Beverly M. Brundies, 68, of Bettendorf, died Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, at her home. Services are 10 a.m. Friday at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, Bettendorf. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. Thursday at McGinnis-Chambers, Bettendorf, with a rosary at 4:30 p.m. Burial is at Rock Island National Cemetery. Surviving are her husband, William; sons, William "Bo," Bettendorf, Robert, Beaumont, Calif.; daughters, Trudina Shafer, Blue Grass, Elizabeth Davis, Bettendorf; 12 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; five sisters.
Today is Wednesday, May 22, the 142nd day of 2013. There are 223 days left in the year. 1863 -- 150 years ago: Large quantities of ice from LaCrosse and Lake Pepin are beingshipped on ice boats, towed by steamers to St. Louis and points below. 1888 -- 125 years ago: With the Mississippi River at 18 feet above the low water stage,Rock Island is waging a valiant fight to keep the river from flooding the entire city. 1913 -- 100 years ago: Approval has been given by the city commission for paving 45thStreet between 7th and 11th Avenues. 1938 -- 75 years ago: Herndon Wright, of East Moline, has won the discus-throw title, by aheave of more than 140 feet, to set a new high school record at Champaign. 1963 -- 50 years ago: With the Selective Service Law recently extended by Congress forfour more years, Mrs. Hazel Doris reminded young men that they must register withinfive days after attaining their 18th birthday. 1988 -- 25 years ago: Over 500 Quad-Cities area retired volunteers were honoredrecently for their community services at a Retired Senior Volunteer Program luncheonat Palmer Auditorium in Davenport. Guest speaker, William Moffitt, director of productengineering of Deere & Co., spoke about leadership and stressed the importance ofcommunity volunteers.