Funerals, April 10, 2013

Posted Online: April 09, 2013, 4:44 pm
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Beukema, Warren, 78, Fulton; 10:30 a.m., Fulton Presbyterian.
DeBord, Joseph M., 68, East Moline; 2 p.m., Rock Island National Cemetery, Arsenal Island (meet 1:30 p.m., Van Hoe, East Moline).
Gilland, Linda Susan, 59, resident of Heartland Health Care Center in Galesburg, formerly of Kewanee; 11 a.m., Rux, Kewanee.
Gillies, Bill, 62, Davenport; 10 a.m., Weerts, Davenport.
Keane, Nolan Seamus, 28, Kewanee; 11 a.m., First Congregational, Toulon.
Krupinski, Walter E., 87, East Moline; 10 a.m., Sullivan-Ellis, East Moline.
Larson, Mark A., 50, Geneseo; 10:30 a.m., Vandemore, Geneseo.
Masters, Tom R., 71, New Windsor; 11 a.m., Peterson-Wallin-Knox, Alpha.
McCraw, James "Jim" B., 72, Colona; 10 a.m., Schroder, Colona.
Ransom, Robert "Bob the joke man" Sr., 84, East Moline; 11 a.m., Schroder, Silvis.
Sandler, John E., 73, Bettendorf; 10:30 a.m., St. John Vianney Catholic, Bettendorf.


Local events heading

  Today is Saturday, Aug. 23, the 235th day of 2014. There are 130 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Telegraph reports state that, about 6 o'clock on the evening of the 20th, Quantrill, with about 800 of his thieves and robbers, surrounded Lawrence, Kan., and burned it to the ground.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Newton Beer's production of "Lost in London," which had a successful run for three seasons, was presented at Harper's Theater.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army commanded by Fran Duke Albrecht of Wurtemburg defeated the French army at Neufchmtenu.
1939 -- 75 years ago: John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline is starting a four-story, $104,000 addition to the combine assembly building.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Short Hills Country Club held onto its lead yesterday despite a rally by host Davenport Country Club and claimed the team title in the Sunshine Cup golf series.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad-Citians can look forward to more excitement and fun at this year's Rock Island Labor Day parade at 9:30 a.m. Sept 4, say organizers. This years theme is "Celebrate Rock Island."

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