Greg Black had an infectious smile


Greg Black (1967-2023)

Gregory D. Black was born May 24, 1967, in Rockford, Illinois, to parents David and Deedra Black. The family later moved to Roscoe, Illinois. Greg was a graduate of Hononegah Community High School in Rockton, Illinois.

He settled in Rochester, Minnesota, where he was employed at Title Underwriters Agency and later became an independent contractor.

Greg departed his life at the age of 55, after a long illness, on May 18, 2023. He was a beloved son, brother, uncle and friend.

Greg enjoyed golfing, watching Formula 1 racing, nature, traveling, gardening and had a special place in his heart for the family cabin in northern Wisconsin. Greg had an infectious smile. He loved life, people, and sunshine.

He is survived by his father, David, significant other, Kathy Houdek and her son, Joey, siblings, Lisa (Kevin) Rudy, Amy (Mark) Steward, and Chad (Jennifer Ahlstrand) Black, nieces and nephews Ken (Ang), Lindsay (Wes), Megan (Jacob), Nathan Kori (Sam) and Austen (Marisa), great-niece and nephew, Nora and Ryker and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He was predeceased by his mother, Deedra Black.

Funeral services will be held at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, May 31, 2023 at Olson North Main Chapel, 2811 N. Main St., Rockford. Visitation will be from 10 to 11:45 a.m. prior to the service. Private burial will be in Rockton Township Cemetery, Rockton, IL. Memorials may be made to the family, to be established at a later date. 

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