Funeral services for Louis D. Viscioni, 99, of East Moline, will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Anne Catholic Church, East Moline. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, East Moline. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Tuesday at the Van Hoe Funeral Home Ltd., East Moline, where a rosary will be recited at 4 p.m. Mr. Viscioni died Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, at Good Samaritan Village, Geneseo. In lieu of flowers and gifts, memorials may be made to the Good Samaritan Village Activity Fund. Louis was born May 2, 1913, in Moline, the son of Emidio Dominick and Barbara Fidanza Viscioni. During the 1930s, he was a Silver Gloves Boxing Champion and an active member of the Viscioni Tigers Boxing Club. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He married Elsie M. Janssens Feb. 23, 1946, in Rock Island. She died May 31, 1991. He retired from John Deere Harvester Works, East Moline, in 1971, after 35 years of service. Louis was active in his community. He had served as 4th Ward alderman in East Moline for 16 years. He had been a member of the East Moline American Legion Post 227 and its Honor Guard, AMVETS, Catholic Order of Foresters, Fraternal Order of Eagles, Moline Boulders Club and UAW Local 865. He enjoyed bowling, rolle bolle and working jigsaw puzzles. He had been a proud member of the former St. Mary's Catholic Church, East Moline. Survivors include his daughters, Patricia (Ron) Thompson, Colona, and Michelle Viscioni, East Moline; sons, Thomas (Laura) Viscioni, East Moline, and Gerald (Diana) Viscioni, East Moline; grandchildren, Michael (Lia) Hanson, Heather (Joe) Sullivan and Anthony (Yvonne) Viscioni; great-grandchildren, Jeremiah and Leandra Viscioni and Colin Hanson; five nieces; many great nieces and nephews; and special caregiver, Jan DeCap. He is preceded in death by his parents; wife; daughter, Barbara; grandson, Ronald Viscioni; sisters, Anne DeMeyer and Mary Mueller; brother, Albert "Bert" Viscioni; two nephews; and a niece. The family would like to thank Good Samaritan Village, Geneseo, for its excellent care. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.vanhoe.com.
Today is Friday, Dec. 20, the 353rd day of 2013. There are 11 days left in the year. 1863 -- 150 years ago: The sad news of the death of Gen. John Buford will be found in our telegraphic dispatches. 1888 -- 125 years ago: The executive committee societies, with J.W. Cavanaugh as chairman, have arranged for the second annual industrial fair at the Rock Island rink. 1913 -- 100 years ago: Margaret Schroder, Rock Island police matron, has been appointed by Judge B.S. Bell as chief probation officer for Rock Island County. 1938 -- 75 years ago: Bestor F. Witter has been named president of the Junior Chamber of Commerce. 1963 -- 50 years ago: Possible development of a field house on the site of the former bus garage in Rock Island was announced today by C.W. Sorensen, president of Augustana College, after the Illinois Commerce Commission authorized donation of the building to the college. 1988 -- 25 years ago: Moline based Beling Consultants and the Chicago based firm HNTB got the go-ahead today to begin a $1.087 million Quad City Airport terminal expansion.