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Christopher David McNabb , Age 44

January 04, 1977 --November 13, 2021

Christopher David McNabb, name meaning beloved bearer of Christ, was born to John C. McNabb and Rikki L. McNabb (Cady) on January 4th, 1977, in Baraboo Wi. He was perfect. He was and always will be immensely treasured.

Christopher was raised by both of his parents, all four of his grandparents and two older brothers in Baraboo where he graduated from High School in 1995. He met and married Shawn McNabb (Froh) in 2015, and on his 39th Birthday they welcomed their beloved son Calvin into the world.

On November 13th, 2021, God decided that he needed Christopher and therefore he passed away without warning after a brief illness. Christophers death has left all his family, friends and everyone that had the privilege of knowing him in absolute turmoil. He had plans of family trips, plans to take his son to Packers games, to ride his motorcycle, to make their home even more amazing, and so many hopes, dreams, and goals for his and his families life.

Christopher poured his heart and soul into his work and being the best daddy possible. All the people Christopher interacted with absolutely admired him. There truly wasnt anything that Christopher couldnt do, he was a genius. Christopher touched everybodys lives and made it a point to make all those he encountered feel important and special. He showed up when it mattered, had your back, gave to those in need, and would defend and stand up for his loved ones should the need for it arise. He kept us safe.

Christopher was a curious and mischievous child, which often got him into trouble, especially with his older brothers and their friends - something he never outgrew. His Grandpa Ernie lovingly nicknamed him Stormy. He knew that he was a little different than those around him. He was interested in things most people his age didn't care or know about. In high school, you could find him at a Grateful Dead concert, playing goalie on the hockey team, or building a house. His interests and talents were vast and varied. He was constantly learning new things and refining the things that he knew. One week he was growing peppers and perfecting his salsa recipe and the next he was building a pergola. He never stopped looking for the best way to beatify landscaping or conserve and protect the natural environment of Sauk County. He was a leader, mentor, artist, and tinkered with anything that was of interest to him. He made many friends along the way; he was the kind of person who drew people in. He never lost his spirit and love for life. Anyone who knew Christopher knew that he was the most loving father a son could ask for and the friend you could always count on.

Christopher is survived his son Calvin, wife Shawn, parents John and Rikki, brothers Greg and Jeff, sister Wendy, as well as his aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews, nieces, and his beloved dog Wally.

To my little brother,

I love you more than words can tell. A piece of my heart will forever be missing. Your love was unconditional, and your hugs could cure all. There will not be a day that goes by that I wont miss you. I'm not sure how to go through life without you, but you were never one to give up and you always put up a fight. That is exactly what we will do. I love you with all my heart always and forever.

"You never said Im leaving, you never said goodbye. You were gone before we knew it, and none of us knew why. A million times we needed you, a million times we cried. If love alone could have saved you, you never would have died. In life we loved you dearly, in death we love you still. In our hearts you hold a place that no one could ever fill. It broke our hearts to lose you, but you didnt go alone. For part of us went with you, the day God took you home." Author Unknown.

Services for Christopher will be held on Tuesday, November 23, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Blake Overlien officiating at Emanuel United Methodist Church. Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at the church. The Redlin-Ertz Funeral Home is assisting the family.


Brandie Grob November 17, 2021

Friend Baraboo

Sending my sincere Condolences to the entire McNabb Family.Chris was a Super nice guy and always so upbeat..I still remember how excited he was when he told me he was gonna be a Dad, definitely his biggest accomplishment and love of his life! Sending hugs..😘

Ted Crary November 17, 2021

Friend Reedsburg , Wisconsin

My deepest condolences to the McNabb family!! I played many a baseball, football, softball game with Chris and had a nice chat with him this summer at T-ball and many times over the winter months. So sorry for your loss. His memories will live on and help you get through this very difficult time.

Susan and Peter Vrabec November 17, 2021

Friends Baraboo , Wisconsin

Our deepest condolences to the McNabb family. 💔

Kelly Dobson Gehrke November 17, 2021

Old friend Oak creek , Wisconsin

I am at a loss for words. My childhood has so so many wonderful memories of our fun times together. He taught me about adventure, comedic timing, new music, how to live life. I am forever a better person due to our times spent together. Chris' spirit will live on through Cal and through all of us that loved him and will keep his spirit with us. My thoughts and condolences are with the whole McNabb and Froh families.

