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 Saturday, July 26, the 207th day of 2014. There are 158 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: It is said that the ferry company has cleared about $10,000 since the burning of the railroad bridge. Couldn't the company now afford to pay that little bill it owes the city? 1889 -- 125 years ago: The sum of $4 million in cash in addition to supplies of immense value were forwarded to Jamestown, Pa., from all parts of the country for relief of the sufferers from the great flood. 1914 -- 100 years ago: The Board of Education secured a site for the New Central Grammar School by purchasing additional property south of Irving School for $3,400. 1939 -- 75 years ago: The total number of workers employed at the Farmall Works of International Harvester Co. has reached a peak of 5,300, the largest payroll in Rock Island. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Army engineers testified today that the water levels of Lakes Huron and Michigan are at a 104-year low. The condition is causing a multi-million dollar loss to commercial shipping. 1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Department of Revenue issued certification for a tax-increment- financing district Friday afternoon, opening one more door for developer Jim Massa to proceed through on his way to establishing an automobile raceway.