John Lusson


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Posted Online: Oct. 25, 2011, 5:20 pm
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John T. Lusson, 52, of Rock Island, died Monday, Oct. 24, 2011, at Trinity Rock Island.

Services will be held 11 a.m. Friday at St. Pius X Catholic Church, Rock Island. Inurnment will be at a later date. Visitation will be held 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 3030 7th Ave., Rock Island, where a rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Memorials may be made to Alleman High School.

John was born Jan. 16, 1959, in Davenport, a son of Jerome V. and Evelyn I. Patterson Lusson. He married Diana L. Dieterich on Sept. 24, 1983, in Rock Island.

John was employed for 25 years with the city of Rock Island, from which he retired in 2007. He was a member of St. Pius X Catholic Church, Rock Island, and Allouez Council 658, Knights of Columbus, Rock Island.

John enjoyed being with family and friends. He was very active in his children's lives and activities. He enjoyed coaching basketball for a time at Jordan School.

He was an avid sports fan and loved the Chicago Cubs, Chicago Bears and the Fighting Illini.

Surviving are his wife, Diana, Rock Island; son, Michael Lusson, Normal, Ill.; daughter, Aimee Lusson, Chicago; brothers, Stephen E. (Juanita) Lusson, Corpus Christi, Texas, and Michael J. (Molly) Lusson, Raleigh, N.C.; sister, Judith Durbin, Rock Island; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Online condolences may be left for the family at wheelanpressly.com.














 



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