Lois Decker Birthday

Posted Online: Feb. 21, 2013, 12:15 pm
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Lois Decker, Moline, will be honored at an open house on March 2, 2013, in observance of her 90th birthday.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend from 2 to 4 p.m. at Paulsen Manor community room, Moline.
Lois Logsdon was born Feb. 26, 1923, in Hillsboro, Ill. She married Merlin Decker, Rock Island, on March 19, 1949, in Rock Island. He died Aug. 11, 1998.
Her children are Karl (Penny) Decker, Ankeny, Iowa; Karon (Chuck) Casillas, Chandler, Ariz.; and Keith (Marlene) Decker, Rock Island. She has six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.


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1914 -- 100 years ago: Wires of the defunct Union Electric Co. are being removed by city electricians.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The Bishop Hill softball team won the championship in WHB"S Mississippi Valley tournament at Douglas Park.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A boom in apartment construction has hit Rock Island, with approximately 300 units either in or near the construction stage or due for an early rezoning decision.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Members of the Bi-State Metropolitan Planning Commission are hoping to revive their push for a new $70 million four-lane bridge spanning the Mississippi River.

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