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 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.

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