David J. Karnowski, 66

obit-David-KarnowskiDavid J. Karnowski, of Grand Rapids, formerly of Little Falls, died Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013, in Grand Rapids.

A Mass will be held Sat., Aug. 24, at Emblom-Brenny Funeral Service in Little Falls, with Fr. Joseph Herzing officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery.

David Joseph Karnowski was born Dec. 23, 1946, the son of Chris and Julia (Sobiech) Karnowski. He grew up in Little Falls and attended Our Lady of Lourdes School and Little Falls Public High School. David had a traumatic medical issue as a young boy which caused his medical problems that continued all his life. Finally in 1991, he was able to move into the Moses Residence in Grand Rapids, where he has enjoyed a family-like lifestyle and received excellent care. Even though life has been a challenge for him, he has always been able to enjoy working at the Occupational Development Center in Grand Rapids.

Left to cherish his memory are his siblings, Marge (John) Gessell of Swanville, Gerald “Kard” (Karen) Karnowski of Little Falls, Cathy (Gene) Schlumpberger of Golden Valley, Roger (Mary Ann) Karnowski of Little Falls, Joanie (Earl LeMieur) LeBlanc of Little Falls, Judy (Rob) Holt of Little Falls, Robert “Bonzie” (Bonnie) Karnowski of Pierz, Gary (Bev Balaski) Karnowski of Little Falls, and Carol (Jim) Vogl of Little Falls; sister-in-law, Joyce Karnowski of Maplewood; and uncle, aunt, nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

David was preceded in death by his parents, Chris and Julia (Sobiech) Karnowski; and a brother, Donnie Karnowski.

Emblom-Brenny Funeral Home