Funerals today, Monday, Dec. 31, 2012

Posted Online: Dec. 30, 2012, 8:51 pm
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Burkle, Joyce D., 85, Altoona, Iowa, formerly Milan; 10 a.m., Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.
Castaneda, E. Elaine, 75, Carbon Cliff; 2 p.m., Green Rock Free Will Baptist, Colona.
Endres, William A. "Bill," 87, Port Charlotte, Fla., formerly the Illinois Quad-Cities; 2 p.m., Wheelan-Pressly, Milan.
Fortin, Alonzo P. Jr., 80, Moline; 10 a.m., Trimble, Moline.
Fredrickson, Conrad S., 71, Colona; 10 a.m., St. Patrick's Catholic, Colona.
Greer, Betty Jane, 89, Moline; 10 a.m., Christ Anglican, Moline.
Mehmert, Joy E., 103, Davenport, formerly Ft. Madison, Iowa; noon, Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.
Sotelo, Anthony L., 75, Woodhull; 11 a.m., National Cemetery, Arsenal Island.
Ulman, Marjorie, 87, Rock Island; 11 a.m., Rose Lawn Estates, Moline.
Van Wassenhove, Allie "Boots," 81, Moline; 10 a.m., Van Hoe, East Moline.
Wynn, Wayne E., 86, Milan; 10 a.m., Wheelan-Pressly, Milan.


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1864 — 150 years ago: A mad dog was shot in Davenport after biting several other canines and snapping at several children. The police should abate this nuisance — there are about 500 dogs in this city that ought to be killed at once.
1889 — 125 years ago: Track laying operations on 2nd Avenue, stopped by the Moline-Rock Island company last spring for lack of rail, have been resumed.
1914 — 100 years ago: Bulletins allowed to come through the strong continental censorship of all war news indicated that Germany was advancing with a dash against both Russia and France.
1939 — 75 years ago: Emil J Klein, of Rock Island, was elected commander of Rock Island Post 200, American Legion.
1964 — 50 years ago: Members of the Davenport police department and their families are being invited to the department's family picnic to be held Aug. 27 at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds.
1989 — 25 years ago: Beginning this fall, Black Hawk College will offer a continuing education course in horseback riding at the Wright Way Equestrian Center, Moline, located just east of the Deere Administration Center.

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