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, Aug. 22, the 234th day of 2014. There are 131 days left in the year. 1864 -- 150 years ago: The ferry boat, Rock Island, having been put in good order at the boat yard is now making her regular trips, much to the gratification of those who have to cross the river. 1889 -- 125 years ago: W.J. Gamble, for many years superintendent of the Moline & Rock Island railway, leased the Fourth Avenue Hotel and renovated and refurnished it throughout. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Pending the building of new public schools or additions to the present ones to provide adequate room for all the children, the board of education decided that pupils younger than 6 years old would not be accepted in Rock Island schools. 1939 -- 75 years ago: The fifth annual New Windsor Fair and Horse show, which has been delayed for two days because of unfavorable weather, got off to a new start last night. The parade was held this morning. 1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island County Fair and Rodeo will celebrate its silver anniversary this year. The fair opens Tuesday and will run through Saturday and offers entertainment and activity for young and old. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Earl Hanson School, Rock Island, joins the Program to Assist Latch Key Student, which aids working parents. PALS is a before and after school program for grades 1-6 in certain Rock Island public and private schools.