Deaths, May 7, 2013

Posted Online: May 06, 2013, 6:55 pm
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Borgstadt, Emma Jean, 79, Punta Gorda, Fla.; Weerts, Davenport.
Brown, William A. "Bill," 65, Bettendorf; McGinnis-Chambers, Bettendorf.
Clearman, Harold D., 99, of Buffalo; Weerts, Davenport.
Ealy, Dorothy L., 85, East Moline; Rafferty, Moline.
Hamilton, Larry D., 75, Davenport; Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.
Hodgett, Katherine R. "Kate," 98, Kewanee; Schueneman-Tumbleson, Kewanee.
Hoogerwerf, Michael, 49, of Ankeny, Iowa, formerly of Atkinson; Vandemore, Atkinson.
Justman, Helen, 94, Davenport; Runge, Davenport.
Kling, Dennis A., 64, Milan; Wheelan-Pressly, Milan.
Martensen, Vieno, 90, Rock Island; Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.
Martinez, Frank Jr., 68, Davenport, formerly of Fremont, Calif.; Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.
McAninch, Agnes M., 101, Davenport; Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.
McWilliams, Helen Fay, 50, Scooba, Miss.; Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.
Mitchell, Marion L., 66, of Moline; Trimble, Moline.
Moritz, Max, 75, Coal Valley; Wheelan-Pressly, Milan.
Muller, Wesley H., 95, Walcott; Bentley, Durant.
Nichols, Rev. Warren Glenn "Butch," 66, Alto, Ga.; McGahee-Griffin & Stewart, Cornelia, Ga.
Nickolson, Marjorie Jean, 78, Rock Island; Orr's, Rock Island.
Passig, Harold "Butch" W. Jr., 73, Davenport; Runge, Davenport.
Purcell, Patricia A., 79, East Moline; Van Hoe, East Moline.
Sapp, Marjorie Sue, Milan.
Smith, Ralph A., 76, Geneseo; Vandemore, Geneseo.
Stiegel, Donovan D., MD, Winter Park, Fla., formerly of the Quad-Cities area.
Troxel, Suzanne, 55, Davenport; Runge, Davenport.
Sharon, 73, New Boston; Speer, Aledo.


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  Today is Thursday, April 24, the 114th day of 2014. There are 251 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.

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