Funerals, May 8, 2013

Posted Online: May 07, 2013, 5:00 pm
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Brown, William "Bill" A., Bettendorf; 10 a.m., First Assembly of God, Bettendorf.
Johnson, Darlene L., 84, Geneseo; 11 a.m., Vandemore, Geneseo.
Kandis, Frances M., 87, East Moline; 10 a.m., Assumption Greek Orthodox, East Moline.
Martinez, Frank Jr., 68, Davenport, formerly of Fremont, Calif.; 6:30 p.m., Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.
Norvell, Mona E., 83, Davenport; 11 a.m. Rock Island National Cemetery, Arsenal Island. Meet by 10:30 a.m. at Weerts, Davenport.
Petersen, Kathlyn M., 85, Davenport; 11:15 a.m., Kahl Home, Davenport.
Ricketts, Cheryl Janet, 85, Davenport and Bettendorf; 10 a.m., St. John Vianney Catholic, Bettendorf.
Rinella, Francis S. "Fran," 95, Kewanee; 10 a.m., St. Mary Catholic, Kewanee.


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1864 -- 150 years ago: Quite a number of Negroes have lately been brought here by abolition offers returning from the army in violation of the laws of the state.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Miss Tillie Denkmann, of Rock Island, was making plans to accompany a Davenport family on a tour of Europe.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German advance into Belgium was going apparently without serious check. The American ambassador at Berlin published a denial of the charge that Americans had been ill-treated in Germany.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Seventy-two members of Rock Island High School's 1939 graduating class are preparing to enter college — 34 of them at Augustana.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the oldest buildings in Milan, which for a number of years has housed the Milan Hotel, will be razed to make way for a modern, two-story office structure.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some are blaming it on the sudden influx of insects and the extreme humidity. Still others say the invasion was inspired by a recent movie. But whatever the reason, the Quad-Cities is swarming with bats.

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