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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 Saturday, April 19, the 109th day of 2014. There are 256 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.

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