Deaths list, March 15, 2013

Posted Online: March 14, 2013, 7:13 pm
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Cygan, Josephine M. "Joy," 90, Bettendorf; Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.
Erickson, Ruby O., 82, Lawrenceville, Ga.; Tom M. Wages, Lawrenceville.
Hancock, Donald F., 84, Orion; Kirk, Huggins & Esterdahl, Orion.
Hendrix, Nina B., 82, Illinois City; Wheelan-Pessly, Milan.
Holst, Albion L. "Albie," 80, Bettendorf; Runge, Davenport.
Hughes, Mary Jayne, 89, Davenport; Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.
Johnson, Arthurlene, 70, Davenport; Cunnick-Collins, Davenport.
Kernan, Suellen A., 72, Princeton, Iowa; McGinnis-Chambers, Bettendorf.
Kistler, David L., 81, Aledo; Speer, Aledo.
Nerdahl, Joan Lois, 83, Moline; Rafferty, Moline.
Richey, Barbara Creger, 92, Rock Island; Pence-Reese, Newton, Iowa.
Samuelson, Robert W., 75, Moline; Esterdahl, Moline.
Smith, Shirley Mae, 86, Mesa, Ariz., formerly Rock Island; Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.
Spahr, Jimmie, 80, Davenport; Weerts, Davenport.
Wolff, Sherril J., 63, Davenport; Runge; Davenport.


Local events heading

  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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