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John Suess Jr.


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Posted Online: May 09, 2013, 6:17 pm
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John F. Suess Jr., 88, of Rock Island, passed away Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at Trinity Rock Island.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 2:30 p.m. today at St. Pius X Catholic Church, Rock Island, where visitation will be one hour prior to services. Burial with military honors, presented by American Legion Post 569/200 and V.F.W. Post 1303, will be at Calvary Cemetery, Rock Island. Memorials may be made to Alleman High School, Rock Island. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 3030 7th Ave., Rock Island.
John was born March 7, 1925, in Rock Island, a son of John F. Sr., and Emma Hays Suess. He married Erma M. Schnoebelen on Nov. 28, 1953, in Rock Island.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He served in the European Theater during the war.
John owned and operated S&W Television in Rock Island for over 30 years. He was a member of St. Pius X Catholic Church.
Surviving are his wife, Erma Suess, Rock Island; and one son, Michael Suess, and his wife Deanna, Minneapolis, Minn. John was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Elizabeth Hoyle.
Online condolences may be left for the family at wheelanpressly.com.














 



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