“In all things, give Thanks” 

Thessabnians 5:18

Simon Sierra

MAY 30, 1944 ~ FEBRUARY 5, 2019 (AGE 74)

After Simon’s mass details of a luncheon and the place will be announced. Simon wanted his family and friends not to worry about the menu so he requested his food be catered in. Desserts are welcome to be brought in.

Loving * Caring * Sharing

- This Is Family -

Simon Sierra

I am saddened to annouce the passing of our SIERRA family member                                                      SIMON SIERRA.                                                    “Courage, above all thing, is the first quality of a warrior”                            Carl Van Clausewitz                                                                                                                                                                                                              Simon the warrior the veteren fought the fight with courage.                                                                                                                             

Simon Sierra

MAY 30, 1944 ~ FEBRUARY 5, 2019 (AGE 74)

Simon Sierra, 74, of East Moline, was blessed by the good Lord with a peaceful passing surrounded by family on Tuesday, February 5, 2019, at Select Specialty Hospital, Davenport.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m., Friday, February 8, 2019, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, Silvis.  Visitation will be from 3-7 p.m. with a rosary recited at 7:00 on Thursday, at Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, Ltd., Moline.  Burial will be at the National Cemetery, Rock Island Arsenal where military rites will be accorded by MAVA Chapter 4 and VVA Chapter 299.  Memorials may be made to MAVA (Mexican American Veterans Association).

Simon was born on May 30, 1944, in Moline, the son of Amador Terronez and Jessie (Vasquez) Sierra.  He married Carol Boldt-Near.  He had been employed in the safety division as a highway maintainer for the Illinois Department of Transportation, retiring after 30 years.

Simon was a U.S. Navy Veteran serving from 1961-1965 and was aboard the first aircraft carrier into Vietnam following the Gulf of Tonkin incident.   He was a life member and past commander of the VFW 8890, life member of the Mexican American Veterans Association Chapter 4, life member of VVA Chapter 299, and the East Moline American Legion Post 227.

Simon was also a past member of the Optimist Club and the East Moline/Silvis Jaycees.  He was active with the Republican Party and a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.  Simon loved to travel and visit national parks where he enjoyed photographing wildlife.  He was proud that he accomplished visiting all 50 states with Maine being the last one.  Simon had a great love for Christmas and his annual Circa 21 event.  He loved to golf and was an avid fan of Northwestern University; Simon took great pride in his yard and landscaping.  Above all was his love of family and his drive to see youth succeed in life.

Survivors include his wife, Carol; siblings, Paul Sierra, Moline, James Sierra, Colona, Peter (Jan) Sierra, Silvis, Veronica (Jerome) Houtekier, Moline, Francisco (Ronna Roessler) Sierra, East Moline, Rita Trulson, Silvis, Father Angel Sierra, Tuscola, Raymond (Linda True) Sierra, Silvis, Lydia “Martina” (Scott) Castel, Moline; numerous nieces and nephews; and 2 grandsons, Isaiah and Zachary.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Amador Jr. and sister, Esperanza Hay.

Memories may be shared on the tribute wall.

There’s still time to send flowers to the Visitation at the Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, Ltd. from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM on                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   “Death and Love are the two wings that bear the good man to heaven”          Michelangelo     

Keko Martinez

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Raymond Alonzo


Please pray for Raymond Alonzo who is in Hospice care at his home on 4th Street Silvis. The family welcomes visitors.




Sierra Family Reunion

Today is our 3rd day of the Sierra Family Reunion, remember this is the only night you can purchase your River Bandit Ticket from Peter Sierra at Empire Park in Hampton between the hours of 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm.
Get your children ticket for Pee Wee Golf from Ramona Trout.
A SHOUT OUT to the 3rd generation, after the family reunion meeting on Sunday I would like us to meet in a certain area of the park, which will be determine on that day to take a group picture. My son-n-law Rich offered to take the picture. I have put myself in charge to gather us 3rd generation together.
Now if any of the other generations want a group picture Rich will take the picture but someone of that generation needs to take charge of getting their group together and position. Let me know your name or group if your willing to get your generation together for your group picture. Pictures will need to be taken before Volleyball tournament.
Thank you to all who are sharing their old and new photos, please continue and with new ones of this years reunion
Blessing to all



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2018 Sierra Golf Outing

I didn’t have a picture with Camille JR


This year the surviving “FAB FIVE” will be celebrating their

70th Birthday





Pick up tickets at Friday night Horse shoe/Bag tournaments

from 5:00pm to 7:00pm

See Peter Sierra

July 17, 2018

Note from chairperson:                Angela Molina

Reservations at the Windlmill restaurant has been confirm.

Deposit for Willow has been done.

I want to thank Jessica Trout (birth year 2000) in taking notes for me at the meeting. Jessica is a member of the 5th generation which has approximately 148 members. Beginning with birth year 1971 to 2012.

Thank you members of the 4th generation consisting of approximately 114 members for coming to meeting, Ramona, Rachel and Eydie. Beginning with birth year 1953 to 2003.

Then the 3rd generation consisting of myself, Teresa, Peter, Francisco, Caroline and Merci, thanks for attending. There are 55 members in are generation. Beginning birth year 1931 to 1966.

Family I pointed out these statics in hoping that you may think and dig deep into your hearts about being involved  in continuing planning our family reunion legacy.

I’m looking for someone to host the year ending family union meeting this September or October. If interested contact your representative.

Blessings to All

Angela Molina


Sierra Reunion Meeting 06/25/18


Meeting Notice for Sierra Family Reunion 2018

Meeting will be on Monday the 25th of June 2018

 Hosted By Peter and Jan Sierra at their home

 513 10th Street A  Silvis, Il. 61282.

                           Beginning at 5:00pm Dinner

                           Meeting at 6:00pm

Meeting Monday the 25th of June

Meeting Agenda

  1. Tuesday        8/07/18        No Bandits game on that day
  2. Wednesday  8/08/18       Swim Party at Willow
  3. Thursday      8/09/18        Bingo Night at Heritage Center
  4. Friday            8/10/18       Hot dogs etc.  At Empire Park
  5. Saturday       8/11/18        River Bandits Baseball game
  6. Sunday          8/12/18        Sierra Reunion Picnic
  7. Raffles, tournaments, prizes, 50/50
  8. Ticket pick up at Frank’s Pizzeria Friday August 3rd 2018




Graduation Annoucement







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Thoughts&Prayers to Jimmy Campos Family

Raymond “Jimmy” Campos

April 18, 1939 – April 03, 2018


To See Obituary Click On Link Below