Ronald Eugene Sweetwood
August 25, 1937 - October 13, 2020
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Ronald E. Sweetwood, 83, of McHenry, IL, beloved husband, devoted father, cherished brother, adored grandfather and great-grandfather, and loyal friend passed away on October 13, 2020, at White Oaks Memory Care in McHenry, IL. Ron was born August 25, 1937, in Connersville, IN. He was the first-born son of Harry Lyell and Hattie (nee Lemmon)…

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John Meehan left a message on October 20, 2020:
Ron & I were friends for decades. He was a jack of all trades & master of all. Be it my car or things I needed to do around my house Ron had the answer for me.Ron & I went out to breakfast weekly which we both enjoyed and talked about several subjects trying to stay away from politics. My wife and I enjoyed our couple’s trip to the Fair Oaks Dairy Farm in IN. On a trip to Ohio my wife & I discovered we forgot to pack my insulin. We were in IN at the time and I remembered Ron saying it was the area he grew up in so I gave him a call. He directed me to a drug store but more important he was able to guide us through the area he grew up in. I will always remember all the help Ron & Dorothy gave to me throughout the years. RIP My Friend Ron. John & Pam Meehan Mundelein, IL
Glenn Olson left a message on October 18, 2020:
To Dorothy, Teresa, Elaine, Rhonda, John, Mary, Tom & Dan... our deepest condolences. Words can not express our feelings. Your father wasn’t just a big man in stature, he was larger than life. Devotion and protection of his family is an understatement. He epitomized the devoted father and husband. You can forever cherish the fact that your dad put his family first above all in his life. Every one of you and his many grandchildren were his pride and joy. The triumphs each of you achieved was told to me every time we met. He was so proud. When I first met Ron, he was riding his motorcycle and I pointed out his taillights were not working. Of course you know his motorcycle was his treasure. He quickly identified the issue and then invited me for coffee. Thus began a lifelong friendship. Ron mentored me when I joined the Masonic Lodge. He worked on my motorcycle. We took day trips together, but most of all he welcomed me into his home and allowed me to see his devotion to each and every one of you. The friendship grew and he became Godfather to our oldest son Greg, he and Dorothy even babysat him some evenings. You all know the funny stories like the infamous snowball ambush. Those memories will live forever in my heart. I will truly miss his friendship. Thank you all for allowing me to share in your family. We love you all. Glenn & Bonnie Olson
Phyllis & Wally Marciniak left a message on October 17, 2020:
What a wonderful man, I truly enjoyed his wonderful sense of humor and his jokes he always shared with us at the Dental Office. Needless to say he was one of my favorite patients, maybe because we shared our birthday. A man I truly respected for his love of his family. Wally also said he will never forget his smile as he brought his car in for service. Our deepest sympathy to you Dorothy and all of your family. May beautiful memories help ease this great loss. "Death leaves a heartache no one can heal. "Love leaves a memory no one can steal. Our condolences, Phyllis & Wally Marciniak
Tom Carl left a message on October 17, 2020:
We are very saddened to hear of Ron's passing. May the peace of the Lord be with the entire family. Tom and Dianne Carl
Vic Krause left a message on October 16, 2020:
Ron was a rock-solid friend. He was generous with his time , always. Whenever I was in a technical pickle, Ron brought his substantial engineering expertise to bear and bailed me out. And he was Fun to be with and to talk to. With every conversation, you would come away learning something useful from Ron. No doubt, Ron is already heading up a maintenance department in heaven for our Lord. I will miss him but cherish the memories we made together. God Speed, Ron.
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Joyce Sweetwood Dever left a message on October 16, 2020:
I am so sorry for the family, he will be a great loss.
Rich Spahn left a message on October 15, 2020:
Ron was as honest, upstanding, and sincere a man as I have ever met. You knew where you stood with him and where he stood in respect to a given issue or a person. He set a fine example of how to interact with his fellow humans. I would emulate him more if I could, and I will miss him.
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