Van Hoe, East Moline.
Wegener, Christopher, 63, Walcott; Runge, Davenport.


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  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.

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