Sarah (Roloff) Grabarec November 17, 2021

friend Twin Lakes , Wisconsin

My heartfelt condolences to the entire McNabb family. Hoping you are able to find peace during this horribly difficult time.

Robin Trumm November 17, 2021

Friend and classmate SAINT PAUL , Minnesota

My sincere and deepest sympathies to Shawn and Chris's entire family.

Tara Kolodzik November 17, 2021

Friend Marshfield , Wisconsin

Thinking of your family during this hard time. I, like many others, have a lot of great memories of Chris. He was a great guy and will be missed by many!

Deb Burroughs November 17, 2021

Aquaintance Baraboo , Wisconsin

Prayers and condolences to the entire Mcnabb family on your loss. May GOD carry all of you!

Wendy November 17, 2021

Friend NORTH FREEDOM , Wisconsin

Chris always had a smile and loved to talk about Calvin. He was such a hard worker and took pride in it. It is such a great loss to so many. May memories heal your hearts. Calvin gained an angel.

Betty Krueger November 17, 2021

Known the family for years Baraboo , Wisconsin

I sm so sorry to hear of Chris's passing,,,Know that my prayers are with you all during this time.

Sharon Prochnow November 17, 2021

Old friends with Rikki Baraboo , Wisconsin

I am so sorry to hear about Christopher. I can’t imagine how the whole family is feeling. What a shock! My thoughts and prayers 🙏🏻are with the whole family.💕

Jerry B Schultz November 17, 2021

Fiend McFarland , Wisconsin

Ruth and I send our condolences to the family so sorry for your loss

Jason Angie Kirchberg November 17, 2021

Friend Baraboo , Wisconsin

Chris was a great person and we want to send our deepest condolences. He will be greatly missed . Our prayers are with your entire family .

Amber Deitrich November 17, 2021

Friend Baraboo , Wisconsin

Still hard to come to terms that one of the happiest people I’ve ever known in my life is no longer with us. You could be having the worst day possible until you saw Chris & his smile. He’d always put a positive spin on any negative situation. Always made you rethink that bad day by pointing out the good. He always had your back. I’ll never know anyone else as phenomenal of a human as Chris.

Peter Simonds November 17, 2021

Friend Morrison , Colorado

I am so sorry to hear about Christopher. Sending my condolences and comforting energy to you all. He will be deeply missed. So many great memories to cherish.

Andrew Ellis November 17, 2021

Friends Baraboo , Wisconsin

To John, Rikki, and Jeff, So sorry to hear of the loss of your son and brother. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Jane, Andy, and Kristin Ellis

Amy Haskins November 17, 2021

Friend Baraboo , Wisconsin

To the McNabb family- I am so sorry for your unimaginable loss. I have known Chris almost my whole life, we went to school together from kindergarten to graduation. I can remember in grade school we always called each other when we found out there was a snow day and I can remember calling him the morning East School burnt to tell him the news. He didn’t believe me so we hopped on our bikes and met each other halfway to pedal to school to see the damage. We lived close, but didn’t see each other often. That didn’t matter because when we did he’d greet me with a smile and funny story like a day hadn’t passed since the last time. He always had a cheery wave to me in the pit or on the street, he never forgot an old friend. I remember him telling after Calvin was born that he thought it was the coolest thing they share a birthday. He will be greatly missed.

Wiese Family November 17, 2021

Friend Baraboo , Wisconsin

To know Chris was to love him. He will be greatly missed. The world will not be the same without him. He’s watching over everyone from Heaven. Rest easy Christopher. Thoughts and prayers for the entire McNabb family.

Jill Stiemsma November 17, 2021

Cousin Fond du Lac , Wisconsin

Christopher’s death was such a shock. I’m sorry for all the McNabbs. What a wonderful tribute this obituary was, though. Obviously Christopher was well liked and well loved. My heart goes out to all those who loved him.

Lisa McClyman November 17, 2021

Acquaintance Wisconsin Dells , Wisconsin

Prayers to you, McNabb family.

