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: Recruits can get $500 by enlisting now. Lt Jobe has a recruiting office on Illinois Street.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Superintendent Schnitger formally inaugurated the Rock Island and Davenport Railway Line of the Holmes system by putting on four cars to start.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Wires of the defunct Union Electric Co. are being removed by city electricians.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The Bishop Hill softball team won the championship in WHB"S Mississippi Valley tournament at Douglas Park.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A boom in apartment construction has hit Rock Island, with approximately 300 units either in or near the construction stage or due for an early rezoning decision.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Members of the Bi-State Metropolitan Planning Commission are hoping to revive their push for a new $70 million four-lane bridge spanning the Mississippi River.

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