Ronald W. Marulewski
October 17, 1946 - March 14, 2018
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Justen Funeral Home & Crematory
3700 Charles J. Miller Road
McHenry, IL 60050
815-385-2400 | Map
Sunday 3/18, 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Justen Funeral Home & Crematory
3700 Charles J. Miller Road
McHenry, IL 60050
815-385-2400 | Map
Monday 3/19, 8:45 am - 9:45 am
Service
Justen Funeral Home & Crematory
3700 Charles J. Miller Road
McHenry, IL 60050
815-385-2400 | Map
Sunday 3/18, 4:00 pm
Cemetery
St. John the Baptist Cemetery
2302 Church Street
Johnsburg, IL 60051
815-385-2400 | Map
Mass
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church
2302 W. Church Street
Johnsburg, IL 60051
815-385-1477 | Map
Monday 3/19, 10:30 am

Ronald W. “Butch” Marulewski, 71, of McHenry, passed away on March 14, 2018, at Centegra Hospital – McHenry. He was born to Casmer and May (Podnewich) Marulewski on October 17, 1946 in Chicago. On August 12, 1967, he married Christine J. Holmes at St. Fidelis Church in Chicago. Originally from Chicago, Ronald and Christine settled…

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Maire Meyer left a message on April 1, 2018:
Tim, thank you for posting this and for honoring our dad's life with your tribute at the wake. You were a very dear and special friend to him!
Maire Meyer left a message on April 1, 2018:
Tim, thank you for posting this and for honoring our dad's life with your tribute at the wake. You were a very dear and special friend to him!
Kateri Kohon left a message on March 22, 2018:
Thank you, SO much for posting this, Tim!
Tim Stewart left a message on March 19, 2018:
Big Ron Big Ron Every morning he’d be there when you arrived, Joking with the drivers and happy to be alive He knew every employee by their first name, And, all of their families and pets just the same As he was always busy you didn’t say much to Big Ron Big Jolly Ron Everybody knew where Ron called Home He loved Johnsburg with no desire to roam Two words never fit him, Quit or shy If you walked by you had better say hi to big Ron Big Friendly Ron Everybody knew that Ron loved to fish For Birthday or Christmas, tackle was his wish, And, no matter how much you would spend, Or what secret spot you found No one on this whole world around could outfish Big Ron Big Fishin Ron Then came that day that he joined the knights, And took on the role of the membership man If Ron had a thought that you should be a knight Then it wouldn’t be long before you would prove him right Every Knight knows, you don’t say know to Big Ron Big Persistent Ron Big Ron was always there, doing what he could To make this world a better, happier place He would make every call when a brother knight was down If someone was sick, he’d let us all know Even as his body was growing weak His love was growing stronger Never a Knight was ever left behind by Big Ron Big Calling Ron Now there’s one other story that needs to be shared about a big guy really really cared When the Christmas season came, not a child around could find a better Santa Than Big Ron Big Santa Ron Now, as his human form has reached the end of the line We all have our memories, here’s just a few of mine Brats get you brats right here! every time the white tent went up The Kraut, oh the Kraut, yeah the krautHall of Fam No one is ever gonna make it the same, big Ron’s kraut The fishing stories – heck, just stories- they could pass hours or Days Suffice it to say-you’re one of a kind will live on in my m Will forever have a place in my heart Big Ron Big loving, Caring, persistent, calling, Santa, grout making smile producing the most amazing guy I have ever known Ron Hey big guy, we love you, we will miss you, you will live in our hearts and minds forever. May you rest in peace Your Brother Knight - Tim Stewart
Rev. gerald Watt, C.R. left a message on March 17, 2018:
Dear Christine and family -- I was saddened to hear of Ron's death. I remember him as a kind soul who was devoted to St. John's parish. Chris, you and Ron were always supportive of the social events at St. Johns, and were, of course, warm participants at Sunday Mass. I remember that often, at the end of a Knights of Columbus meeting, when the Grand Knight was ready to call for the closing prayer, Ron would raise his hand and say "Just one more thing...." We razzed him about it because it was typical of him to make sure details of planned events were taken care of, thus, the "One more thing." Now I have one more thing: Big Ron, your heart was the grandest thing about you and we will miss you. Eternal Rest grant unto him, O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon him" Chris, my prayers are with you and your family. Father Jerry Watt, C.R.
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Mary Jo Farrell left a message on March 16, 2018:
Ron was one of the kindest men I’ve ever known. He was a great friend to everyone, and he was the most dedicated and enthusiastic Knight of Columbus living. He always carried a Form 100 around in his pocket, which is the KC membership application, ready to offer brothership in his beloved Council. Rest easy, dear friend, you’ve earned your place in Heaven. Mary Jo Farrell, Ottawa IL
Ted Voight left a message on March 15, 2018:
Always loved to have lunch with Big Ron at work for years.He always brought a smile to your face every day.He will be remembered as Big Ron to me.
Dale Williams left a message on March 15, 2018:
I worked with Ron for many years. We changed departments together, but I remember when he acquired the name "Big Ron". When he first started working in bldg. 4, there was 3 different Ron's working on the same shift. So there was Big Ron, Little Ron, and Ron. Big Ron used to day "moron". He was always cheerful even when times were tough. We will all miss you and your posts, for they always reminded us of the man we knew In person. Dale Williams
Kathie Ainsworth & Arthur left a message on March 15, 2018:
Our prayers and sympathy go to Ron's family on their loss. Ron was our loss also as one of the friendliest man we knew. The world lost a good one. The Ainsworths
Bobbi Hafer left a message on March 15, 2018:
Ron was our neighbor on Indian Ridge for 7 years, he played Santa for our kids at Christmas which was greatly appreciated. He had a wonderful familyand a kind man. My favorite memory of him was hiding behind his van when the JB police came after he lit off some fireworks on the forth of July. Although we lost touch with him after we moved he will be missed greatly. Ron & Bobbi Hafer
Jeffrey shollenberger left a message on March 15, 2018:
Sending my thoughts and prayers to the family RON was a wonderful man with a heart of gold over the years I would run into him at Saufen und Spiel and I had the joy to pry with him on the past we would sit and talk and enjoy his sausage and sauerkraut I will miss u RIP big Ron. Jeff S
Nancy and Gene Schuette left a message on March 15, 2018:
Always a smile and greeting when we came to work. Ron was a happy person and a very attentive family man.
Justen Funeral Homes left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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