James Harry Tollerud, 76, of Coal Valley, passed away Friday, March 15, 2013, at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House in Bettendorf. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Schroder Mortuary, Silvis. Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the mortuary. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery, Geneseo. Memorials may be made to the family. James was born June 30, 1936, in Moline, the son of Harry and Grace Tollerud. He retired from IH Farmal in 1989. He enjoyed working on cars, hunting and camping. Survivors include his daughters, Treasa Poma and Grace Husky; sons, Dan, Jonathan and Harold Tollerud; grandchildren, Destiny Tollerud, Jonathan Tollerud, Zachary Tollerud, Austin Tollerud, Kayla Pairrett and Breanna Pairrett; and a brother, Dan Tollerud. Online condolences may be sent to the family at schrodermortuary.com.
Today is Friday, March 7, the 66th day of 2014. There are 299 days left in the year. 1864 -- 150 years ago: The ferry boat came up to her dock yesterday and was punching away at the ice, which is crowded up against the Iowa shore. 1889 -- 125 years ago: J.C. Bromley, of Rock Island, has received a patent on a steam activated valve. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Major. C.W. Hawes, head clerk of the Modern Woodmen of America, was honored by department chiefs on his 73rd birthday 1939 -- 75 years ago: Mayor Robert Galbraith declared that 75 percent of the people here have talked to "favor construction of Rock Island's new city hall in Spencer Square." 1964 -- 50 years ago: C.H. Langman & Sons, Rock Island, has been awarded the general contract for partial rehabilitation and modernization of the main building at the East Moline State Hospital. The Langman firm bid $424,839. 1989 -- 25 years ago: The cost of living in the Quad-Cities is 6.8 percent less than the average of 260 metropolitan areas.