H. Neil Summers Birthday

Posted Online: Nov. 27, 2012, 12:17 pm
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H. Neil Summers, Rock Island, will be honored at an open house on Dec. 2 in observance of his 80th
birthday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend from 2 to 4 p.m. at City Limits, 4514 9th St., Rock Island. Please use the back-porch entrance.
He was born Dec. 6, 1932, in Rock Island. He married Luella Vyncke, Silvis, on May 5, 1956, at St. Anne's, East Moline.
Their children are Jill (Rick) DeBlieck, Hampton; Jim Summers and Brendan Young, Port Byron; Terri (Roger) Jared, Dawn (Wade) Camlin, and Ann (Justin) Martel, all of Rock Island. There are 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Mr. Summers was owner of WF Scott Decorating Inc., retiring in 2006.
He is a member of St. Pius X Catholic Church, Rock Island.


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1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.

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