Ronald “Ron” Steven Hettich, age 63, of Woodstock, IL, passed away unexpectedly during a heart procedure on October 6, 2021. He was born May 16, 1958, the youngest of five children, in Chicago, IL to his loving parents, Phillip and Lillian Hettich (née Housing).

Ron worked for K40 Electronics for over 30 years. He was dearly loved by everyone at K40, as well as their dealers.

Ron married Julia Wiel in 1997, and their daughter, Sara, was born in 1998. Ron was the most wonderful husband and father in the world. He adored Julia and Sara, and spent all of his free time with them. They loved him dearly in return, and will miss him forever.

Loved ones will remember Ron as an amazing, wonderful man, who was selfless, generous, and hardworking. He was always in a good mood, and was very forgiving. He never spent money on himself, but lavished everything on his beloved wife and daughter. He loved shopping, decorating his new house, and going out to eat with Julia. He also adored his cats, Florence, Doogie, and Nana, who will miss him very much.

Ron was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Julie Hettich; daughter, Sara Hettich; and siblings, Phil, Carol, Jan, and Patty.

Visitation will be 5:00pm to 9:00pm, with funeral service at 7:00pm, Friday, October 15, 2021 at Symonds-Madison Funeral Home, 305 Park Street, Elgin, IL 60120.

Mourners are encouraged to review the funeral home COVID-19 public health policies ahead of time.

To access the visitation remotely, loved ones are encouraged to log on safe from home via (Meeting ID: 885 9117 9325, Password: 753046).

Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the family to help with burial expenses.

Final arrangements entrusted to Symonds-Madison Funeral Home. For more information, call 847-741-1128 or visit

9 Replies to “Ronald “Ron” Steven Hettich”

  1. I am so sorry for the loss of Ron. I have been a dealer for 30 plus years and had the pleasure to chat with Ron
    many times on various issues we had encounted over the years. Wishing peace to the family and his K-40 family.
    he will be missed!

  2. It’s difficult to put what I’m feeling into words. Ron was loved as a friend and will always be missed! Julie and Sara, you’re in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. My deepest condolences to the families. Godspeed my dear friend. We will remember you always.

  4. My deepest condolences to you Julie and Sara! I didn’t get to spend a lot of time with Ron, but felt like I knew him well through the many stories of him that I have heard throughout the years from my husband David. He was a great friend to David and such a kind and caring person who clearly loved you both so much! May there be comfort in knowing that someone so special will never be forgotten.

  5. God bless you and your family. Ron was truly a great guy. Just special. He will be missed.

  6. I was lucky enough to meet Ron back in the day through my husband Jim Glover. Ron was the most genuine, funny, happy person. He will be sadly missed.
    Deepest Sympathy to his family. We are so sorry for your loss.

  7. Ron always made me smile! Growing up in Gage Park, and watching him do wheelies on his motorcycle was the best! I will always cherish every single moment that my brothers and I were blessed to be able to create with him. You will never be forgotten Ron. You were always loved. Until we meet again, Chelle

  8. Julia and Sara, you have my deepest sympathy. I know Ron was a great man and I have fond memories of him (and you) while working at K40. It is very difficult to lose a spouse/father. I pray the fond memories you have of Ron will help you endure this difficult time.

  9. I love you and I miss you .

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