MICHAEL R. TARTAGLIA, 75 FAIRFIELD GLADE, Tenn. -Michael R. Tartaglia, 75, of Fairfield Glade was born to eternal life on Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, at home. Born Jan. 27, 1937, in East Chicago, Ind., the son of the late Frank and Viola (DiMichele) Tartaglia. He married Gloria (Eversole) Tartaglia. Michael was employed as a machine tool engineer in Rockford, Ill., prior to retiring to Teneesee. Michael leaves behind son, Michael A. (Jennifer) Tartaglia and daughters, Debra (Kurt) Weidner and Renee Tartaglia all of Rockford and Michelle (Brian) Jones of Oakland; beloved stepson, Mark Wetterstrand of Joliet, Ill.; beloved stepdaughter, Mary Wetterstrand of Schiller Park, Ill.; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; wife, Gloria Tartaglia of Fairfield Glade; brother, Frank (Donna) Tartaglia of Rockford. Predeceased by parents; sister, Esther Stern of Hammond, Ind.; and daughters, Andrea and Valerie of Rockford. First funeral mass was held at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Fairfield Glade. Service at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 22, at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, 1010 Ferguson St., Rockford, with visitation from 10 a.m. to time of service; Franciscan Friars will officiate. In lieu of flowers, please make memorials to Hospice of Cumberland County, 30 E. Adams St., Crossville, TN 38555.
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Published in Rockford Register Star from Oct. 19 to Oct. 20, 2012