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David P. Rosenbery

June 15, 1944 ~ May 26, 2021 (age 76)


David Paul Rosenbery, 76, of Mahomet passed away on May 26, 2021 at Carle Hospital.

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, June 5, 2021, at The Lutheran Church of Mahomet, beginning at 11a.m. to 3:00p.m.with lunch provided.  Planning to have a time of remembering Dave and sharing memories, too. In Dave’s memory maybe you could drive your classic car, motorcycle, or truck in celebration of friendship.

He was born June 15, 1944, to Frances Wallace, Shelbyville, Il. and then adopted by Earl and Gladys Rosenbery. He is survived by his wife, Nancy Dunaway. They were married on December 19,1964, and were the parents to Angie (Ed) Bartholomew and Melody Rosenbery, both of Mahomet. They have 4 grandchildren Zack, Alex, Makayla, and Rylee. He grew up by Spring Lake in  Mahomet with his sister, Judy (Bob) Fults, and brother, Pete(Robbie) Rosenbery..  In his later years of life he met his 3 biological sisters, Charlotte, Peggy (Fred), and Donna, and brothers Roger (Linda) and Mike (Becca) and their families.

Dave’s life had been surrounded by his love of cars, trains, tractors, motorcycles, and God’s creatures.  Our home has provided the space for Dave to be a mechanic and consultant to family, friends, neighbors, and customers. During the 70’s and 80’s, he traveled the IMSA racing circuit fulfilling dreams and meeting well known race teams/owners/drivers. Dave was the “Crewchief” and Head Mechanic for four National Championship Race Teams and was honored by IMSA in 1982 as the “Mechanic of the Year''.  He enjoyed owning/driving nice cars (Ferrari’s, Shelby GT350/500, Studebaker AvantiR2), trucks, and motorcycles. Our home was featured on the Mahomet Garden Walk for the garden railway. In the eyes of grandkids, Grandpa Dave can fix anything plus help create pinewood derby cars!

The family appreciates all the help given by our LCM family, neighbors, and friends. Memorial contributions may be made to The Lutheran Church of Mahomet, The Monticello Railway Museum, and/or The Cornbelt Fire Protection District.  Dave was a registered organ and tissue donor and he was able to be a tissue donor with The Gift of Hope Foundation.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of David P. Rosenbery, please visit our floral store.


Celebration of Life
June 5, 2021

11:00 AM
Lutheran Church of Mahomet

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