Death list for Friday, Jan. 11, 2013

Posted Online: Jan. 10, 2013, 6:07 pm
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Anderson, Ronald Wayne, 78, Dixon, Ill., formerly Rock Island; Preston-Schilling, Dixon.
Arp, Donna R., 55, Davenport; Runge, Davenport.
Beck, George H., 85, Bettendorf; McGinnis-Chambers, Bettendorf.
Dreessen, Kenneth J., 88, Amber Ridge, Moline, formerly Rock Island; Hodgson, Rock Island.
Eddleman, Robert Lavern "Bob," 83, Rock Island; Esterdahl, Moline.
Foley, Bernice A., 92, Davenport; Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.
Fulton, Bobby D., 66, Maquoketa, Iowa, formerly Davenport; McGinnis-Chambers, Bettendorf.
Morrison, Esther, 93, Rock Island; DeRoo, Moline.
Olson, Marilyn J., 79, Davenport; Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.
Seesland, Alberta L. "Billie," 92, East Moline; Wendt, Moline.
Telleen, Frank Frederick, 94, Rock Island; Wendt, Moline.
Vance, Vera M., 99, Milan; Wheelan-Pressly, Milan.
VanDerSchaaf, Gladys Irene Wikner, 104, Geneseo, formerly Sioux Falls, S.D.; Stackhouse-Moore, Geneseo.


Local events heading

  Today is Wednesday, Aug. 20, the 232nd day of 2014. There are 133 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Quite a number of Negroes have lately been brought here by abolition offers returning from the army in violation of the laws of the state.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Miss Tillie Denkmann, of Rock Island, was making plans to accompany a Davenport family on a tour of Europe.
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.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Seventy-two members of Rock Island High School's 1939 graduating class are preparing to enter college — 34 of them at Augustana.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the oldest buildings in Milan, which for a number of years has housed the Milan Hotel, will be razed to make way for a modern, two-story office structure.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some are blaming it on the sudden influx of insects and the extreme humidity. Still others say the invasion was inspired by a recent movie. But whatever the reason, the Quad-Cities is swarming with bats.

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