Mr. Rasso died Thursday, April 4, 2013, at Aspen Rehab & Health Care, Silvis. Memorials may be made to the Aspen Activity Fund.
D.J. was born Oct. 7, 1927, in a boxcar in the Silvis Yards, the son of Juan and Maria Montecino Razo. He served in the U.S. Navy. He married Esther Ponciano on May 16, 1953, in Chicago.
He had worked for the former Rock Island Lines, retiring when they closed. He had played baseball for the Rebel's and the Aztec's in the Mexican Baseball League during the 1940s and 1950s. He was active in forming the softball league on Campbell's Island. He was an avid Chicago Cubs fan and Chicago Bears fan. He enjoyed gardening and loved his family.
Survivors include his wife, Esther Rasso, East Moline; daughter, Donna Fitch, East Moline; son, Roland Rasso, Rock Island; granddaughter, Michelle Hunigan, Davenport; great-grandchildren, Omar Jr. and ShaRee Hunigan; and a great-great-grandchild due September 2013; and brothers, Peter Razo, Sterling, Ill., David (Helen) Rasso, East Moline, and Fred Rasso, Moline.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Esperanza; and brothers, Tom, Jack and Joseph Rasso.
Online condolences may be left for the family at vanhoe.com.