Ronald A. Godina, age 70, of McHenry, died Friday, December 22, 2006, in McHenry.
He was born October 15, 1936 in Chicago to Alphonse S. and Irene (Poduch) Godina.
He was a resident of McHenry for the past 61 years, moving here from Chicago. A 19 year employee of International Harvester in Libertyville as a machinist, he retired in 1983. Prior to working at International Harvester, he worked at 7G’s Printers, a company founded by his father.
He was a longtime member of UAW Local 1643, where he served as Union Steward for several years. He was also a member of St. Patrick Church in McHenry.
Survivors include his beloved Kathleen “Kay” Godina of McCullom Lake; four daughters, Colleen (Rick) Fielden of Tega Cay, South Carolina, Donna (Steve) Warneke of Gurnee, Susan (Phil) Brenner of Wonder Lake, and Kathleen (Kevin) Weisenberger of McHenry; 14 grandchildren, Megan, Sean, Eric, Ryan, and Kevin Fielden, Jaclyn, Jenna, and Jason Warneke, Phillip, Brett, Christopher, and Hillary Brenner, and Curtis and Abigail Weisenberger; a sister, Nancy (Dale) Erling of South Elgin; a brother, Terry (Lynn) Godina of Belvidere; sister-in-law, Eileen (John) Klapperich; many nieces and nephews; his guardian angel, Dick Buchert; and a special friend, Alice Ford.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Virginia “Sis” Berggren and a brother, Dennis “Butch” Godina; and two nephews, Ricky Erling and Danny Klapperich.
The visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 26, at the George R. Justen & Son Funeral Home, 3519 W. Elm Street, McHenry, IL 60050.
The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 27, at St. Patrick Church, 3500 Washington Street, McHenry.
The Rev. Bernard Mullane will officiate.
Interment will be in St. Patrick Countryside Cemetery, McHenry.
For those wishing to send an expression of condolence, memorials to the American Heart Association would be appreciated by the family. For information. call the funeral home at 815-385-2400. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.justenfh.com