Jerry Sisson


Share
Posted Online: April 21, 2013, 8:39 pm
Comment on this story | Print this story | Email this story
Jerry R. Sisson, 63, of rural Geneseo, died on Saturday, April 20, 2013, at his home.
Cremation has been accorded, and a private family memorial service will be at Stackhouse-Moore Funeral Services, 225 E. Park St., Geneseo, at a later date. There will be no visitation.
Jerry Ray Sisson was born on July 31, 1949, in Kewanee, the son of Amos L. and Rosemarie Moulton Sisson. He was educated in Cambridge and East Moline schools and graduated from United Township High School in 1967. Jerry attended Palmer Junior College in Davenport and received an associate degree in engineering. He served in the U.S. Army from 1969 to 1971 and had a tour of duty in Vietnam. His marriage to Linda Holtz Steele took place on April 19, 2001, in Cambridge.
His employment was at the Rock Island Arsenal from 1972 until retiring in 2004. He was a member of the Don Cherry Post 350, VFW, Geneseo, and the Colona American Legion Post. His hobbies included NASCAR, hunting and fishing.
Those surviving are his wife, Linda; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Matthew Robert and Grace Sisson, Colona, and Joseph David Sisson, Moline; two grandsons; and his mother, Rosemarie Sisson, Geneseo. Other survivors include a stepdaughter and her husband, Kimberly and Nate Pierce, Bettendorf; two stepsons, Hartwell Steele III and his wife, Kimberly, Rock Island, and Nathan Steele, Geneseo; 10 stepgrandchildren; two stepgreat-grandchildren; a nephew, Chris Cordell; and sister-in-law, Judy Howell. His father, a sister and a brother preceded him in death.
Condolences may be expressed by visiting Jerry's obituary at stackhousemoore.com.













 



Local events heading








  Today is Wednesday, April 23, the 113th day of 2014. There are 252 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




(More History)