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David Joseph Baranowski

David Joseph Baranowski


David Joseph Baranowski, 49, of Pinckneyville, IL, died Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at his residence.

He worked at Party Time Liquor for 23 years and a long time Tupperware consultant.  He was a deacon at the First United Presbyterian Church in Pinckneyville, IL.

He was born on March 24, 1969 in Pinckneyville, IL to Shirley K. Ibendahl and James J. Baranowski.

He is survived by his mother Shirley K. Ibendahl of Belleville, IL.  Sisters – Shirl (Albert) Hagene of Sparta, IL; Jo A. (Roy) Miller of Tilden, IL; Crystal Phillips of Aurora, IL; Laura (Fred) Obertini of Pinckneyville, IL and Jana (Chris) Morrison of West Frankfort, IL.  Brother – Frank (Julie) Baranowski of Perryville, MO.  Nieces – Audrey (Cody) Dorris; Meghan Baranowski; Christina Hagene; Jordan Phillips and Taylor Phillips.  Nephews – Bradley (Dakota) Baranowski; Curtis (Janie) Miller; Coyte Gerlach; Wayne Miller; Zackery Obertini and Tyler Baranowski.  Great nieces – Harper Schute; Hattie Rae Miller and Lincoln Jade Dorris.  Great nephews – Kyle Hagene; Braden Miller; Austin Gerlach; Brendan Baranowski; Chase Gerlach; Keyan Hagene; Caiden Baranowski; Darren Baranowski; Liam Schute and Keegan Gerlach.

He was preceded in death by his father – James J. Baranowski.  Step-mother – Cynthia Baranowski.  Great nephew – Wyatt Miller.  Niece Caiti Phillips.

David was a beautiful soul and was loved by anyone who met him.  He was always smiling, enjoying life to the fullest and selflessly helping others.  He was so outgoing, attending Cardinal games, auctions, playing bingo, vacationing and especially loved selling his Tupperware.

David, our brother, son, uncle, dear friend, always having a sympathetic ear to listen and always willing to give advice.  So many will miss his beautiful soul.

Condolences to the family may be expressed at

Memorials may be made to the family.

Visitation: Friends may call at Heil-Schuessler & Sinn Funeral Home in Sparta, IL on Friday, February 22, 2019 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm and on Saturday, February 23, 2019 from 9:00am to 11:00am.

Funeral: Services will be held at Heil-Schuessler & Sinn Funeral Home in Sparta, IL on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 11:00am with Pastor Sam Foskey officiating.

Interment: Burial will be held at Caledonia Cemetery in Sparta, IL.

Heil – Schuessler & Sinn Funeral Home in Sparta, IL is in charge of arrangements.

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  1. M Powell says:

    To David’s family & friends,
    I am so very sorry to read about your loss. May you find comfort in knowing that our heavenly Father truly loves you and cares deeply about what you are going through. He will give you the strength needed to cope during this difficult time. 2 Corinthians 1:3,4

  2. Ray Davis says:

    David was one of my best friends and favorite people on Earth. He was selfless and kind. He never asked anything of others. He was a beautiful soul. I will honor our friendship by continuing to live my life by making good choices and with integrity. Your missed and you made a positive impact in my life. Your missed and loved ❤️. I know you’re in heaven Dave I know you’re smiling down on me. I won’t let you down

  3. Dale and Cathy Pyatt says:

    Our sympathies and condolences to David’s family. May the Lord hold you in the palm of His hand and give you comfort,peace and strength. We will remember you all in our thoughts and prayers.

  4. zach dunihoo says:

    dave was a good person with a heart of gold rip my friens

  5. Debbie and Ellie Pick says:

    To David’s family; I am Debbie Pick. I know JO and Shirl remember me from 204 and that is where I met young David. He was always so sweet just as his sisters were. I didn’t see him much in the later years, but everytime I did, he was joyous, happy and genuine. He was always smiling and laughing. I am so sorry that your precious brother is gone from this earth forever. He should have lived another 50 years. I send you all prayers hugs and hope that knowing God has David in his arms will bring you some small comfort during this very sad time. With much love Deb and Ellie Pick

  6. Mike Wilson/Sparta,Illinois says:

    To the David Baranowski Family, may God continue to shroud you with His Divine Love and Comfort of Mercy at this moment in your life! God gave David the gift to be humble and generous during his life on earth. With that being said, now God has called home one of His special “Humble and Generous Angels” back to Heaven! ….. May the Perpetual Light of God continue to shine on David and his family! Amen!

  7. Trude McCubbin says:

    David, you are already missed by many. You lightened up many people, you have always always been a great person inside and out. I hope you and mom are talking to one another right now. May God be with your family

  8. Tabetha Prest-Ashley says:

    He will be missed by many..such a great person all around!

  9. Rebecca Aitken says:

    You blessed so many. I was blessed to know you. You will be missed. Rest in Lord, till we meet again

  10. Angela Lueth says:

    My dear friend i dont know why u had to leave so soon, you will be greatly missed by all. Rest now in the Lord til we meet again in heaven with Jesus

  11. Bettie Ashy says:

    Godspeed Dave! Your sweet, generous spirit will live on in all the people whose lives you touched . You will be missed by so many.

  12. Lisa Klingeman-Reynolds says:

    David was a very good friend who will be greatly missed.

  13. Kathy Boston says:

    David was honest, forward,and always had an open ear.You will definitely be missed.Heaven gained a spirited Angel. Gone but never forgotten

  14. Janet L Smith says:

    David was a loyal friend, He helped me in so many ways. I will greatly miss him and his humor. I do hope his family finds peace of mind in knowing he lead a full life and was very generous in so many ways.
    May he rest in peace and his family find peace of mind.
    We all will miss him.

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