Natalie M. Lechowicz

Natalie M. Lechowicz, age 53, passed away suddenly, loving mother of Desiree Natasha Lechowicz; beloved partner of John T. Keichinger; cherished daughter of Carmella L. (Michael T.) Halicke and the late Walter S. Lechowicz, Jr; dear sister of Jason J. (Nancy) Lechowicz; devoted grand-daughter of the late Joseph A. and the late Gertrude E. Pope and the late Walter and the late Marie Lechowicz and the late Audrey Halicke; fond aunt of Joseph (Joey) Lechowicz, Victoria (Tori) Lechowicz, Augustine (Augie) Lechowicz, Francesca (Frani) Bauknecht, Will Bauknecht and Nick Bauknecht; loving niece of Louise M. O’Brien, Tony (Donna) Pope, Daniel J. (Jane) Lechowicz, Greg G. Lechowicz, Patricia S. Wetter, Steve Halicke and Ron (Laura) Halicke and the late Eugene Bassi, the late Robert (the late Roberta) Wells and the late Carmita Lechowicz and the late John R. O’Brien; cousin of many including the late Max Wells; loving friend of Michelle Keichinger, Kayla Keichinger, Amber Keichinger, Ashley Keichinger, Ethan Keichinger, Allison Keichinger and John W. Keichinger.  Visitation Sunday, September 13, 2020, 1:00 p.m until 5:00 p.m. with a memorial service to be held at 4:30 p.m. at Gibbons Funeral Home, 134 South York Road, (1/2 mile North of Saint Charles Road), Elmhurst. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Ray Graham Association for People with Disabilities, 901 Warrenville Road, #500, Lisle, IL 60532.  Due to COVID-19 guidelines, please note that the family thanks all attendees in advance for their show of support, however facility capacity is limited and we request all attendees maintain social distancing, wear a mask and be respectful of the time so all have a chance to pay their condolences.  For funeral information please call 630-832-0018 or



Memorial Service Program





1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at
Gibbons Funeral Home
134 South York Road
Elmhurst, IL 60126






4:30 p.m.
Gibbons Funeral Home
134 South York Road
Elmhurst, IL 60126



In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to

Ray Graham Association for People with Disabilities, 901 Warrenville Road, #500, Lisle, IL 60532.

58 comments on “Natalie M. Lechowicz
  1. Robin Dennis says:

    To Natalie’s mom, step dad, siblings, John & Desiree who she lived more than life itself.

    I am so very sorry for your sudden loss.
    Natalie was such a lively person, always with a laugh or smile.

    Ive known Natalie since the 6th grade from Churchville Jr. High, years later we found that her daughter knew & went to school with my nephew Eric. We hadnt seen each other in years til a few years ago when a group of us decided we were meeting monthly, Natalie was part of our group.
    She is loved & cared for by many of us, her sudden passing has left a huge hole in all our hearts and we will miss her terribly.

    I know there are no words to make the pain go away but please know that you ALL are in our thoughts & prayers and that we are here if you need anything.

    To John…Thank you for making her happy these past few years, you will always be our friend and a part of our group.

    And to Des…Your Mom was so filled with love and so very proud of you. She spoke of you all the time. I would say, she did not go willingly into that eternal light knowing she’d have to leave you behind but she also knew that you are strong enough to go on and live your life to the fullest because thats how she raised you. Your mom will ALWAYS be with you & love you so much.

    You all have my sincerest condolences and deepest heart felt sympathies..

    Robin Dennis

  2. Chris & Rick Stramel says:

    Thinking of your family during this difficult time. Rest In Peace

  3. gary luechtefeld says:

    She was a ray of sunshine. She had a smile for everyone and supported us all. She was our Ray Graham

  4. Julie Stelzner and family says:

    My heart goes out to the family. Natalie was a sweet loving girl. She will be missed by many! Love you all!

  5. Jeffery Lambert (Churchville 70) says:

    Sorry for your loss. Praying for your family.

  6. Zena De Kasha says:

    Dear Desiree, Carmela, John, and Family. My sincerest condolences on the loss of your beloved Natalie. She was a sweetheart. I met Natalie in the 6th Grade. She’s one of the nicest people I fondly remember from my school days. May she rest in peace.

  7. Cindy Giuliano-Kent says:

    My thoughts and prayers for all of Natalie’s family. I went to school with her. She was one of the kindest people I have had the pleasure of knowing.

  8. Nancy Hogan says:

    So sorry to hear about Natalie, she was such a nice person and friend to everyone she crossed paths with. Sending prayers to the Lechowicz and Keichinger families! May she Rest In Peace!

  9. Christopher Garza says:

    Sorry for your family’s loss.