Sam & Mary Howard November 18, 2021

Friends of McNabb Family Baraboo , Wisconsin

What a beautiful tribute to Christopher. May your love and wonderful memories carry you through these difficult days. God bless all of you.

Danya Dallapiazza November 18, 2021

Friend Colgate , Wisconsin

This absolutely breaks my heart. I loved Chris so much. From junior high through high school there is rarely a memory I have that he was not a part of. I am so sorry for your loss.

Daniel and Karla Vale November 18, 2021

Friend Baraboo , Wisconsin

So very sorry to hear of Chris's passing. Dan has known him for a while and worked for him earlier this year and was shocked to hear the news. Sending comfort and prayers to his family.

Bobby Von Nessen November 18, 2021

Friend Saint Leonard , Maryland

So sorry for everyone's loss. May God be with you all. PEACE.

Rick and Becky Giebel November 18, 2021

Friend of family Baraboo , Wisconsin

We are so very sorry for your loss. May God hold you all in his ever present peaceful hands. Lifting you all in prayer in this difficult time.

Dave & Robin Goeb November 18, 2021

Friends Baraboo , Wisconsin

Our thoughts and prayers are with the McNabb family. Chris will truly be missed by all that he touched.

John & Marie Bonham November 18, 2021

Friend of the Family New Smyrna Beach , Florida

We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your son Christopher. May God grant you the peace that surpasses all understanding.

Kevin Knerzer November 18, 2021

Friend La Crosse , Wisconsin

My heartfelt condolences go out to the McNabb family and all of us friends that were so fortunate to have known Chris and to have spent so many lasting memories together. Even going way back as a kid, Chris was always staying busy, and I had the pleasure of being included in that and am forever grateful for that work-ethic mentality. Sports, bikes, flashlight tag...never a dull moment...from sun-up way past sundown. I'll never forget his instant, genuine smile; when his eyes would bugout a bit and he'd give you that look as if to say "good one - I should have thought of that myself!"

Tim and Nancy Bauer November 18, 2021

Friend Debeque , Colorado

So sorry for your loss. We are shocked and saddened. He was such a giving person. Sending our love and prayers to you all.

John and Ellen Mc Donough November 18, 2021

Friends Reedsburg , Wisconsin

Our deepest sympathies to the entire Mc Nabb family. Chris was a great guy and will be greatly missed. Our deepest sympathies and prayers are with you all.

mike fitzgerald November 19, 2021

Life long friend. Fellow graduate of BHS in 61 Bloomington , Illinois

Mac and family. Was shocked and deeply saddened to read of your son's passing. Words cannot express the sadness I am feeling for you and your entire family. Know my thoughts and prayers are with you during this most trying time. God Bless. Fitz

Christine Kujawa November 19, 2021

Former business owner on 3rd St LYNDON STATION , Wisconsin

So very sorry to hear about Chris......he was a great guy and will surely be missed by many!! Your family will be in our thoughts during this time of sorrow...Kurt & Chris Kujawa

Josh Vrabec November 19, 2021

Friend Rochester Hills , Michigan

While we lost touch for several years, the memories hadn't faded one bit. You were a true scrapper on the ice rink and the playground, always giving me a run for my money. You introduced me to Eddie Murphy Raw, and Mike Tyson on Nintendo, and Insane Clown Posse, amongst other unmentionable discretions. You knew and taught me how to live freely, and I'm sure in your all-too-brief years with Calvin showed him how to live and love life with the same energy. My sincere condolences to your entire family.

Troy Spencer November 19, 2021

Friend Baraboo , Wisconsin

Chris always put a smile on my face whenever we saw one another! Awesome guy from an awesome family. Always upbeat and never negative toward anyone. He will be truly missed. RiP Crispy👊

Monty & Pat Slapak November 20, 2021

Friend Muscoda , Wisconsin

Shawn-Calvin=The Froh & McNabb Families, We extend our sincere sympathy to all of you. So sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts & prayers.

john Ofstun November 23, 2021

Friend Cudahy , Wisconsin

My condolences to the entire McNabb family. Chris was an amazing man. His memories will live on forever.