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 Saturday, Aug. 23, the 235th day of 2014. There are 130 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Telegraph reports state that, about 6 o'clock on the evening of the 20th, Quantrill, with about 800 of his thieves and robbers, surrounded Lawrence, Kan., and burned it to the ground.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Newton Beer's production of "Lost in London," which had a successful run for three seasons, was presented at Harper's Theater.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army commanded by Fran Duke Albrecht of Wurtemburg defeated the French army at Neufchmtenu.
1939 -- 75 years ago: John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline is starting a four-story, $104,000 addition to the combine assembly building.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Short Hills Country Club held onto its lead yesterday despite a rally by host Davenport Country Club and claimed the team title in the Sunshine Cup golf series.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad-Citians can look forward to more excitement and fun at this year's Rock Island Labor Day parade at 9:30 a.m. Sept 4, say organizers. This years theme is "Celebrate Rock Island."

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