  10. Elizabeth Glasow says:

    I am so sorry for your loss ! Natalie was so kind and always smiling ! She will be missed by so many ! Heaven gained a truly amazing angel My thoughts and prayers for her family during this very difficult time
    Elizabeth Glasow

  11. Julie says:

    I honestly do not know what to say except you all are in my thoughts and in my heartI know how much Natalie will be missed!! just keep all the special memories close to your heart every dayas time eventually heals your tears to smiling she would want that……hugs Love always Julie and Jim Erickson

  12. Christina gil Waldoch says:

    Prayers to all at this time of need my the angels watch over her now and forever.

  13. Vincegallegos says:

    God bless you Natalie God called you for a reason you’ll be in good hands we will see you soon

  14. Karen Utz says:

    I am very sorry for your loss. Natalie was such a kind and caring person. Prayers to the whole family…

  15. jodi luchetta says:

    I’m so so sorry and so sad to hear this news. Natalie was a life long friend. I’m sending all my prayers to Natalie’s family that God will comfort them through this very hard time. Natalie was a good friend to me and the friends on the block she will be missed so so much. I feel so sad about this I’m so sorry this happened please know I’m so sorry. It hurts so much. SHE WILL BE MISSED.

    • David Clark says:

      Natalie….my good friend and one I call on when I had an issue gone but not well sweetie i will miss you

  16. Karen Luse says:

    Dear Family of Natalie,

    I’m so sorry for your loss. It is such a difficult time with a sudden loss and you are also constrained by our quarantine situation. My heart goes out to you. I was a high school friend of Natalie’s. Please know that we are thinking of and praying for you.

  17. Monique Baker says:

    So sorry… Prayers to all . Such a beautiful person taken way to soon

  18. Lou Friedmann says:

    Here’s to Natalie’s life.

  19. says:

    So sorry for your loss prayers to the family and friends may she rest in peace.

  20. Lisa Gibbs Obrien says:

    So sad to hear about this. Natalie was such a sweet person and always had a warm hello and smile whenever you saw her. My deepest sympathies to her family.

  21. Mario says:

    Absolutely stunned and in disbelief still. So very, very sad and unexpected. Gone WAY TOO SOON! Natalie, you will be sorley missed, absolutely missed for sure!
    May you Rest in Heavenly Peace. Deepest Heartfelt Condolences to your Family. ✝️

  22. Tami desLauriers says:

    My sincere and deepest condolences to Natalie’s family and friends. Natalie was a good friend with a kind and gentle soul. She will be missed by all who knew her.

    Tami Leonard-desLauriers
    York High School classmate, class of ’84

  23. Rich Curran says:

    Very sorry for your loss – so sad

  24. Diana L Zakaras says:

    Dear Family of Natalie… I went to Junior High and High School with Nat. She was always the nicest, and kindest person. I am so sorry for your loss, and sending you all hugs and prayers in your time of mourning.

  25. Jo Frady says:

    My heart is broken for my very dear friends Carmella and Mike Halicke for the loss of your beautiful daughter Natalie. My prayers are with your Grandaughter Desiree and your whole family. Sending Super Hugs and Prayers to all.
    Love Jo Frady

  26. Sue Polito says:

    Praying for you all! She will be missed! She was such a kind soul! Would be there if I could. Love and Hugs to you all.

  27. John Tate says:

    Rest in Peace Natalie. Thank you for being in our lives. We will miss you.

    John Tate and family

  28. Dianne Kariotis says:

    Natalie you left us way too early. I will cherish our friendship and pray you Rest In Peace. My condolences to your family

  29. Phil Currab says:

    So very sorry. My heart and prayers to all. Tragic loss. God Bless.

  30. Sharon Dotson says:

    Kerry and I would like to send our deepest condolences to Desiree and your family. Praying for you all in this most difficult time.

  31. Sean Langille says:

    Natalie was just a very genuine and thoughtful person. I will miss her dearly. She left us way too early. God bless her and the family.

  32. Susan Scordato says:

    Sorry for your loss

  33. Natalie Ludena says:

    I’m so very sorry for your loss. I was a classmate of Natalie’s and I admired her spirit. She was often on FB and she was so positive and upbeat. She cared about everyone and there is really nothing bad to say about her. She was just such a genuine person who clearly loved her family and friends very much. She will be sorely missed.

  34. Tracy E Mc Govern says:

    My deepest condolences to your entire family and circle of friends. I pray the Lord will make you feel His unconditional love and comfort. Tracy E. Mc Govern

  35. Cherie Jones says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss Nancy.

  36. Bob Griffin says:

    Natalie was a wonderful co-worker very love and respected. She will be miss very much so. Very sorry for your loss my prayers and sympathy are with you at this time of need.

