Rosalee A. Pirkl, 64, of Milan, passed away Sunday, March 24, 2013, at University of Iowa Hospital, Iowa City. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, April 14, at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 3030 7th Ave., Rock Island. Inurnment will be at a later date. Memorials may be made to a favorite charity. Rosalee was born on Aug. 2, 1946, in Moline, a daughter of Rudolph and Katherine A. "Kay" Wilbert Pirkl. She currently worked at MidAmerican Energy Co., where she was employed for many years. Rosalee enjoyed bowling and loved caring for her cats. She was an avid reader and member of a book club. Surviving are one brother and sister-in-law, Lawrence R. "Lon" and Sharon K. Pirkl, Colona; nephew, Jason M. Pirkl, Milan; grandniece, Neila G. Pirkl; and grandnephew, Jadon Pirkl. Rosalee was preceded in death by her father; mother; stepfather, Maurice "Mike" Tarr; and one sister, Beverly JoAnn Pirkl.
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Today is Thursday, Dec. 12, the 346th day of 2013. There are 19 days left in the year. 1863 -- 150 years ago: Two boys who haul coal from Coal Valley to Davenport were arrested yesterday for running their teams through the city street at a furious rate. 1888 -- 125 years ago: E.H. Barker dislocated his left wrist and suffered a compound fracture of the right wrist when he fell from the roof of his icehouse. 1913 -- 100 years ago: Lou Harris was elected county superintendent of schools to fill the unexpired term of the late S.J. Ferguson. 1938 -- 75 years ago: The U.S. Supreme Court ruled today that a state must give equality in educational privileges to white and Negro law students. 1963 -- 50 years ago: About 300 employees of the Augustana Book Concern, staff members of the Board of Publication of the Lutheran Church in America, as well as friends of the community and out-of-town guests honored Dr. Birger Swenson at the annual Christmas dinner of the Augustana Book Concern last night in Westerlin Hall on the Augustana College campus. 1988 -- 25 years ago: The Christmas shopping season began early this year and continues to bring out shoppers in record numbers, according to Quad-Cities retailers interviewed today.