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 Thursday, April 24, the 114th day of 2014. There are 251 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East. 1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil. 1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.