Richard J. Tragseiler, 91, of Bonita Springs, FL, formerly of Geneseo, passed away Sunday, July 7, 2013 at the Emertius Senior Living facility in Bonita Springs. A funeral service celebrating Richard’s life will be held 11:00 AM, Saturday, July 13, 2013 at Vandemore Funeral Home in Geneseo. Rev. Michael Pakula will celebrate. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery, Geneseo where military rites will be accorded by the Don Cherry VFW 5083. Visitation for Richard will be 10-11 AM (1 hour prior to the service) at the funeral home. Memorials may be left to St. Malachy Catholic Church.
Richard was born January 15, 1922 in Chicago, IL the son of Joseph and Philomena (Meyer) Tragseiler. He was a graduate of Lane Tech High School in Chicago, IL and proudly served his country in the United States Army. Richard was united in marriage to Catherine Lex on September 4, 1948 in Chicago. She preceded him in 2003. Richard worked in the Maintenance and Repair Division and Troubleshooting for the Zenith Radio Corporation in Chicago for 42 years. Richard was a member of St. Malachy Catholic Church in Geneseo and the Holy Name Society of the Church.
Survivors include : 2 sons Richard (Jean) Tragseiler Jr. Plainfield, IL, and Donald ( Debby) Tragseiler of Bonita Springs, FL; daughter Susan (William) Philhower of Geneseo; 1 grandson Michael (Cara) Tragseiler; 3 granddaughters: Christine (Bob) Michaels, Cassy (Michael) Boryszak, and Keli (Charles) Lau; and 6 great grandchildren.
Richard was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, and 1 brother: Edwin.