  37. Neel Patel says:

    My deepest condolences for the entire family. Natalie was truly a kind-hearted person and never hesitated to help others. Walking into 901 is sure going to feel different when I will enter the office suites. she was always at the desk and greeted with a smile on her face. Rest in peace Natalie.

  38. Susan Wendt says:

    Natalie was a bright light every day here at RGA. She made it a point to stop by each of our offices to say Good Morning ! She will be missed so very much..

  39. Michael Baig says:

    So sorry for your loss! Thoughts and prayers. I have known Natalie for many yrs( through Ray Graham) Always enjoyed our conversations, and her smiley emojis on emails. :). God Bless you family!

  40. Sue Wendt says:

    Natalie was a bright ray of sunshine every day at RGA. she made it a point to stop by each office and say Good Morning. Natalie will be missed so very much! Sending Prayers for your family

  41. Charonda says:

    I would like to give Natalie Family my deepest condolences R.I.P you going to be truly missed♥️♥️♥️♥️

  42. Audrey Lake says:

    Of all the years that I have been at Ray Graham, Natalie always greeted me with a smile and sometimes a funny line. She shall be truly miss. Rest in peace, Natalie. And, my condolences to her family.

  43. Pam Bruce says:

    my thoughts and prayers are with the family.
    I’ve known Natalie since working at RGA with her. I remember seeing Nat every time I went to our cooperate building and we would talk about a band we both liked 7th Heaven.
    Natalie will be missed by many- she was a super great sweet lady.
    Rest In Peace Natalie.

  44. Kenyatta Woods says:

    I am so very sorry for your loss sending my deepest condolences to your entire family. Natalie will truly be missed by RGA she was such a wonderful site to see at our corporate office and she was one good Avon sale rep. Love and miss you rest in peace my sweet friend.

  45. Melissa Papendorf says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Natalie at RGA for 20 years. She was the first person to welcome me and make me feel comfortable. She was always there with a smile and encouraging word. Desiree…she loved you so much. She would always tell me about the fun stuff you guys were doing or what the latest adventure was. She was so proud of you! You are all in my prayers. She will be missed so much!

  46. Scott R. Nixon says:

    I worked closely with Natalie Lechowicz thru Ray Graham Association for many years. My deepest condolences to the whole family on your loss. I know Natalie was always a positive light. Even in difficult times such as these times. My staff, our clients and their families were always engaged by her positivity coming thru our doors. As a Cubs fan I will take solace in knowing Natalie got to witness the Chicago Cubs in their memorable 2016 World Championship and its glory…..and multiple Blackhawks Stanley Cups to boot before departing among us. I know she will be sorely missed!

    RIP Natalie

    Scott Nixon
    Executive Director
    Life’s Plan Inc./Ray Graham Association

  47. Hydie Hoskins says:

    My Condolences to The Family and love ones. Natalie was a warm spirit and she will be truly missed. I work for RGA ( Ray Graham Association ) and when I had the pleasure of seeing Natalie, she was always kind. I have a daughter who is close in age to my own. I had the pleasure of occasionally having the teenage and young adult conversation with her. That topic usually put a larger smile on her face. Natalie will be greatly missed. It’s still hard for me to believe. I’m praying for peace and comfort for her family and friends. GOD Bless you’ll. I’m looking forward to the celebration of her life.

  48. Lisa Leskovar says:

    Sending our condolences to you all. We are so very sorry for your loss. Rob, Lisa (Fulco) and Mason Leskovar

  49. Bonnie McGraw says:

    My heartfelt sympathy and prayers for Natalie’s family and friends. I have worked with her for the past year and 1/2. Her friendly welcoming smile and greeting every morning were something I looked forward to and will miss.

  50. Michele Carbone says:

    My condolences to her family. I went to high school w/Natalie. She was such a wonderful person. She truly will be missed by many!! Michele Carbone

  51. Mary Benson says:

    Our condolences, Carmella, Jason, Desiree and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. The Bensons (Mary, Mary T., and Alison).

  52. Dolores Chevernak says:

    My sincere condolences to Carmella and family. You are in our prayers. May Natalie rest in peace. Love Dolores

  53. Casi Mertes says:

    My deepest condolences to Natalie’s family and loved ones. It was always such a pleasure to work with her. With her kinds words and cheerful demeanor, she always just made people feel good. I’ve know Natalie for many years at RGA, and I will truly miss her.

  54. Laura Elliott Ulaszek says:

    My sincerest condolences and deepest heart felt sympathies to Natalie’s family. I am so sorry for your loss.

  55. Christine Konopinski says:

    My deepest condolences to Natalie’s family and loved ones. She will be deeply missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you

  56. Matthew Dewar says:

    Sorry for your loss.

  57. Lee Reeder says:

    Just heard about this as my prayers are with the family. I may not have known you well Natalie but I know that God will have you in his arms and in his peace.

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