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.


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  Today is Monday, July 28, the 209th day of 2014. There are 156 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Port Byron passengers and mails will be transported by the Sterling and Rock Island railroad.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The congregation of the First Methodist church worshiped in Harper's theater, where construction work is being done at the church site.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Three-eye baseball for Moline was assured the Danville Franchise will be transferred to the Plow city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Roseville Methodist Church is observing its 100th anniversary.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The last remaining unfinished portion of Interstate 80 between the Quad-Cities and Joliet will be opened to traffic by Aug 12.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Of all the highlights of the last 12 years, this is the greatest of all, said Dennis Hitchcock, producer director of Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, as he torched the mortgage, clearing a $220,000 loan financing the downtown Rock Island theater's beginnings in 1977.

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