Donald Rieker

Posted Online: May 07, 2013, 4:59 pm
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Donald M. Rieker, 63, of Carol Stream, Ill., formerly of Rock Island County, died May 2, 2013, at his home.
Funeral services are 7 p.m. Thursday, at Brust Funeral Home 415 N. Gary Ave., Carol Stream, with visitation 2 p.m. until services. Interment is private.
He was the beloved husband of Irene (nee) Inopia; dear father of Shawn and Tristen; fond grandfather of Mark, Ivan, Joshua and Megan; dear brother of Daniel (Judy), David (Ina), Christopher (Melanie) and Mary (Robert) Sprowls; cherished son of Marjorie and the late, Marion.


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1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.

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