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 Thursday, April 24, the 114th day of 2014. There are 251 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East. 1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil. 1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.