Death list for Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013


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Posted Online: Jan. 23, 2013, 5:35 pm
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Emery, Jon, 72, Davenport; Weerts, Davenport.
Falk, Wayne William, 93, Omaha, Neb.
Gilmore, Ruby G., 99, Silver Cross-Friendship Manor, Rock Island; Rafferty, Moline.
Kademan, Janet M., 95, Davenport; Weerts, Davenport.
Landuyt, Connie S., 73, Lynn Center; Esterdahl, Moline.
Landuyt, Melvin L., 74, Lynn Center; Esterdahl, Moline.
Martel, Reuben, 52, East Moline; Schroder, Silvis.
Robinson, Ila M., 79, Viola; Dennison, Viola.
Sikkema, Elaine R., 84, Fulton; Bosma-Renkes, Fulton.
Steele, Mary L., 84, Milan; Wheelan-Pressly, Milan.
Van Buren, William W. "Bill" Jr., 78, Morrison; Bosma-Renkes, Morrison.
Williams, Becky L., 61, Prophetstown; McDonald, Prophetstown.



















 



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