Tracy Dean Black, 57, of Sheboygan, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on Wednesday, May 31, 2023.
Tracy was the eldest son of Philip and Nancy Black. He spent his younger years causing mischief and teasing his sister, Theresa. Tracy was a proud Falcon, graduating from Sheboygan Falls High School with the Class of 1984.
On October 17, 1992 he married the love of his life Sue Lutz at St. Luke United Methodist Church in Sheboygan. Together they raised the most wonderful children, Courtney, Samantha, and Joseph. When Tracy became Papa to his grandchildren, Evalynn, Johan, Juliana, and Natalia (“Baby N”) they became the light of his life and he couldn’t spend enough time with them, creating lasting memories. Family was his pride and joy.
Tracy’s passion for auto collision repair started when he was a young boy, working by his father’s side at the family shop Dean’s Auto Body. He was proud to own a family business with three generations working side-by-side. He was excited for his son, Joseph, to take over the business one day. He loved being able to take a break from the work day and enjoy daily lunches with his father and son. On the weekends he loved going to Packer games with his family. He also loved NASCAR and took pleasure in going to the races with his son. His motorcycle rides with Sue behind him were the perfect getaway for them. With the wind blowing through their hair, they could leave their worries behind. Tracy treasured the time he was able to spend up north at the family cabin in Mosinee. It’s where he spent time hunting and being able to be one with nature finding his peace. Tracy was a level headed, calming source for his family. Anytime anyone needed anything, he was there.
Tracy is survived by his wife of 30 years Sue Black, his three children Courtney (Josue) Camarillo, Samantha Black, and Joseph Black, his loving parents Philip and Nancy (Kautzer) Black, his younger sister Theresa (Jim) Mitchell, his adorable grandchildren Evalynn, Johan, Juliana, and Natalia Camarillo, his sister-in-law Rose Lee (Jay) Eissner, his brother-in-law Terry (Vicky) Lutz, his nieces and nephews Wesley and Payton Mitchell, Jordan and Gabriele Eissner, Zach, T. Jay (Jamie), and Shelby Lutz, and Trent Thorton. Tracy is further survived by wonderful aunts and uncles, cousins, and amazing friends. He was preceded in death by his grandparents; Art and Mildred Black and Edward and Adela Kautzer, his uncle Fritz Kautzer, his father- and mother-in-law Edward and Betty Lutz, and sister-in-law Debra (Jim) Gibeaux.
A celebration of Tracy’s life will be held on Wednesday, June 7, 2023 at 5:30 PM at Zimmer Westview Funeral & Cremation Care Center, W2132 Garton Rd., Sheboygan, with Pastor Cindy Thompson officiating. Relatives and friends may visit with the family on Wednesday, June 7, 2023 from 1:00 PM until 5:00 PM at the FUNERAL HOME. If you are unable to join the family for Tracy’s service, it will be livestreamed on his obituary page on the funeral home website.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hogs for Heroes or Wisconsin Collision Repair Professionals in Tracy’s name.
Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations. Ride on my love, ride on.