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Obituary for Brian Nowakowski

Brian Huston Nowakowski, 26, passed into the arms of our lord and savior on Friday June 22nd.

He was the youngest son born to Tom Nowakowski and Connie Morgan Nowakowski on May 16, 1992 in Waukegan, IL.

Brian attended local Winthrop Harbor schools and graduated from Zion Benton High School in 2010. He also attended DePaul University in Chicago and was a lifetime member of Phi Kappa Psi.

Throughout his young life, Brian worked various jobs with Kelly Landscape & Patio, The Shanty & Six Flags Great America. He enjoyed collecting, coins, stamps and gemstones. Making jewelry for his family members brought him great pride and joy.

Brian was very spiritual and became an ordained minister. In 2014, he officiated his brother Chase's wedding and was looking forward to the upcoming nuptials of his brother Sean in Wisconsin later this year.

Brian was a very loyal son, brother, grandson, uncle and friend and would give you the shirt off his back. He enjoyed his side-by-side and trail riding with his family.

Brian is survived by his parents, Tom Nowakowski of Wisconsin & Arizona and Connie Morgan of Tennessee, his brothers, Chase (Josefine) Morgan and Sean (fiancée Cassie Edmark) Nowakowski, his nieces Ahby Lawrence and Magnolia Morgan, maternal grandparents Ruby & Clay Holloway, paternal grandmother Lucy Nowakowski, his uncles, Chuck (Darrell Richardson) Morgan and Chris (Lisa) Morgan, his aunts, Debbie Braman (fiancée Dave Brooks) and Jeanne (Kim) Agneberg, Godmother Mary Celmer Keatts, Godfather Kevin Wenzel and numerous cousins.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Ray Nowakowski and his maternal grandfather Charles Morgan Sr.

Visitation will be held on Thursday June 28, 2018 at Warren Funeral Home located at 1475 N. Cemetery Rd. Gurnee, IL from 4 pm to 8pm. Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Friday June 29, 2018 at the Warren Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 10:00 A.M. until time of service on Friday at the funeral home. Pastor Tim Bycroft will be officiating.

Burial will be at Highland Memorial Park Cemetery following the services.

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that you honor their request by making donations in Brian’s name to Standing up to P.O.T.S (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome) or the American Heart Association.


The family is being assisted by Warren Funeral Home.
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