Ronald Edmund Wantuch
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Ronald Edmund Wantuch, 65, of Mt. Prospect, passed away on May 9, 2020. Loving husband of Linda, nee Gibson; devoted father of Adeline; caring brother of Janice (Edward) Nowotarski and Donna (Carter) Wantuch-Cleland; kind uncle to many; son the late Florence, nee Malyszko, and the late Edmund. He will be missed by friends and neighbors. Ron was dedicated to his wife and daughter. He loved family, vintage American cars, 60's music, crossword puzzles and working around his house. He always was willing to jump in and help anyone who needed a hand. Ron's quiet sense of humor and quick smile made everyone feel welcome. Ron worked for Coca-Cola for more than 40 years. He was proud to send Adeline off to college last fall. An account has been set up to help with Adeline's educational expenses. Checks can be made to Adeline Wantuch, First Midwest Bank, Attn: Elboni Thomas, 1445 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL 60642. A Memorial Service will be celebrated at a later date.



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Published in Chicago Tribune on May 17, 2020.
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May 24, 2020
I will miss Ron very much. He was a true, giving man who loved Linda and Adeline wholeheartedly. I enjoyed our conversations at our work Christmas parties. We had many laughs ...
Martha Rhodes
Friend
May 24, 2020
I will miss Ron very much. He was a true, giving man who loved Linda and Adeline wholeheartedly. I enjoyed our conversations at our work Christmas parties. We had many laughs ...
Martha Rhodes
Friend
May 24, 2020
I will miss Ron very much. He was a true, giving man who loved Linda and Adeline wholeheartedly. I enjoyed our conversations at our work Christmas parties. We had many laughs ...
Martha Rhodes
Friend
May 24, 2020
I will miss Ron very much. He was a true, giving man who loved Linda and Adeline wholeheartedly. I enjoyed our conversations at our work Christmas parties. We had many laughs ...
Martha Rhodes
Friend
May 21, 2020
When Ron and our daughter Linda got married 21 years ago we were so lucky to have Ron for a son in law. Ron was always there to give you a hand in whatever you needed to be done. At our family dinners he would be right in the kitchen rolling up his sleeves to see what he could do. Going over to Ron and Linda's house he would greet you at the door with a kiss and asking you if you like a wine or beer. Ron along with Linda were great hosts, cooks and what a presentation Ron's dinner would be.
Ron was the greatest dad to Adeline he taught her so many life lessons and even taught her how to change a tire on the car. Ron would be at every softball game of Adeline's and so proud to see her go off to college.

We will always have a place in our hearts for Ron. God Bless you, we will see you again some day.
Love,
Isabel & John Gibson

isabel & John Gibson
Family
May 20, 2020
Carole Onik
Family
May 19, 2020
Ron was a great sport, even when forced to share his graduation cake with his cousin!! So many fun memories growing up! He had a great smile, and loved his family so much. It was always fun to share stories. Love and prayers to all of you. Rick and Carole Onik
Rick Onik
Family
May 19, 2020
We would see Ron at family get togethers. He was so warm, easy to talk with, nice smile and welcoming. I will always think of Ron taking Adeline to Menards when she was a little girl - such a fantastic relationship he had with his daughter. Linda & Adeline as well as so many people will miss Ron so much. Gone way too soon. Ron, God Bless.
Molly Bill
Family
May 18, 2020
Ron was a very special person, I will always remember how much of a gentle soul he was. Every Christmas I would get a photo card from him, I cherished those as my own Daughter had grown, I ended up having 7 years worth of cards, seeing his Daughter grown in a beautiful young woman. I will miss Ron very much, he gave so much to everyone he touched.
Michael Mason
Coworker
May 17, 2020
Ron was always one of my favorite cousins. Always a good guy. The families all spent so much time together when we were growing up. Those were great times. He certainly was taken much too soon. My deepest sympathy especially to Linda and Adeline. But my thoughts and prayers are with all those that loved him and will miss him.
Lori
Family
May 17, 2020
Ron and I were friends since second grade . We shared many occasions together, First Communion , Conformation , graduated from Avondale . We will miss him greatly . He was a great friend. I posted a picture of Ron at Good Guys DesMoines Iowa July 2018 .Pictured Danny,Wally,Ron, Herb .
Walter Olujic
Friend
May 17, 2020
I have known Ron since grade school. He has been a long time friend, and a friend of our family. After all this time we would still get together now and then. We would also meet with other guys from the old neighborhood. Many times we would go to classic car events and auctions. He was a great friend, and will be missed.
Herb Olujic
Friend
May 17, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Michael
Coworker
May 17, 2020
I remember when Ron started at Coke. We worked together on the moving trucks and in the shop. We had a lot of great times at Ruthie's with all the guys from Coke. We volunteered together in the Booster Club for years. We had great times at the Booster Club Christmas parties for the kids and the picnics for the Coke employees and their families. God Bless you Ron.
Bob Valentini
Friend
May 17, 2020
I was working at Coke when they hired Ron. Worked on the moving trucks together. We had good times at Ruthie's and worked together in the Booster Club at Coke. A lot of fond memories working with Ron organizing the Booster Club picnics . God Bless you Ron.
Bob Valentini
Friend
May 17, 2020
Ron, was my late fathers life long friend. This picture is from the last time I saw Ron, at my Dads service 3 years ago. I grew up around Ron, he always had a kind heart. My father would be heartbroken to learn of Rons passing as those of us that knew are as well. My deepest condolences to his wife, daughter, family and life long friends.
Sheri (Peters)Hartman
Friend
May 17, 2020
Lots of fond memories of the early years with your Father Ed and Aunt Florence. Regret the later years not going as hoped for. It will be tough going for Linda & Adeline without you but I'm sure you had a contingency plan in place for this possibility. Very much enjoyed the little time we spent together with our families. You'll be forever in my memories.
Thomas Fijolek
Family
May 17, 2020
Great guy, always fun to be around with, wonderful family. We can still remember all the Christmas gatherings and graduation parties. Many wonderful memories. We will miss him dearly. We are heartbroken that this happened to such a warm & loving person. Deepest sympathies. Laura & Todd
laura todd
Family
May 16, 2020
A wonderful son, husband and father, taken too soon. Our deepest sympathies,
Stuart Cleland & Karen Koerth
Family
May 16, 2020
sending our deepest condolences to you at this incredibly difficult time
Maureen Lenke
Neighbor
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