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Matthew A. Lechwar

Matthew A. Lechwar

Matthew Alan Lechwar, age 38, of Menomonie, WI passed away unexpectedly of unknown causes at his home on Friday, March 12, 2021

Matt was born in Joliet, IL on October 1, 1982.  He was the of son Rodney and Mary (Gross) Lechwar, and attended schools in Channahon and Minooka, IL, graduating from Minooka Community High School in 2000.

He attended classes in welding at the Illinois Welding School in Romeoville, IL becoming certified in most aspects of welding.  At the time of his passing, Matt was employed in a job he dearly loved with Quality Liquid Feeds (QLF) in Menomonie, WI. 

This sweet, kind soul loved animals (especially his dogs) and had a special place in his heart for animal rescue.  Matt loved the outdoors - fishing, biking, boating, working outside and most recently jogging.  He was a huge lover of music of all kinds and he absolutely loved going to live events. 

Matt was a good friend with a generous heart and people who met him were impressed by his kindness, compassion, sense of humor and extensive knowledge of baseball statistics especially when it came to his beloved Chicago Cubs.

Matthew is survived by his loving parents, Rod and Mary Lechwar of Colfax, WI, his beloved sister Katie (James) McAlevey, his nephew Owen and his niece Gracelyn of Warner Robins, GA.  He is also survived by several Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and many friends and will be deeply missed by all.

A Memorial Mass will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday March 27, 2021 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Menomonie.  The services will be Livestreamed on the Rhiel Funeral Home Facebook Page.

Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the church.

In Lieu of flowers memorials may be made to, Options for Women Menomonie, 544 Broadway St. #404, Menomonie, WI  54751


  1. Steve & Lunda Olson

    Rod & Mary,
    Please know how very sorry we were to hear this sad news! We just found out. Our sympathies, our hugs, and our prayers to you and your family.
    Steve & Linda Olson

  2. Paul and Mary Byrne

    Mary and Rod...sending prayers, hugs and sympathy to all your family. May your faith bring you support and peace. Love to all...M&P

  3. Ronnie Brandolino & family

    Mary and Rod, please know our hearts ache for you and Katie. Matt was always a sweet, loving, kind person. I remember what great pals he and Kris were. May God Bless you all. ❤️

  4. Lisa Coons Wilcox

    Uncle Rod Aunt Mary and Katie, I’m so sorry for your loss. I have a lot of fond memories as a child with Matt and Katie and am better for knowing him. May his soul find the peace and perfection that is heaven. I wish you all peace and contentment as you heal. All of my love

  5. Nancy Jankowski

    Mary, Rodney & Katie,

    My heart breaks for you all. Know that you are all in my prayers.

  6. Allen Monroe

    I wish I knew this kind soul. May peace be upon him for all eternity, and may he rest in the hearts of his loved ones until the meet again.

  7. Roger and Mary Schaefer

    Rod and Mary, our hearts go out to you at the loss of your son. May God give you comfort in these troubled times.

  8. Sue & Derek Tate

    We are so deeply sorry to hear this news. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

  9. Cathy Crandal

    Dear Rod, Mary and Katie. I was so saddened to hear about Matt's passing. I know he was a dearly loved son and brother and he will be missed. I am keeping you all in my prayers.

  10. Lore Ogg

    Reggie and I are so sad to hear the news of Matt’s passing. Our hearts are aching for you. Prayers to your family. Matt was such a gentle soul. May he Rest In Peace.

  11. Robert Macnab

    Rod and Mary. Sharon and I send our deepest sympathies to you and your family. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  12. Jim and Anita

    Rod and Mary
    So sorry about Matt. Our hearts and prayers go out to you.

  13. Margaret Greaney

    So sorry for your loss. Preying for the family. With love

  14. Charlotte McAlevey

    Mary, Rod, Katie - we are broken hearted for you in the loss of Matt.

  15. Diane Fox

    Our sincere condolences for the loss of such a beautiful son and brother.

  16. Judi petersen

    Dear Mary and Rod. So sorry to hear about Matt! This has been a horrible time for all of us. My sincere sympathies for your loss. I wish I would have known Matt. We could have talked about the Cubs! Stay well.

  17. Colleen Gray

    Mary and Rod,
    Please accept our sincere sympathy on the passing of Matt.
    Colleen and Bob Gray

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