Deaths for Monday, April 29, 2013


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Posted Online: April 28, 2013, 6:22 pm
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Bethell, Gertrude, 92, Aledo; Speer, Aledo.
Bush, Patricia McCarthy, 80, Bettendorf; Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.
Davison, Donald, 88, New Boston; Dennison, Aledo.
Johnson, Carl, 88, Moline; Esterdahl, Moline.
Kaczinski, Vincent "Vince," 77, Long Grove; Chambers, Eldridge.
Marchand, Debra Joan, 56, Deerfield Beach, Fla.
Matheson, Donna N., 84, Bettendorf; Weerts, Davenport.
Slach, Donald Edward, 92, Milan; Wheelan-Pressly, Milan.
Tufts, Robert A., 84, Rock Island; Esterdahl, Moline.

















 



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1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
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