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Adam received his Doctor of
Philosophy degree in Materials
Science and Engineering,
Jan. 12, 2014, from Lehigh
University, Bethlehem, PA; he
received his Bachelor of
Science degree from Iowa State
University in May 2008. He
has recently accepted a two
year post doctoral research
position at CEA Marcoule
near Avignon, France.
We are so very proud of you and
all of your accomplishments!
Mom and Dad
(Denise Standard and
Richard Stone)
Dale Standard
Beverly Warning
Lawrence and Norma



30 years ago, the lives of our family forever changed. Life is
short was no longer a cliché, but a reality. Those of us left behind
will never, ever forget them and the happiness and joy they
brought into our lives and to our family. They were heroes. They
sacrificed their lives trying to save another. There are days when
it all seems so long ago, and other days when it comes thundering
into our hearts like it just happened.
Through no fault of their own, they left this world too soon,
creating a huge void never to be filled. The void being most
apparent at the high school graduations, weddings, college
graduations and the births of grandchildren. These are things that
are taken for granted on a daily basis for most people. Although
life goes on, the hurt never goes away and the memory of
April 5, 1984 will be forever etched in our minds and hearts. We
are extremely proud of the four children left with no fathers.
They’ve weathered the worst and came out on top.
Again, remembering Carl McDowell and his nephew, Danny
Walker. You’ll never be forgotten and they’ll never be forgiven.
The love of your family is with you.
Rest In Peace.



We would like to thank
everyone who participated,
organized and contributed to
the Memorial Snowmobile Run
for “Little” Chris Alstedt.
Everyone’s kindness is deeply
Jerry & Melodee Alstedt
Brad & Michele Marshall
& Family



There are no words to
express what our family feels
for all the kindness, caring,
visits, cards, phone calls, food,
plants, flowers and memorials
during my Mom’s illness and
the celebration of her passing
onto the great kingdom above.
It is beyond words the support
and love we have received.
My Mom was a great person
who left a great legacy. She
always had time to reach out to
others and her family was
created by love not blood. Her
family has a lot to live up to.
As we move forward, we
will build on that faith, her love
for her family, and her
commitment to service. The
memorial money will be used
for some technology projects at
church and a special activity
for the Rural True Blues 4-H
As I close, remember her
smile, as I shall remember her
as smiling, for what else would
one do in the presence of


7/13/27 — 3/17/04

It’s been 10 years since you
left us to be with Dad in heaven.
St. Patrick needed a dance
partner on his special day to do
the Irish Gig. So he asked God
if He could raise you in His
arms and bring you home so
you had no more pain. Please
know your family is still going
strong with loving memories of
you. We can see your presence
in the great-grandchildren you
have yet to meet. We were so
blessed to have you as our
Mum! We know that you are
watching over all of us, but we
truly miss you.
All Our Love,
John, Julie, David, Philip
and Andrea


4/14/60 — 2/25/13

The best memories are the ones that you can’t explain…
You just had to be there… Remembering a life well-lived.
Hayley, RJ & Danielle,
Mom, Brothers & Sisters and Families


2/14/64 — 7/4/13

You can shed tears
that he is gone;
Or you can smile
because he has lived.
You can close your eyes and pray that he will come back;
Or you can open your eyes and see all that he has left.
Your heart can be empty because you can’t see him;
Or you can be full of the love that you shared.
You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday;
Or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.
You can remember him
and only that he is gone;
Or you can cherish his memory and let it live on.
You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn
your back;
Or you can do what he would want: smile, open your eyes, love and go on.
The family of Jim Banaszek would like to thank everyone who showed their love and support for Jim, his daughters Megan and Jenna and his extended Banaszek family during his illness and passing. While we miss him dearly,
we know there is no more suffering.
Happy 50th Birthday to our Special Valentine Angel!


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  Today is Wednesday, April 23, the 113th day of 2014. There are 252 days left in the year.

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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