Funerals today, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013

Posted Online: Jan. 15, 2013, 5:50 pm
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Atchison, Alice L., 96, Moline, formerly Ottawa; 10 a.m., Sacred Heart Catholic, Moline.
Brown, Willard, 65, Aledo; 11 a.m., McPherren Cemetery, rural Aledo.
Dowsett, Raymond D., 80, Aledo; 11 a.m., Viola United Methodist.
Exline, Larry Dwayne, 69, Rock Island; 2 p.m., Mt. Ararat Cemetery, East Centerville, Iowa.
Frank, Lyle S., 94, formerly Tampico; 11 a.m., McDonald, Prophetstown.
Lashbrook, Robert E., 83, Silvis; 7 p.m., Schroder, Silvis.
Mihevic, Joseph A., 59, Eldridge; 9 a.m., Rock Island National Cemetery (meet 8:30 a.m., Van Hoe, East Moline).
Seesland, Alberta Louise "Billie," 92, East Moline; 11 a.m., First Congregational, Moline.
Westgard, Wayne A., 86, Taylor Ridge; 10:30 a.m., Zion Lutheran, Taylor Ridge.
Zemelka, Dr. Wayne, 77, Bettendorf; 6 p.m., Runge, Davenport.


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