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E.A. Sisson

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E.A. 'GENE' SISSON, 95 ROCKTON - E.A. "Gene" Sisson, 95, of Rockton, Illinois, died at 10:17 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, 2013, in Beloit Memorial Hospital, from a sudden illness. Born November 28, 1917, in Bonus Township, Illinois, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Vern and Flora (Curtis) Sisson. Married the former Jean A. Cain on August 22, 1941, in Caledonia, Illinois. He was employed for 38 years in marketing by Lehigh Portland Cement Company in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Veteran of WWII, serving in the U.S. Army as a Captain and Commander of Company "E", 70th Infantry Division in the European Theatre. Member of the Old Stone Church, was a 32nd Degree Mason, member of the Scottish Rite, Louisville, Kentucky, Tebala Shrine, Rockford High 12 Club, lifetime member of the VFW, Rockton Walter Graham American Legion Post #332, Sons of the American Revolution and Society of the Mayflower Descendants. Survivors include wife, Jean Sisson, Rockton, Illinois; daughter, Susan (Richard) Hanson, Puyallup, Washington; son, Douglas Sisson, Beloit, Wisconsin; two grandchildren, Lucinda (Todd) Norton and Seth (Jill) Hanson, both of Washington state; five great-grandchildren, Sam, Will and Claire Norton and Blake and Clay Hanson, all of Puyallup, Washington; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Mark and Clarence Sisson; and sister, Vera Hage. Funeral ceremonies will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 2, 2013, at McCorkle Funeral Home - Rockton Chapel, 767 N. Blackhawk Blvd., Rockton, Illinois, with Pastor Dan Herman, Old Stone Church officiating. Burial will be in Scottish Argyle Cemetery, Argyle, Illinois. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 1. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Old Stone Church, 101 East Union, Rockton, IL 61072. To share a memory or send an online condolence, visit
Published in Rockford Register Star from June 28 to June 29, 2013
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