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Chapel Hill Gardens South Funeral Home & Cemetery

11333 South Central Ave, Oak Lawn, IL

OBITUARY

Ronald Daniel Werner

July 10, 1970March 14, 2020

Ronnie will forever be in our hearts and will always be our shining star.

Ronnie “Piccolo” passed into eternity at the age of 49. He was the grandson of the late Russell and Dorla Werner and Kenneth and Dorothy Rademacher, beloved son of the late Ronald M. Werner and loved like a son of the late Joseph F. Reed and is survived by his mother Janice K. Reed and step-mother Frances Werner. He was the very loved brother of Karen Lynn (Joseph) DiVittorio, Kimberly (Michael) Shanahan, Christine Reed, Karen Ann O’Brien, the late Suzanne Wertz and Scott (Priscilla) Reed, Paul (Mari) Werner, Kristen (Troy) Irby, Joshua (Amber) Werner, David (Ashley) Werner, and Candace Werner. Ronnie was the awesome uncle to many loved nieces and nephews and a cherished nephew and cousin to many. Ronnie was a fun-loving, very friendly, joyful, unique and awesome person. He had special needs because of his intellectual challenges, but those who knew him just thought he was simply a very special human being. There was no one like him. When he was born, he was albino with perfect white hair and beautiful pink eyes with golden rings around them. Over the years he participated in many Special Olympic events and even won some medals. He loved all kinds of music from oldies, hymns and rock and roll, and of course, all kinds of theatrical musical songs. Once you got him started on singing a song he would remember all the words. He sang with great joy and also really enjoyed singing in church. He loved to eat all kinds of foods, especially McDonald’s cheeseburgers and fries, cookies, candy and pop. In addition Ronnie was also a true lover of dogs, and dogs loved him as well. Everyone that knew him enjoyed his laughter, light hearted, happy and loving spirit. Ronnie was a beautiful reflection of God’s perfect, unconditional love and joy. Private family memorial service will be held at a later date.

Services

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Memories

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Frances Werner

March 17, 2020

Rest In Peace with God,Ronnie

Candy Werner

March 17, 2020

🖤 You were always the brightest ray of sunshine life could bring.

Linda Welch

March 17, 2020

I didnt know ronald but my cousin husband my cousin was Frances werner.
Rest in peace
Ronald
Linda

Joy Martin

March 17, 2020

One more thing I meant to say enjoy seeing you daddy Joe Reed also in eternity.

❤️ ❤️ Love

Joy Martin

March 17, 2020

To my nephew Ronnie
You were a big ray of sunshine with a big smile. Whenever I came by to see you you would get so excited and flap your arms and say over and over Joycie is here!! You knew everyone’s name and yes you did love music. There were a lot of things you could remember very well.. one thing I know is that you loved to eat!! Your mom Jan is and was a great cook and when dinner was served you were first at the table! Enjoy being in heaven with your Father Jesus and your earthly dad Ron sister Suzie and your grandparents in joyful glory. We will meet again and we will dance together with those that have gone before us and will come after us!!

Karen DiVittorio

March 17, 2020

When Ronnie was born I was 8 years old. I was so excited to have a new baby brother! My mom even bought new baby dolls, one for my sister, Kim, and one for me. Now we all had a new baby to take care of. It was in helping my mom in caring for Ronnie that I learned how to be nurturing and compassionate. Growing up with someone with disabilities taught me how to love all kinds of people and to protect them from people who couldn’t understand them or wanted to be mean to them. Because of Ronnie I am a better and more patient person than I may have turned out to be.
When I was a teenager, I began to really love singing. I had a special song for him. It was called He Ain’t Heavy by The Hollies. Ronnie never felt like a burden to me. It was always a complete joy to be with him. He will always be my special brother and I will always be his big sister who changed his diapers, helped make bottles, helped him through seizures, sang with him and defended him when people were being jerks because he was worth it. There was no one like him! I rejoice that he is in Heaven with a perfect mind and body and he will welcome me one day. I will always love you Ronnie! Sing for Jesus!❤️🎶👩‍👦🎶🍔❤️

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY