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Rest in Peace - Rev. Ronald J. Gollatz  1946 - 2018

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Rest in Peace - Rev. Ronald J. Gollatz 1946 - 2018

Posted on Sun, Apr 22, 2018

Assoociate Pastor of St. Bride from 1977 - 1980

Rev. Ronald J. Gollatz (1946 - 2018)

Reverened Ronald J. Gollatz was a benevolent man. Even during his courageous struggle with and fight against heart failure for the last 5 years, Ron was always open and attending to the needs of those he served. He was the son of the late Walter and Sophia (nee Krupa); brother of the late June (Frank) Novakowski; uncle of Katherine (James) Ekstrand, Elizabeth (Matthew) Zollner; Tony Montana, Carrie, Michael and Frank (Jessica) Novakowski, Jr; great uncle of Tyler, Grace, Sophia and Emily Ekstrand, Raymond, Liliana and Clair Novakowski and Trey Beeman. Ron was born April 5, 1946 in Chicago and passed away Tuesday, April 17, 2018 in Maywood, IL. Ron was a Roman Catholic Priest of the Archdiocese of Chicago for 46 years, serving the people of Mary, Seat of Wisdom-Park Ridge, IL 1971-1972, St. Celestine-Elmwood Park, Il 1972-1977, St. Bride-Chicago 1977-1980, St. Martha-Morton Grove 1980-1984, St. Thaddeus-Chicago 1984-1985, St. Emily-Mt. Prospect 1985-1991, Holy Family-Inverness 1991, St. Frances de Sales-Lake Zurich 1992-2006, Transfiguration-Wauconda 2006-2016, and many other parishes in retirement. Visitation will be Monday, April 23, 2018, from 1-9 pm and Tuesday, April 24, 2018, from 9 am to time of Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am at Transfiguration Parish 348 W. Mill St., Wauconda, IL 60084. Interment will be at St. Joseph Cemetery, River Grove, IL. In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to: Transfiguration Parish 316 W. Mill St., Wauconda, IL 60084 or Priests Retirement and Mutual Aid Association (PRMAA) appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to Kisselburg-Wauconda Funeral Home. For funeral information call 847-526-2115 and sign the guest book at


Funeral Home

Kisselburg-Wauconda Funeral Home - Wauconda
235 North Main Street  Wauconda, IL 60084

Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication on Apr. 20, 2018


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