Christopher R. "Rudy" Wegener, 63, of Walcott, Iowa, died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012. A mass is at 1 p.m. Wednesday at St. Andrews Catholic Church, Blue Grass. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4-8 p.m. at Runge. Online condolences may be left at www.rungemortuary.com. Chris was born March 17, 1949. He married Pamela Hare in 1979. Survivors include his wife; son, Luke (Lyndsey); father, Nyle; brother, Cary Wegener; sisters, Connie (Larry) Ewers, Candy (Ron) Harlan; Corrine (Kevin) Flenker and Cindy (Mike) Ewers.
Today is Sunday, April 20, the 110th day of 2014. There are 255 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: The attention of contractors is called to proposals for building a magazine. The building is to be erected on the south side of the island, above the railroad, nearly opposite Sinnit's ice houses. 1889 -- 125 years ago: Ladies patent leather tip shoes were selling for $3 at the M & K store, and men's spring overcoats were advertised at $7.50. 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. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Mass vaccination of more than 1,600 employed of the Rock Island Arsenal has been ordered by Col. Norman Ramsey after a 13-year-old daughter of the Arsenal manager became ill with smallpox. 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.