Elmwood Funeral Chapel & Crematory

Visitation Information

Madelyn Kathleen Nate, "Maddy"

Passed away on August 14, 2019

Madelyn Kathleen Nate “Maddy”, age 14.  Of St. John, Indiana.  Passed away unexpectedly on August 14, 2019.  Beloved daughter of Cal and Kathleen Nate (nee Kristovic).  Loving granddaughter of David and Susan Kristovic, Michael and Paula Nate, and Lynette Stoops.  Dearest great granddaughter of LuAnn and Michael Nate, Sue Disbrow, and Bonnie Bronk.  Cherished niece of Cheryl (Jason) Stuzik, Michael (Stephanie) Kristovic, Amy Kristovic, Antonio Nate, Celesta (Dusty) Torok Lee, and Gabriel Torok.  Dear cousin of Natalie and Nathan Stuzik, Emma and Kate Kristovic, Alainah and Auriana Nate, and Sora Robert. Madelyn is preceded in death by her great grandparents Marilyn and Duane Childers, Genevieve and George Kristovic and great aunt Margie Munden. 

Madelyn’s light shone wherever she went.  She was quick witted, loved fashion, and loved to travel.  If you saw her she most likely had an iced coffee in her hand and a bow in her hair.  She was a songbird who filled the home with her precious voice.  As a cancer survivor, she was the bravest soul anyone has met and her journey inspired many.  She was the absolute love of her parents’ life.

Visitation Sunday, August 18, 2019 2-9 pm.  Funeral Services Monday, August 19, 2019 at 9:15 am from the Elmwood Funeral Chapel 11300 W. 97th LN. (1/2 block west of US 41/Wicker Ave. at 97th Ln.) St. John to Holy Name Catholic Church, Cedar Lake.  Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 am.  Interment Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions to the Nick Foundation or Make a Wish in Maddy’s name preferred.  For more information 219-365-3474 or www.elmwoodchapel.com


Prayers at Elmwood Chapel
Monday, August 19, 2019 - 9:15 am

Funeral Mass:
Holy Name Catholic Church
11000 W. 133rd Ave.
Cedar Lake, Indiana 46303
Monday, August 19, 2019 - 10:00 am


Memorial Contributions:

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the Nick Foundation. https://www.facebook.com/NorthwestIndianaCancerKidsFoundation or the Make a Wish Foundation https://wish.org/ in Maddy's name

Visitation Location

St. John
11300 W. 97th Lane
St. John, IN 46373
(219) 365-3474


Visitation Information

Sunday, August 18, 2019 - 2:00 pm until 9:00 pm

"Kathleen and Cal, I'am so sorry that I can't be there, but just know that,I'am there in spirit with thoughts and prayers.May God wrap his loving arms around the both of you with peace and comfort during this unbearable precious loss in your lives. My heart is breaking for the both of you and the family. With all our love and prayers❤️🙏 Donnetta and Hector Pacheco "
- Donnetta Pacheco (Church)
August 16, 2019 3:43 pm

"Kathleen, my sincere condolence to you and your husband. Just know Maddy is in the hands of our Father, with a protective fence of eternity surrounding her. She will forever be in your hearts. "
- Ayonna McKinney RN
August 16, 2019 4:44 pm

"Cal and Kathleen- Our hearts go out to you in this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. -Troy Nate and Family "
- The Troy Nate Family
August 17, 2019 8:20 pm

"Maddy changed our lives forever. We are so sorry. All of our love."
- Ziemkowski Family
August 17, 2019 8:31 pm

"My Condolences to the entire Kristovic and Nate families. My thoughts and prayers are with you Sue and Dave at such a difficult time. "
- George Yekich
August 17, 2019 8:56 pm

"Praying for your broken hearts! I can honestly say that I know what you are feeling. I lost my son 6 months ago. Praying that precious memories of Maddy will help you through tough times. Praying that God will give your strength to move forward. Take time to grieve. A lot of friends and family told me "It's Ok to not be ok. I'm good friends with Paula I work at Hoosier with her. I'll continue to pray for your family Glenda Boocher "
- Glenda Boocher
August 18, 2019 12:28 pm

"Kathleen, I am so very sorry to hear about your daughter. You and your husband will be in my prayers. "
- Judy Korthauer
August 18, 2019 2:03 pm

"Dear Kathleen and Cal, our deepest condolences go out to you and your loved ones. Words cannot express how saddened and heartbroken we were after hearing the news. We can't even imagine how you must feel right now. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you for strength in this most difficult time. We will always remember the special bond Bella and Maddy had together. With much love, The Anderson Family"
- Mike, Claudia, bella and Gabe Anderson
August 18, 2019 10:12 pm

""My Condolences to the entire Kristovic and Nate families. My thoughts and prayers are with you Dave and Sue at such a difficult time. " "
- John Stahl
September 8, 2019 4:34 am

Candles Lit
"May you rest in piece you sweet angel"
- Kim
August 16, 2019 3:56 pm

"You are in my thoughts and prayers 💜"
- Golda Swathwood
August 16, 2019 4:32 pm

"Thoughts and prayers to your family in this difficult time."
- Corinne
August 16, 2019 4:53 pm

"Our thoughts and prayers are with you! May you Rest In Peace sweet sweet child!"
- Zeiger’s
August 16, 2019 10:37 pm

"Rest in Paradise sweet girl. A light as bright and beautiful as yours can never be extinguished."
- The Strong Family
August 17, 2019 11:38 am

"We love you and are so sorry. Maddy you will never be forgotten. "
- Ziemkowski Family
August 17, 2019 8:33 pm

"My god be with the Nate family during these dark times"
- Brother boilermaker
August 18, 2019 1:43 am

" So so sorry for your loss that heaven gained another angel. "
- Susan Hankosky
August 18, 2019 10:30 am

"Praying for you all. Rest in peace beautiful girl. "
- Renee and Josh
August 18, 2019 12:37 pm

"As dear friends of Mike and Paula, we grieve Maddy's passing. She will forever be an angel and may you always feel her presence in the whisper of the wind, when you see a shooting star Andy see a butterfly dance. Our prayers are with you. "
- Terry and Lissa Newton
August 19, 2019 12:09 pm