Kathleen (Kay) Mae Godina, 82, of McCullom Lake, IL, beloved mother, grandmother and sister passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loved ones on January 16, 2021.
Born August 17, 1938, in Chicago, to James and Catherine (Herald) Greaney. Kay attended school in Chicago before moving to McHenry at age 16, she attended McHenry High School East Campus graduating in the class of 1957.
Kay was blessed with four daughters. Her girls were the apple of her eye along with her 14 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. She spent countless hours attending her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren’s school plays, band concerts, 4-H activities, and sporting events. Kay was an inspiring mother instilling in her daughters the importance of faith, family and community. Family was Kay’s backbone, she never missed an opportunity to enjoy time with a family member whether immediate or extended, time spent with any family member was what made Kay the happiest. She will be dearly missed but will remain forever in all our hearts.
Kay was an active member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in McHenry where she enjoyed teaching Religious Education for 40 years receiving a Diocese of Rockford Bishop O’Neill Award in Catechetics for Exceptional Service. She touched so many lives sharing her love of her faith.
After raising her children, she worked at Oak Industries Crystal Lake until they moved from CL. She then attended McHenry County College and began her career at The Adult and Child Rehab Center in Woodstock before retiring. She volunteered at Fair Diddley and worked as a McHenry County Judge of Election for many years.
Kay is survived by her daughters, Colleen (Rick) Fielden, Donna (Steve) Warneke, Susan (Phil) Brenner and Kathleen (Kevin) Weisenberger; her grandchildren, Megan (Ryan) Williams, Sean, Eric, Ryan, and Kevin Fielden, Jaclyn, Jenna, and Jason (Maureen) Warneke, Phillip, Brett, Christopher (Kristie), and Hillary Brenner, Curtis Weisenberger and Abigail (Darrelynn) Dunn and 9 great-grandchildren; her sister and best friend Eileen Klapperich; sister-in-law, Nancy (Dale) Erling; brother-in-law, Terry (Lynn) Godina; many nieces, nephews, and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her beloved Ron Godina; brothers-in-law, John Klapperich and Dennis “Butch” Godina, a sister-in-law, Virginia “Sis” Berggren, niece, Diane Klapperich Laney and nephews Michael Klapperich, Danny Klapperich and Ricky Erling.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions services will be private. The funeral mass will be broadcast live from St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Mchenry, IL at 11:00 am on Thursday, January 21, 2021 at stpatrickmchenry.org. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Justen Funeral Home visit www.justenfh.com, where friends and loved ones may share memories of Kay on her tribute wall.
In lieu of flowers should you wish to make a donation in her name, please consider giving to Neighbors Helping Neighbors Charity, NFP, 4920 Fountain Lane, McCullom Lake, IL 60050