Jerry Sisson


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Posted Online: April 21, 2013, 8:39 pm
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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.













 



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