Mark Holmes


Share
Posted Online: June 30, 2014, 5:48 pm
Comment on this story | Print this story | Email this story
Mark Alan Holmes, 52, of Hermosa Beach, Calif., passed away unexpectedly Monday, June 16, 2014, at his home.
Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, July 3, at Greenview Memorial Gardens, East Moline. A luncheon will follow at Windmill Family Restaurant, 1190 Avenue of the Cities, East Moline. Memorials in Mark`s name may be made to Father Ted`s Kids in Kenya Ltd., 1200 Gleneagles Court, Lake Geneva, Wis. 53147. Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Rock Island, is assisting the family.
Mark graduated from Moline High School and the University of Northern Iowa.
Mark was preceded in death by his father, Jack Holmes, and by his stepfather, Donald Thompson. He is survived by his mother, Marilyn Thompson, Sebring, Fla.; his brothers, Michael Holmes (Debbe), Champaign, Ill., Michael Thompson, Moline, Joel Thompson (Brenda), Rock Island; and a sister, Donella Thompson Anderson (Jerome), Macomb. He also leaves behind four nieces and five nephews as well as an uncle, Ken Moran (Mary), Elgin. He will be missed by his many friends.
Online condolences may be left for the family at wheelanpressly.com.















 




Local events heading








  Today is Tuesday, Sept 2, the 245th day of 2014. There are 120 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






(More History)