Funerals, April 22, 2013

Posted Online: April 21, 2013, 8:39 pm
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Gernant, Dorothy A., 99, Geneseo; 11 a.m. , First United Methodist, Geneseo.
Herbert, Mildred E., 91, Moline; 10 a.m., Sacred Heart, Moline.
Hottenstein, Janet L., 75, Davenport; 11 a.m., First Christian, Davenport.
James, Robert A., 81, Morrison; 11 a.m., Bosma-Renkes, Morrison.
Leibengood, George "Bud" E., 92, Bartow, Fla., formerly of Moline; 11 a.m., Esterdahl, Moline.
Meyer, Don Raymond, 82, Kewanee; 11 a.m., Schueneman-Tumbleson, Kewanee.
Moldt, James R. "Jim," 77, Davenport; 10 a.m., Holy Family Catholic, Davenport.
Sacco, Betty, 83, Knoxville, Ill.; 10 a.m., Corpus Christi Catholic, Galesburg.
Samson, William Vaskin Sr., 86, of Grayslake; 11 a.m., St. George Armenian Church, Waukegan.
Spies, George Jr., 83, Maysville, Iowa; 10 a.m., Runge, Davenport.
Verhaeghe, Joyce Marie, 79, East Moline; 10 a.m., Van Hoe, East Moline.


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1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.

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