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.


Local events heading

  Today is Thursday, Oct. 2, the 275th day of 2014. There are 90 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.

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