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Andrew J. "Andy" Tryggestad


1948 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
Andrew J. "Andy" Tryggestad Obituary
Andrew J. "Andy" Tryggestad 1948—2018
Andrew J. "Andy" Tryggestad, 70, of Rockford, passed away Wednesday, September 5, 2018. He was born April 18, 1948, in La Crosse, Wisconsin, the son of Leyton and Mary (Stilwell) Tryggestad. He was a graduate of Guilford High School, Class of 1966. He went on to serve honorably in the United States Navy, aboard the USS Guadalcanal (LPH-7), during the Vietnam War. Andy became a chef at the Western Wisconsin Technical Institute. He was famous for his beef stroganoff and his "buzzard soup". Andy was a generous man who would help anyone. He was a member of the American Legion Post 1207 and the VFW Post 9759, Loves Park. Andy enjoyed spending time with his youngest nephew, Max. Andy will be forever remembered as a loving brother, uncle, great- uncle and friend. Survived by his brother, Lynn (Jean) Tryggestad; sister, Marla (Gary) Cottrell; 14 nieces and nephews; numerous great-nieces and nephews; and sister-in-law, Jill Tryggestad. Predeceased by his parents; brothers, Irvin, Kerry, Lon and Aaron Tryggestad.
Memorial service will be at 6 p.m. Friday, September 14, 2018, at Fitzgerald Funeral Home and Crematory, Mulford Chapel, 1860 S. Mulford Rd. Rockford, IL 61108, with visitation from 4 p.m. until time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family for a cause to be determined at a later date. Share online condolences at www.fitzgeraldfh.com.
Published in Rockford Register Star from Sept. 11 to Sept. 13, 2018
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