Death list for Friday, Feb. 8, 2013

Posted Online: Feb. 07, 2013, 7:46 pm
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Basala, Vicki (Ireland), formerly LeClaire.
Berberich, Timothy L., 47, Davenport, formerly Rock Island; Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.
Fuelling, Nellie, 98, Orion; Trimble, Coal Valley.
Gildersleeve, Joe David, 77, Geneseo; Vandemore, Geneseo.
Harper, Jerome C., 82, East Moline; Esterdahl, Moline.
Lambin, Edwin V., 84, Geneseo; Vandemore, Geneseo.
Lawton, George R., 82, Walcott, formerly Davenport; Van Hoe, East Moline.
Riley, Louise M., 85, Geneseo; Vandemore, Geneseo.
Ruggles, Ila M., 97, Rock Island; Wendt, Moline.
Sneath, Ronald L., 58, Milan; Wheelan-Pressly, Milan.
Sterritt, Elinor E., 88, Galva; Rux, Galva.
Troutner, Robert, 61, Davenport; Trimble, Moline.


Local events heading

  Today is Monday, July 28, the 209th day of 2014. There are 156 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Port Byron passengers and mails will be transported by the Sterling and Rock Island railroad.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The congregation of the First Methodist church worshiped in Harper's theater, where construction work is being done at the church site.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Three-eye baseball for Moline was assured the Danville Franchise will be transferred to the Plow city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Roseville Methodist Church is observing its 100th anniversary.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The last remaining unfinished portion of Interstate 80 between the Quad-Cities and Joliet will be opened to traffic by Aug 12.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Of all the highlights of the last 12 years, this is the greatest of all, said Dennis Hitchcock, producer director of Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, as he torched the mortgage, clearing a $220,000 loan financing the downtown Rock Island theater's beginnings in 1977.

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