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Natalie L. Kusek

Published May 18,2019

Obituary's Biography:

Ms. Natalie Lynn (Fenn) Kusek, daughter of Donna M. Lavin, the late Martin T. Lavin, and the late Paul E. Fenn, was born on March 9, 1966 in New Kensington, PA.  Natalie grew up with her family on the East Coast, graduated from Merrimack High School in 1984 and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Fashion Merchandising from Illinois State University in 1988. Natalie enjoyed working in Benefits and earned a C.E.B.S. designation.  She was most recently employed with MVP Staffing, in HR, as a Benefits Manager in Deerfield, IL and was looking forward to continuing her career at PLS Financial Services, Inc. in Chicago, IL as a Director of Benefits.

Natalie died unexpectedly while visiting family in Colorado and went home to meet her heavenly father on May 9, 2019.  Natalie is survived by her loving daughters, Alexandria, Brianna and Carissa; her mother, Donna M Lavin; her sisters, Kim (Larry) Duerkop, Donna Lavin, Diane (Rodney) Gansho, and Nadine Gerling; her half-sister, Marybeth Fenn;  the father of her daughters, Jim Kusek; nieces and nephews,  Nicholas, Anthony, Brandon, Robert, Miles, Brooke, Caden, and Kara;  a great niece and nephew, Emma and Lincoln; many aunts and uncles. She was preceded in death by her father, Paul E. Fenn, her step-father, Martin T. Lavin, her half-sister, Danielle Fenn, as well as all of her paternal and maternal grandparents.

Natalie loved spending time with her family, cooking special meals, celebrating the holidays, going to Ravinia, vacationing, and pool time.  She enjoyed life to the fullest and loved to have fun.  Her top priority was her daughters, spending time with them, teaching them, and providing for them. She was so proud of the beautiful girls they have become.  Natalie will be most remembered for her caring and giving nature, natural approach to self-care, a healthy lifestyle, a zest for life, eternal optimism, strong family values, and loving unconditionally.  She will be deeply missed.

A visitation and funeral Mass is scheduled for Tuesday on May 21, 2019 from 9:30am until 11:00am with the funeral mass commencing at 11:00am at St. Gilbert’s Catholic Church, 301 E Belvidere Rd, Grayslake, IL 60030.  All funeral arrangements were entrusted to Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030.  For more information please contact (847)223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org

9 replies on “Natalie L. Kusek”

  1. We cannot begin to express our heartfelt sympathy for this tragic loss of such a lovely woman. Our deepest sympathy, love and prayers to your family.

  2. We were all saddened to hear about Natalie’s untimely death. Prayers of comfort and love for her daughter’s, sisters and Mother. May you know peace, in that she has gone to a better place.

  3. I’m so sorry for the loss of Natalie from this world. She was kind and sweet. She was so loved by her family. My heart goes out to her Family who will miss her so.

  4. My heart breaks for Natalie’s family. She was a loving and caring person and will be missed by so many. Alex, Bria and Carissa remember all the wonderful things your Mom did and how much she loved you. She will always be there for you. She is very proud of all of you. Pray for her, talk to her, laugh and cry. Although she would not want you to be sad, it will take so much out of your happiness not having her with you. She is happy in heaven with her Dad’s and Grandparents. As you pray for her ask her to pray for you. God gave you the gift of your Mom, if only for a short period of time. Now he needs another Angel to help him continue his amazing work. Prayers, Love and Hugs. .

  5. I am truly heartbroken to hear of your loss Donna. No parent should ever have to go thru this. I will be constantly praying for you, and the entire family. God bless you all and I pray for healing.

  6. Words can’t begin to express my feelings of loss. I will miss Natalie so much. She was a great friend & meant so much to me. I will cherish my memories of her. Until we meet again, Rest In Peace, my dear friend.

  7. So sorry for the loss of Natalie. She always showed such care and interest in our lives over the last 14 years of getting to know each other. There is nothing we can say to take away your hurt and pain just know you are all being thought about from 298 miles away.

  8. I am at a loss for words, but please accept my sincere condolences. Natalie was an accomplished woman who had many interests, and her daughters brought her great joy. Hold on to treasured memories and know that she will always be with you in your hearts.

  9. Donna & Family,
    We were saddened to hear of Natalie’s passing. Our
    deepest sympathy, love and prayer to your family.

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