St. Francis DeSales Seminary High School; St. Francis, Wisconsin

Reverend Robert "Bob" William Nawrocki

Publication Date: September 23, 2015

Reverend Robert William Nawrocki

Nawrocki, Fr. Bob W. Age 79 Years, September 20, 2015. Preceded in death by his parents William and Regina Nawrocki and his brother Gary. Loving brother of Richard (Kathleen) Nawrocki. Special uncle of Susan (Alex Vodenlich) Nawrocki, Joe (Camille Dinicola) Nawrocki and Carol (Paul Schroth) Nawrocki. Further survived by 8 great-nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. Fr. Bob was ordained as a Priest in May of 1961 and he served the Archdiocese of Milwaukee teaching at St. Francis Seminary and was pastor of several churches in the Milwaukee Archdiocese, last serving at St. Alexander Church in Milwaukee. A visitation will be held at St. John Paul II, St. Alexander Church (1568 W. Holt Ave., Milwaukee, WI) on Saturday, September 26, 2015 from 9 - 10:45 AM with the Funeral Mass to begin at 11 AM. with Rev. Michael Ignaszak as Celebrant. Private Interment will be at St. Adalbert Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. John Paul II Parish, St. Alexander Church would be greatly appreciated.

The 50th Anniversay of Father Nawrocki's Ordination took place in 2011: Born in Milwaukee to the late William and late Regina Nawrocki, Fr. Robert W. Nawrocki has one brother, Richard Nawrocki. He attended Saint Francis de Sales Minor Seminary, later entering Saint Francis de Sales Major Seminary, St. Francis. He was ordained May 27, 1961, at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, Milwaukee. Fr. Nawrocki began his priestly ministry at St. Adalbert Parish, Milwaukee, 1961 to about 1967, and later became a faculty member at Saint Francis de Sales Preparatory High School and College from about 1967 to about 1978, followed by assignments as associate pastor at St. Helen Parish, Milwaukee, from 1978 to about 1980; pastor, Holy Name Parish, Wilmot, from 1981 to about 1994; pastor, St. Alexander Parish, Milwaukee, from about 1995 to about 2005; and is currently retired but helps out when asked at St. Alexander, St. Helen and St. John Kanty Parishes, all in Milwaukee. “(I) have enjoyed good years of work (and) am enjoying a good retirement,” Fr. Nawrocki said. A Mass and celebration of Fr. Nawrocki’s jubilee was held at St. Alexander Church, Milwaukee, May 28, 2011.