Funerals today, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012


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Posted Online: Dec. 11, 2012, 5:22 pm
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De Leon, Corazon H., 75, Rock Island; noon, Wheelan-Pressly, Milan.
Domingez, Peter, 87, Kewanee; 11 a.m., Schueneman-Tumbleson, Kewanee.
Gless, Richard E. II, 42, Bettendorf; 10 a.m., Runge, Davenport.
Mertl, Eileen C., 88, East Moline, formerly Bettendorf; 1 p.m., Edgewood Baptist, Rock Island.
Ruch, Evelyn Frances, 85, Bettendorf; 11 a.m., McGinnis-Chambers, Bettendorf.
Stork, Patrick Charles, 48, Bancroft, Iowa; 10 a.m., Our Lady of Victory Catholic, Davenport.
Strupp, Earl L., 93, Ridgecrest Village, Davenport, formerly Bettendorf; 10 a.m., Koning Chapel, Ridgecrest Village, Davenport.
Wetzell, Lois J., 76, Rock Falls, Ill.; 10:30 a.m., Tampico United Methodist.
Williams, Phyllis A., 77, Moline; 10 a.m., Calvary Church of the Quad Cities, Moline.



















 



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