Brent W. VanDeWostine, 60, of Henderson, Ill., formerly of Woodhull, died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at St. Mary Medical Center in Galesburg. Cremation has been accorded, and visitation is from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, at Peterson-Wallin-Knox Funeral Home in Woodhull.Private burial will be at a later date. Memorials may be left to the American Heart Association, and online condolences can be made at www.petersonwallinknox.com. He was born Oct. 23, 1952, in Morrison, to Marvin and Zola Redell VanDeWostine. He graduated from AlWood High School in 1970. Brent was employed as a union carpenter for many years before becoming self-employed.He assisted his sister, Marvelyn, in the operation of her businesses, including "Audi's" in Galesburg. Brent was full of life and could fix almost anything.He especially enjoyed helping others. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and for many years played AAA softball. Survivors include the love of his life, Sandra Hensley, of Henderson; his mother, Zola VanDeWostine, of Galesburg; one daughter, Kaylyn VanDeWostine, of Oklahoma; one son, Dustyn VanDeWostine, of Galesburg; six grandchildren; three sisters, Brenda (Harold) Vest, of Rio, Marvelyn (Tom Anderson) VanDeWostine, of Galesburg, and Lynnette (Paul Simpson) VanDeWostine, of Hollister, Mo.; a brother, Bryan (Michol) VanDeWostine, of Lynn Center; and several nieces and nephews. His father preceded him in death.
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.