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Ronald F. NovotnySeptember 13, 1943 ~ April 24, 2017 (age 73)
Ronald Frank Novotny, born September 13, 1943 to Frank and Virginia (Schmidt) Novotny passed away Monday, April 24, 2017 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was a graduate of Niles East High School. Ron worked for many years with Chicago Specialty/Moen and retired in 2006.
Ron was a good man, brother, uncle and friend. He enjoyed spending as much time as he could with the special people in his life. If Ron wasn't home or spending time at his home in Wisconsin with family he would be found either sitting at the coffee shop or restaurant talking with everyone, or golfball hunting, one of his passions.
Ron enjoyed his yearly "deer season" hunting trips where each year was special and memorable. Friends and family knew Ron to enjoy a good baseball game, playing and watching, but his passion was cards. Playing Rummy and cheating at Solitaire were among his favorites. In his earlier years it was annual garage sales, two a year, giving deals to people he never knew but when they walked out often said, "what a nice guy and great boys". Funeral Service Friday 11 a.m. at Simkins Funeral Home 6251 Dempster St. Morton Grove, IL. Interment Bohemian National Cemeter. Visitation Thursday 3 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to Boys Town 14100 Crawford St. Boys Town, NE 68010 appreciated.
Survivors include his sister Judy Dunn (Novotny) of Wisconsin.
Nieces and Nephews: Leana (Rick) Mueller, Lisa (Steve) Collins, James (Jess) Dunn, Robert (Lynda) Dunn, Thomas (Kristi) Dunn all of Illinois and Tracy (Al) Puralewski, Timothy Dunn and Michael Dunn of Wisconsin.
Ron also had many Great Nieces and Nephews.
In addition to many aunts, uncles and cousins, Ron is survived by his Godmother, Alice Hoguet, and two special friends, Ursula Staar and Judy Garcia.
Ron was preceded in death by his mother Virginia, brother James and father Frank.
We will greatly miss Ron and all of his funny little sayings, especially while he was playing cards. Ron was truly a kind and special person. In leiu of flowers, Ron's request was donations to Boys Town in his honor as he was a long time supporter of this wonderful organization.