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David J. Naborowski

July 13, 1952 — December 22, 2023

David J. Naborowski

David J. Naborowski was called to his eternal home on December 22, 2023. David was born in North Lake, IL on July 13, 1952 to Leonard and Helen Naborowski. He was the oldest of 8 children. After the passing of his father at age 16, David became the man of the house and a father-figure to his younger siblings. David was a tremendous athlete. He played baseball, football, track, and basketball in high-school. In his college years he played football at Cornell University and rugby at Illinois State University earning a degree in Accounting. David worked in sales throughout his career primarily selling life insurance.

As a devout and faithful Catholic, David attended Mass and recited the Rosary daily. Throughout his life, he volunteered in various roles in the Catholic church and was a member of the Knights of Columbus. One of his greatest joys was visiting homebound members of the community as an extraordinary minister of Holy Communion. He also taught CCD classes at Holy Trinity and provided food pick-up services for St Vincent de Paul food pantry which he affectionately referred to as the “bread run”. He was a prayer warrior with a servant’s heart.  

David was the most wonderful and patient father to his beloved daughter, Megan. Together they enjoyed several cross-country adventures including a hike down the Grand Canyon as well as visiting the giant Redwood Forest in California. He coached her soccer team for many years as the infamous “Nasty Nabos” clenching many #1 titles in the PCSL soccer league. He also had the loudest voice in the gym and was and never afraid to let the refs know they missed a call.

David was a faithful husband to Colleen for 11 years. They were close friends and companions for many years before their marriage. He would affectionately refer to her as his “sweetie”. As Colleen’s health declined David acted as her care taker until her recent passing in October of 2023. 

David will be remembered for his strong and capable hands. He was a gifted, amateur carpenter always ready for a project. Recently helping his son in law, David, begin to frame their basement. He loved his precious grandchildren without measure: “Aubee, AV, Big Guy and Pretty” and was known to them as Ol’Pa. David gave the warmest, most sincere hugs. His joyous spirit will live on through his family whom he loved so dearly.

David is preceded in death by his loving wife and companion, Colleen Naborowski (Cushing/Snavely), his father Leonard Naborowski, his sister, Mary Naborowski, brothers Donald, Mike, and Martin Naborowski.

David is survived by his daughter: Megan (Naborowski), son-in-law David and grandchildren Aubri, Avery, Bennett, and Alice Penfold of Windsor Colorado; son by marriage: Jason Snavely, grandchildren Jack and Max Snavely. Also surviving are his mother: Helen Griffith (Faye) (FL), sister Catherine Mead (FL), brothers Eddie (FL), and Mark (Bloomington, IL) Naborowski; former wife, Mary Taylor (Megan’s mother) and his step-sons Brian, David and Kevin Wiltz along with numerous nieces and nephews around the country.

His Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, December 29, 2023 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Bloomington with Fr. Michael Adrie officiating. Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the mass at the church. David’s cremated remains will be laid to rest at East Lawn Memorial Gardens in Bloomington following the service. A luncheon will follow the burial at St. Mary’s Parish Hall, located in the basement of the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Holy Trinity St. Vincent de Paul Food and Clothes Pantry. 

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