Deaths, Dec. 1, 2012

Originally Posted Online: Nov. 30, 2012, 5:18 pm
Last Updated: Nov. 30, 2012, 5:32 pm
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Craig, Vineta Irene, 83, Davenport; Runge, Davenport.
Dennis, Don R., 83, Erie; Gibson-Bode, Erie.
DeKwae, Rene "Roger," 90, Durant; Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.
Engstrom, Evelyn, 95, Coal Valley; Trimble, Coal Valley.
Foreman, Floyd L. "Speed," 97, Riverside, Calif., formerly of the Quad Cities; Sierra Memorial, Riverside.
Sass, Dorothy E., 86, Davenport; Runge, Davenport.
Sieben, Lois V., 96, Geneseo; Stackhouse-Moore, Geneseo.
Sissel, Brandon E., 18, Davenport; Runge, Davenport.
Smith, Jack Hubbard, 85, Silvis; Esterdahl, Moline.
Vinzant, Margaret, 97, formerly East Moline; Trimble, Moline.


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1914 -- 100 years ago: The German advance into Belgium was going apparently without serious check. The American ambassador at Berlin published a denial of the charge that Americans had been ill-treated in Germany.
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