Ronald M. Chovanec, age 83, of Round Lake Park, Illinois, passed away on May 28, 2020, at his home. He was born on January 29, 1937 to Martin and Stella (Czajkowski) Chovanec in Chicago. On June 23, 1979, he was united in marriage to Joan Vander Valk in Round Lake.
A loving husband, father, and grandfather, Ron was a man whose family was everything to him. He loved spending time with his family, and they were his legacy. Ron hoped that his family would always be there for each other and would stick together. A man with a great sense of humor. Anytime something was needed or something needed to be fixed, he was always willing to lend a hand no matter how big or small. Ron was an avid fan of the Chicago Cubs, and was thrilled when the Cubs won the World Series in 2016. Once he retired from construction he tried to never miss a Cubs game so everything else had to be around the Cubs schedule so that he would not miss an inning of any game. He also enjoyed the Chicago Bears, woodworking and making furniture, bowling, camping and riding his Harley.
Ron is survived by his wife of nearly 41 years, Joan; his sister Barbara Schurr; his children; Carol (Rick) Klinger, Gloria (Roger) Keegan, Sherry (Matt) Crain, Ronald Chovanec Jr, Brenda Sandberg, David Chovanec, and Kelly Johnson. 19 Grandchildren; Amanda Smith, Charissa Keegan, Corey Keegan, Cambriel Keegan, Cashanna Keegan, Breanna Chovanec, Ronald Chovanec III, David Chovanec, Heather Chovanec, Michael Criswell, Brandon Chovanec, O’Shea Chovanec, Taran Roback, Makennen Crain, David Bottke, Maygan (Joey) Benitez, Rebecca (Eric) Salazar, Aaron Sanchez, and Jenna Johnson. He had 14 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Martin & Stella Chovanec; brothers Martin Chovanec, Frank Chovanec, and Robert Chovanec.
A celebration of life will be held at a future date and time.