William Greer

Posted Online: Jan. 22, 2013, 4:54 pm
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Funeral services for William "Bill" J. Greer, 77, of Davenport, are 11 a.m. Friday at Cunnick-Collins, Davenport. Burial is at Rock Island National Cemetery, Arsenal Island. Visiation is 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday.
He died Jan. 19, 2012, at Genesis East, Davenport.
He was born Feb 4, 1935. He married Marie Cecere Oct. 5, 1958.
Survivors include his wife; son, Joseph (Candy) Greer, Davenport; grandchildren, Catherine, William and Benjamin; twin brother, Benjamin (Sue) Greer, Venice, Fla.; half-brother, Dan Ray Petty, Enid, Okla.


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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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