Jerry R. Sisson, 63, of rural Geneseo, died Saturday, April 20, 2013, at his home. Cremation has been accorded and a private family memorial service will be held at Stackhouse-Moore Funeral Services, at a later date. There will be no visitation.
He 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. He attended Palmer Junior College in Davenport, Iowa, 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. He married Linda Holtz Steele 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 VFW Post No. 5083, Geneseo, and the Colona American Legion Post. His hobbies included NASCAR, hunting and fishing.
Survivors include his wife, Linda; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Matthew Robert and Grace Sisson of Colona and Joseph David Sisson of Moline; two grandsons; his mother, Rosemarie Sisson of Geneseo; a step daughter and her husband, Kimberly and Nate Pierce of Bettendorf, Iowa; two stepsons, Hartwell Steele III and his wife, Kimberly of Rock Island and Nathan Steele of Geneseo; 10 step-grandchildren; two step-great grandchildren; a nephew, Chris Cordell; and a sister-in-law, Judy Howell. He was preceded in death by his father, a sister and a brother.