Funerals today, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013

Posted Online: Feb. 08, 2013, 7:04 pm
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Basala, Vicki (Ireland), formerly LeClaire; 2-5 p.m., Pebble Creek Golf Course, LeClaire.
Boston, Norman "Norm" L., 61, Galva; 2 p.m., Rux, Galva.
Daniel, Cathy, 61, Moline; 11 a.m., Wendt, Moline.
DeSplinter, Mary L., 93, Annawan; 10 a.m., Sacred Heart Catholic, Annawan.
Dipple, Wilma Elizabeth, 90, Davenport; 10:30 a.m., Grace Brethren, Davenport.
Hawley, Lawrence B., 73, Peoria, Ill.; 8:30 a.m., St. Paul the Apostle Catholic, Davenport.
Holtz, Leta I., 82, Davenport; 1 p.m., Weerts, Davenport.
Lynch, Gerald "Jerry" L., 78, Rock Island; 10 a.m., Wheelan-Pressly, Milan.
Madsen, Karen, 97, Bettendorf; 11 a.m., McGinnis-Chambers, Bettendorf.
Meldrum, Vernon R., 69, East Moline; noon-2 p.m., Schroder, Silvis.
Neuhaus, Crystal Lynn, 52, Bettendorf; 10 a.m., St. Paul Lutheran, Davenport.
Russell, Robert "Charles" C., 57, Kewanee; 11 a.m., First United Methodist, Kewanee.
Young, Ardwin Clayton, 84, Keithsburg; 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Eagles Club, Oquawka.


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1864 -- 150 years ago: The attention of contractors is called to proposals for building a magazine. The building is to be erected on the south side of the island, above the railroad, nearly opposite Sinnit's ice houses.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Ladies patent leather tip shoes were selling for $3 at the M & K store, and men's spring overcoats were advertised at $7.50.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Fred Feuchter, of Davenport, was elected president of the Tri-City Post Office Clerks club, and Joe Goldsmith, of Rock Island, was named secretary treasurer.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mass vaccination of more than 1,600 employed of the Rock Island Arsenal has been ordered by Col. Norman Ramsey after a 13-year-old daughter of the Arsenal manager became ill with smallpox.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The 1964 Scout-O-Rama of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts closed a two-day session last evening at the Rock Island Armory with 5,000 paid attendance.
1989 -- 25 years ago: "From the horse and buggy days ... to this" said Mercer County Sheriff Marvin Thirtyacre, waving his hand to indicate the sheriff's department facilities at the new $1.5 million Mercer County Jail in Aledo.

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