Deaths for Friday, April 26, 2013

Posted Online: April 25, 2013, 6:19 pm
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Casel, James J., 75, Eldridge; Chambers, Eldridge.
Felderman, Dennis A., 71, Ocala, Fla., formerly of Bettendorf; Weerts, Davenport.
Kleiber, Neil P., 85, formerly of Moline; DeRoo, Moline.
Lemkau, Lyle F., 85, Rock Island; Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.
Meier, Helen, 79, Davenport; Runge, Davenport.
Smith, Edythe M., 96, formerly of Eldridge; McGinnis-Chambers, Bettendorf.
Stablein, Frank S. Jr., 64, Moline; DeRoo, Moline.
Swank, Edwin "Gene," 83, Ocala, Fla., formerly of Elvaston, Ill.; Stackhouse-Moore, Cambridge.
Wiersema, Annette J. Hook, 82, East Moline; Van Hoe, East Moline.
Wolfsmith, Joseph Francis, 76, Moline; DeRoo, Moline


Local events heading

  Today is Friday, April 18, the 108th day of 2014. There are 257 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: A new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.

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