David J. Palek, 46, left this life unexpectedly at home and entered into eternal life on May 21, 2011. Born March 30, 1965, in Pueblo, to Mary Lou and Chester L. Palek. Preceded in death by father, Chester; uncles and aunt, Edward Motoski, Flora and Frank Grebenc and Paul Addington. Left to treasure his memory are his mother, Mary Lou of the family home; siblings, Tom (Frances) Beaudette of Model, Colo., Nancy (John) Maxson of Pueblo and Richard Palek of Chippewa Falls, Wis.; nephews, John Beaudette, Zack Bellinger, Alex Ashby, Jacob Palek; niece, Samantha Lang; great niece, Alexxus Montoya; aunt, Pauline Addington; cousins, Geraldine Grebenc, Judy (Gary) Huppert, Joan (Dan) Medved, Ruth Addington; numerous other cousins and special friends. David loved the outdoors, bike riding, fishing, fly tying and garage sales. He was a cancer survivor and had many adventures including the Job Corps, fighting forest fires in Montana and crab fishing in Alaska. David will be remembered for his generous heart and his contributions to the homeless and his family through his church, and the love and care he gave to his elderly mother at home. He was very loved and will be sadly missed. Viewing, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Scripture service, 10 a.m. Saturday, May 28, 2011, at Our Lady of the Meadows, 23 Starling Dr., with the Rev. Fr. James King as celebrant. Online condolences, MontgomerySteward.com

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  1. David was one of the most special people I’ve ever met. I worked in the church office from time to time answering phones and he would stop in for a rest from riding his bike, have a cup of coffee and chat for awhile. He’d tell me stories about is life, ask me what I thought about one thing or another, tell me a joke. Two things he never did: complain or speak badly of anyone. I’ve never known a person who was more honest, straightforward, or compassionate. I told him once that my hands would get cold when I went out walking my dog. I had gloves, but they really didn’t keep my fingers warm. Not long after that he brought me some water proof mittens! He was so sweet, and I will miss him terribly. Your family is in my prayers, as I know you will miss David so much more than I will. I don’t think I need to pray for David — he got a first class ticket to Heaven right away!

  2. We will miss David. He has been around with us for years. Jean and Norm Butorac and Sandy Palmour. The office of B & F Mini Storage

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