(Rock Island Argus  Monday, 12 February 1973)

Services set for Milan Man and Daughter killed in crash

Funeral services for Steven K. Black, 24, of 717 W. 10th St., Milan, and his 19 month old daughter, Ronda, who were killed Saturday afternoon in a single car crash on Interstate 80 near Newton, Iowa, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church, Rock Island.

The Rev. Merle R. Meeden, interim pastor of First Baptist Church will officiate.  Burial will be in National Cemetery at the Rock Island Arsenal.

Friends may call from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow at the Hodgson Funeral Home, Rock Island.

The two other passengers in the auto, Black's wife, Susan 24, and his brother, Michael Black, 15, Rock Island are listed in fair condition today.

Mrs. Black was transferred to Moline Public Hospital on Sunday, and Michael Black is being treated at Skiff Memorial Hospital in Newton.

Authorities said the car driven by Steven Black struck a bridge abutment on I-80 about seven miles west of Newton.  The auto reportedly passed a semi-trailer truck, veered off the highway and hit the bridge.

Jasper County Sheriff's deputies said traffic in the westbound lane of the interstate was backed up for almost four miles after the accident, which occurred at 2:30 p.m.

The Blacks were traveling to Des Moines to visit a relative, authorites said.

Steven Black was born Aug. 13, 1948, in Moline, a son of J.D. and Dorothy M. Breedlove Black.  He was reared and received his education in Rock Island.

He married Susan Harlow July 23, 1971, in Moline.  He was employed as a route salesman for Baker's Dairy, Moline.

Mr. Black was a Navy veteran of the Vietnam War.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Rock Island.

Survivors include the widow; a daughter, Andrea; his parents, Rock Island; three brothers, Michael and Kevin, both of Rock Island, and Douglas, Des Moines; and his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Loreta Breedlove, Rock Island.

Ronda Black was born June 23, 1971, in Silvis.

Survivors include her mother; her paternal grandparents; her maternal grandmother, Mrs. Lee Harlow, Coal Valley, and her paternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Breedlove.

(© 1973 R I Argus)