Death list for Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013

Posted Online: Jan. 15, 2013, 5:50 pm
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Anderson, Everett "Lefty" Jr., 95, Rock Island; Wendt, Moline.
Czupka, Nancy J., 78, Inverness, Fla., formerly Rock Island; Heinz, Inverness.
DeMeyer, Jerrold "Jerry," 58, Green Forest, Ark.; Nelson, Berryville, Ark.
Fick, Allen E., 65, Walcott; Bentley, Durant.
Gravitt, Darrel D., 81, Port Byron; Schroder, Silvis.
Greer, Harry Lee Jr., 91, Davenport; Weerts, Davenport.
Hartley, Priscilla June Devlin, 88, Galesburg; Hoover-Hall, Alexis.
Herbst, Clifford L. "Skip," 88, Hot Springs Village, Ark., formerly the Quad-Cities area.
Hicks, Betty J., 92, Silvis; Schroder, Silvis.
Inghram, Mary Ellen, 79, Davenport; Cunnick-Collins, Davenport.
Majeski, Kathleen, 56, Silvis; Van Hoe, East Moline.
Miller, Joanne M., 72, Rock Island; Bewley, Aledo.
Overton, Ivan "Ike" R., 84, Moline; Esterdahl, Moline.
Saskowski, Gregory J., 50, Peoria, Ill.; Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.
Schrier, Bud, 82, Carlisle, Iowa; Overton, Indianola, Iowa.
Sparacello, Benjamin J. "Benny," 86, East Moline; Trimble, Moline.
Stallings, Aaron, infant son of Cody and Alesha Stallings, Rock Island; Wheelan-Pressly, Milan.
Stuebe, Charles A., 65, Illinois City; Hodgson, Rock Island.


Local events heading

  Today is Thursday, April 24, the 114th day of 2014. There are 251 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.

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