John Wilson


Funeral Mass for John V. Wilson, 79, a resident of Davenport was  Tuesday, December 14, 2010, at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, 4105 N. Division St. Davenport.

Burial was at the National Cemetery, Rock Island Arsenal with military rites conducted by American Legion Post # 26. John died Friday, Dec. 10, 2010 at Genesis Medical Center, East Rusholme St. Davenport after an extended illness.

John Vincent Wilson was born Feb. 22, 1931 in Rock Island, the son of John and Anna (Geris) Wilson.  John was a Korean War veteran.  He served in the Army and was awarded an Occupation Medal in Germany and a National Defense Service Medal.  John was united in marriage to Delores Kessler on Nov. 17, 1956 in Bettendorf.  He was employed as Plant Superintendent for Nichols Aluminum Company, Davenport, retiring in 1992.

John was a charter member of Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, CASI and American Legion Post # 26.   He enjoyed traveling and spending time at CASI.  John was a devoted family man.  He was a loving husband, father and brother and an inspiration to all that knew him. 


Memorials may be made to Our Lady of Victory Church, John F. Kennedy School or CASI. 

Survivors include his wife Delores, daughters, Annette (Michael) Floyd, Everett, WA. and Mary (Michael) Gilmore, Davenport; grandchildren, Gable Swoboda, Martha Floyd, Meredith Floyd and John-Michael Floyd and Joseph Floyd; a great granddaughter, Penelope Yerkovich; twin sister Joan Wilson, Davenport  and sisters Lolita Schlopher, Silvis, Helen Jorgenson, Davenport and Dorothy DeMink, Moline; and 33 nieces and nephews.

John was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Margaret Mary Reedy, a brother William Wilson and three infant siblings.    

Online remembrances and condolences may be expressed by visiting John’s obituary at

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