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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  Today is Sunday, April 20, the 110th day of 2014. There are 255 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The attention of contractors is called to proposals for building a magazine. The building is to be erected on the south side of the island, above the railroad, nearly opposite Sinnit's ice houses.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Ladies patent leather tip shoes were selling for $3 at the M & K store, and men's spring overcoats were advertised at $7.50.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Fred Feuchter, of Davenport, was elected president of the Tri-City Post Office Clerks club, and Joe Goldsmith, of Rock Island, was named secretary treasurer.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mass vaccination of more than 1,600 employed of the Rock Island Arsenal has been ordered by Col. Norman Ramsey after a 13-year-old daughter of the Arsenal manager became ill with smallpox.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The 1964 Scout-O-Rama of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts closed a two-day session last evening at the Rock Island Armory with 5,000 paid attendance.
1989 -- 25 years ago: "From the horse and buggy days ... to this" said Mercer County Sheriff Marvin Thirtyacre, waving his hand to indicate the sheriff's department facilities at the new $1.5 million Mercer County Jail in Aledo.

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