Funerals, March 15, 2013

Posted Online: March 14, 2013, 7:13 pm
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DePaepe, Dale J., 73, Rock Island; 10 a.m., Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.
Dragolovich, Theresa M. Brady, 91, Ripon, Wis., formerly Kewanee; 10 a.m., Schueneman-Tumbleson, Kewanee.
Gibbs, German L. Jr., 80, Davenport; 11 a.m., Third Missionary Baptist, Davenport.
Gonzales, Daryl M., 49, Davenport; 1 p.m., Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.
Hayes, Marvin L., 64, Bettendorf; 5 p.m., McGinnis-Chambers, Bettendorf.
Jorgensen, Jeanette Mae, 92, Davenport; 11:30 a.m., Runge, Davenport.
Kistler, David L., 81, Aledo; 11:15 a.m., St. Catherine's Catholic, Aledo.
Larson, Andrew "Les" Leslie, 83, Moline; 11 a.m., Esterdahl, Moline.
McGinnis, Pat, 80, Bettendorf; 11 a.m., St. Peter's Episcopal, Bettendorf.
Riordan, Donald E., 74, Cambridge; 8 p.m., Stackhouse-Moore, Cambridge.
Robb, Neal Lambert, 78, New Windsor; 11 a.m., New Windsor Presbyterian.
Smith, Delone E. "Deeter," 63, New Boston; 2 p.m., New Boston United Methodist.
St. Clair, Helen L., 87, Davenport; 10:30 a.m., Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.
Stevens, Connie Louise, 69, Rock Island; 1 p.m., Hodgson, Rock Island.
VanRaes, A.L. "Curly," 96, Moline; 10 a.m., Sacred Heart, Moline.
Wagner, Sharon F., 69, Bettendorf; 10 a.m., Sacred Heart, Davenport.
Walline, Richard H., 91, Cambridge; 2 p.m., Stackhouse-Moore, Cambridge.


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  Today is Sunday, Aug. 31, the 243rd day of 2014. There are 122 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The Chicago and Rock Island Railroad will carry all who wish to attend the Chicago convention for half fare — that is, full fare to Chicago and return free.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Hardy Hetter, for several years yardmaster in the Burlington Railroad yards in Rock Island and Moline, was transferred to Beardstown. He was succeeded here by J.E. Albrecht.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Corn was estimated at 50 percent of the normal crop in Rock Island County by Crop Correspondent Thomas Campbell.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Robert Carroll, 12-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Farr Carroll, of near Aledo, won the grand championship of the Mercer County baby beef show with "Fat Stuff."
1964 -- 50 years ago: About 250 persons attended the first in a series of horse shows at the Hillandale Stables off Knoxville Road near Milan on Saturday afternoon and evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Ground was broken this morning for the $4.5 million Rock Valley Business Park near Rock Valley Plaza, Rock Island. The first building is 17,000 square feet for offices and a warehouse and should be completed by Dec. 1.

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