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Kathleen R. Luczynski

September 2, 2023

Kathleen Luczynski Obituary

Kathleen Luczynski of Elburn, Illinois, died September 2, 2023, of injuries sustained in a motorcycle crash in Kane County, Illinois alongside her husband, Scott Luczynski.
Born in Elmhurst on September 1, 1965, Kathleen was the tiniest and feistiest of Jim and Nancy Armstrong’s five children. Curious, adventurous, creative, and a little mischievous, she was an adoring and wholehearted boy mom before “boy mom” was a hashtag, and she is deeply missed by her sons, Kenneth Walsh of DeKalb, Illinois, Kevin Walsh (Taylor Ostertag) of Tennessee, and Samuel Walsh (Andrea Gunderson) of Tennessee. Kathleen was an enthusiastic, fun, and proud grandmother, “Nama” to Ben and AJ Walsh and Josie Rose and Ashton Walsh, whose photos and artwork decorated her home. Kathleen was thrilled to be an on-the-floor grandmother, friend and playmate to those four she so cherished.
Kathleen was a thoughtful and loving daughter to her, mother, Nancy Armstrong of Plainfield, and the first to throw encouragement to her sisters, Mary Carlino-Dowdal (Robert Dowdal) of Shorewood and Amy Jendruczek (Brent Wenberg) of Maple Park and brothers, David (Jennifer) Armstrong of Naperville and Matthew Armstrong (Ashley Crow) of Los Angeles. They take up the slack on the group chat in Kathleen’s honor, brushing up on puns, dad jokes, and baseball news.
Kathleen delighted in her role as “Aunt Kathy” or “Auntie Kat” to her many nieces and nephews, never first to release their hugs and always supporting their endeavors. Niece, cousin, “everybody’s mom” in the Oswego community where she raised her boys, Kathleen’s door and back yard were always open, as was her soft and generous heart. 
A gem does not sparkle because it is one-dimensional; its facets reflect the light bouncing around inside. Kathleen’s light attracted and reflected innumerable friends from all the dimensions and layers of her beautiful life, and she leaves them with memories and stories to share. 
In addition to her husband, Kathleen joins her father, James Armstrong, and her infant son, James Walsh in eternal peace.  
We honor our mother, daughter, sister, aunt, our niece, cousin and friend by exercising our creativity, by watching baseball (especially her beloved Cubs) or even a baseball movie (Bull Durham was her favorite) and taking a moment to appreciate the beauty in the sunset, the clouds, the moon. When we tell her story, make each other laugh, text first thing in the morning, or smile at little kids and old people, we make sure that Kathleen is everywhere. Bring a bouquet of flowers to your next gathering, and Kathleen will be there, too.
A fun-sized person has left a remarkably full-sized hole. Family and friends will gather to celebrate Kathleen’s extraordinary life on Sunday, September 17, 2023, from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Bauman Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc. 5600 Route 34 Oswego, IL. 60543

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Celebration of Life
Sunday
September 17, 2023

2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Bauman Family Funeral Home
5600 U.S. Route 34
Oswego, IL 60543

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