Deaths, Feb. 17, 2013

Posted Online: Feb. 16, 2013, 9:40 pm
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Anderson, Karl A., 60, Silvis; Schroder, Silvis.
Becht, Dorothy A., 71, Chillicothe, Mo.; Lindley, Chillicothe.
Bird, Betty L., 73, Panorama Park, Iowa; McGinnis-Chambers, Bettendorf.
Boelkens, Gerald J., 83, Harbor Crest Nursing Home, Fulton; Bosma-Renkes, Fulton.
Collinson, Darlene E., 77, Galva; Stackhouse-Moore, Galva.
Compton, David Howard, Davenport; Orr's, Rock Island.
Emmerson, Margaret M., 91, Sheffield; Stackhouse-Moore, Sheffield.
Ford, Robert M. "Mike" "Bob," 61, Davenport; Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.
Gooding, J. Ellison "Bud," 83, San Francisco, Calif., formerly of Hampton; Sullivan-Ellis, East Moline.
Gottman, Kay D., 73, Jacksonville Beach, Fla., formerly of the Quad-Cities area; Quinn-Shalz, Jacksonville Beach.
Groves, Harry L., 87, Bettendorf; Runge, Davenport.
Hongpananonde, Narong "Pete" 60, of Davenport; Halligan-McCabe-Devries, Davenport.
Johnson, Winifred "Winnie" Johnson, East Moline; Runge, Davenport.
Kennedy, Althea D., 79, of Davenport; Weerts, Davenport.
Malloy, James "Jim," 86, Bettendorf; Weerts, Davenport.
Neufeld, Loretta E., formerly of Davenport; Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.
Rosenthal, Clifton "Gene" Eugene, 58, formerly of Rock Island.
Skarda, Richard, 70, of Aledo; Bewley, Aledo.
Tanner, Ruby Rosalie, 93, Geneseo, formerly of Hillsdale; Gibson-Bode, Port Byron.
Van Ooteghem, Charles C., 89, of Rock Island; Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.
Williams, Gladys, 100, of East Moline; Esterdahl, Moline.
Ziegler, John H., 95, of Crosstown Square, Silvis, formerly of East Moline; Van Hoe, East Moline.


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  Today is Tuesday, Oct. 21, the 294th day of 2014. There are 71 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The weather is discouraging for our great Democratic rally tomorrow, but never mind that. Let our Rock Island people show they can make a big procession themselves, rain or shine.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Apparatus arrived for drilling an artesian well on the premises of George Warner's Atlantic Brewery.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army continued its attacks on the allies line near the Belgian coast.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Zachert northwest of Buffalo Prairie, burned to the ground.
1964 -- 50 years ago: WVIK-FM, noncommercial educational radio station at Augustana College, will return to the air tomorrow. The station operates at a power of 10 watts at 90.9 megacycles on the frequency modulation band. The station is operated with a staff of 92 students.
1989 -- 25 years ago: An avenue of lights, 13 Christmas trees strung with more than 44,000 sparkling lights, will expand the Festival of Trees beyond the walls of RiverCenter in downtown Davenport in mid-November.

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