Jon Lechtenberg

Obituary of Jon Camiel Lechtenberg

Jon Camiel Lechtenberg was born on January 26, 1937, in Ogden, Utah, and died on January 15, 2022, at his home in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Carol Jean Lechtenberg; his son, Blair Lechtenberg of Castaic, California; his grandson, Skilen Lechtenberg (Marianne) of Valencia, California; his granddaughters, Blake Lechtenberg of Ventura, California, Devyn Rowe (Brian) of Fallon, Nevada, and Taryn Lechtenberg of Herndon, Virginia; his step-grandson, Randy Karnes Jr. of Frazier Park, California; and his four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Lowren Lechtenberg Karnes, and his son-in-law, Randy Karnes Sr.; his sister, Chris Niland and his brother-in-law, Eric Niland of San Luis Obispo, California. Jon graduated from Ogden High School in 1955 and had a B.A. in business from Antioch University. In 1956, Jon moved to California and began working at General Motors Corporation Van Nuys Plant, building automobiles on the line. When he retired on December 7, 1987, he was the Director of the Reliability Department. He had a successful drag racing career in southern California at the San Fernando Drag Strip. He also enjoyed building and installing home theater systems. He moved to Lake Havasu in 1988 and spent many fun-filled hours fishing on the lake with his wife, family, and friends. He was a member of the Bass Club. A Celebration of Jon's life will be held at a later date. Arrangements were placed into the care of Lietz-Fraze Funeral Home.
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