Sunset Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens

8800 North Alpine Road, Machesney Park, IL


David L. Wartgow

July 13, 1935March 10, 2020

David L. Wartgow, 84, passed away on March 10, 2020 at Park Manor in Park Falls, Wisconsin. He was born July 13, 1935 in Park Falls, Wisconsin, the son of Arthur and Olive Wartgow. He was one of 4 siblings. He married Phyllis Ridlon on October 6, 1956. They lived in Belvidere, Illinois and he worked at Belvidere Sunstrand for over 30 years. After retiring, they moved to Butternut, Wisconsin, where he was a member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church. David was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Phyllis, brother Gene Wartgow and granddaughter, Karlie Sell. He is survived by his wife Bonnie Wartgow; sisters Judy Hart and Sharon Teter; children, Ron (Teresa) Wartgow, Gary (JoAnne) Wartgow and Doreen (Dave) Sell; grandchildren, Karen (Kevin) Panke, Mike (Lindsey) Wartgow, Garret (Katie) Sell, Amy Sell, Jonathan (Lauren) Sell, and Steve (Amanda) McMahon; step-children, Rob Radlinger, Tom (Julie) Radlinger, Amy (Pat) Miesbauer and many great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, May 8th, 2020 at Sunset Funeral Home, 8800 N. Alpine Rd, Machesney Park, IL 61115. There will be a luncheon following the memorial service at the VFW, 11385 2nd St, Roscoe, IL 61073. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.


8 May

Memorial Service

10:00 am

Sunset Funeral Home

8800 N Alpine Rd
Machesney Park, Illinois 61115

Memories and condolences

Bring comfort and tell the story of your loved one’s lifetime. Leave a memory, tell a favorite story or share a kind word or condolence.

receive updates

when friends and family add new memories


for sharing memories and condolences