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Dr. Ronnie B. Wapotish

August 7, 1951 ~ May 18, 2020 (age 68)


Dr. Ronnie B. Wapotish, DMD, FAGD.  Age 68, of Barrington, IL, was born on August 7, 1951. Ronnie passed away at his home on May 18, 2020 surrounded by his loving wife and two children. He is survived by his wife of nearly 42 years, Jill (nee Brown); children, Kendal (Bradford) Rathe and Brian James Wapotish;  grandchildren, Harrison Clifford Rathe and George James Rathe; his brothers, Gary (Tanya) and Thomas Wapotish; his nieces, Jessica (Brock) Buccholz and Devinne Wapotish; and his nephews, Dakota Wapotish, and Brett (Haley) Wapotish. Ronnie was preceded in death by his parents; Bruce Albert Clifford, and Joseph and Peggy Wapotish; and his son, Clifford James Wapotish.

Ronnie was a dentist for 35 years who practiced in Illinois and Wisconsin. He served in the U.S. Army and was a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division. He was a member of AGD, ADA, Chicago Medical Society and received his GPR from Hines VA Hospital in Chicago. He was also passionate about classic cars.

Ronnie will be remembered for his generosity, love for his family and his sarcasm.

A private memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 30, 2020 at Davenport Family Funeral Home and Crematory, Barrington, IL.  

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Gift of Life Transplant House, Rochester, MN, or Hope Lodge,

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