Gene Traggardh Posted: 2022-01-14 11:06:30


Gene Traggardh III, 51, of Rockford, passed January 10, 2022.
Visitation will be on Saturday, January 22, 2022, from 11:00am until 3:00pm with a service being held at 1:00pm at DeFiore Funeral Home 10763 Dundee Road, Huntley.
On September 27, 1970, Gene Traggardh III was born as the second eldest child to Gene and Sue Traggardh. He went to school and grew up in Hanover Park where he would play baseball, basketball, football and make numerous friends.
As Gene got older he would find his love for fishing, bowling, playing bags, and the Pittsburg Steelers. He would also acquire a variety of jobs; one which would be Walmart, where he would meet the love of his life, Josette, whom he married in 1995.
Gene was a family-oriented man who would be the first to show up if anyone needed him. He was kind, funny, and truly loved his family and friends. He enjoyed parties, holidays, and barbeques; basically anything that would bring together all those he loved so much.
He is survived by his wife, Josette, his parents, Sue (Ron) Nesler, and Steve Serwatka, stepson, Marquis (Joy) Garrette, his son by heart, John (Janet) Traggardh, his siblings, Suzy (Bob) Smith, Ron Traggardh, Dawn Sharp, and Stephanie (Bob) Meyer and by many nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death, his father Gene Traggardh II.
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Tony & Carmela Wagner 2022-01-18 19:54:45

He was a great and loving man. We were so blessed to have meet Gene and considered him a friend. We will miss you. Until we meet again my friend

Lorethia W. Grigsby 2022-01-20 19:49:06

My Deepest Condolences to my Josette I will Love him forever as you. From his other family.. The Grigsby from Florida.

Toyia Grigsby Giron 2022-01-20 20:14:02

My white brother from another mother, we had some good times and lots of memories that will last a lifetime. You are loved by anyone that knew you. Thanks for always knowing how to make me laugh. You will be missed and never forgotten. My condolences to the immediate family. Although I will not be able to make it, I send my love and prayers with each of you. May his memories live on.