Janick, Ronald Julius Passed away on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at his home in Plano, IL. He was born February 22, 1933 in Thorp, WI, the son of Julius and Eugenia (Jasnosz) Janick. Ron grew up in Chicago and Lisle, graduating from Downers Grove High School. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War. On August 24, 1957 he was united in marriage to Margaret (Peggy) Kennedy and they spent 56 wonderful years together. In 1972 they moved to Plano and started a building company, Burr Oak Builders. Ron was a talented carpenter who built many custom homes in the Plano area. He spent 10 years as a Building Engineer at General Motors in Naperville, IL. Ron also donated his time to the Fox Valley YMCA where he previously served on the board, and assisted the Humane Borders charity in Tucson, AZ. Ron was the patriarch of a large extended family. For decades at their Plano farm, he and Peggy hosted parties and reunions for family and friends that are fondly remembered by all. Ron was a hard-working man of great energy and strength who was kind and generous. He helped build homes for all his children, even traveling to France to renovate his daughter's home. He loved the outdoors and was a lifelong hunter and fisherman. Ronald is survived by his wife, Margaret Janick of Plano, IL; his children, Mark R. (Lydia) Janick of Oswego, IL, Kathleen A. Janick of Plano, IL and Christopher M. (Debbie) Janick of Leland, IL; his three grandchildren, Andrea Janick, Rachel Janick, and Matias Janick Habib; and his sisters, Alexandra Janik of Thorp, WI, and Janine (Robert) Baumgartner of Ashville, NC; as well as many nieces and nephews. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin and friend who will be deeply missed by all. Ron was preceded in death by his parents, and his sister, Dolores Burnett. Memorial services will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his name to Humane Borders (www.humaneborders.org), the Fox Valley YMCA, or the
. Arrangements by Nelson Funeral Homes & Crematory, www.NelsonFuneralHomes.com or (630) 553-7611.
Published in Naperville Sun on Jan. 26, 2014