About Us

The caring and experienced professionals at Lechner Funeral Home are here to support you through this difficult time. We offer a range of personalized services to suit your family’s wishes and requirements. You can count on us to help you plan a personal, lasting tribute to your loved one. And we’ll carefully guide you through the many decisions that must be made during this challenging time.

Our History

Stanley C. Leonberg was licensed as a funeral director in 1927. In 1936 he opened Leonberg Funeral Home in Haddonfield. In 1945, Mr. Leonberg moved the funeral home to its Main St. Medford location where it is today. Leon H. Matthews purchased the business in 1970. Shortly after, he added an addition to the building to accommodate a selection room.

In 1981, H. Douglas Lewis purchased the funeral home. Mr. Lewis changed the name to Lewis Funeral Home.

Richard B. Lechner and his wife, Donna purchased the funeral home in 1993 and changed the name to Lechner Funeral Home. In 1997 the seating area of the viewing room was expanded to accommodate more funeral attendees.

Since 1936 Lechner Funeral Home is proud of always having maintained family ownership. We have never been owned or run by a corporation or by a group of larger funeral firms.

At Lechner Funeral Home , we take great pride in what we do. Our purpose is to

  • Help families make well-planned preparations in their time of need;
  • Provide a peaceful and soothing environment where people can gather to honor a loved one
  • Preserve longstanding traditions and customs
  • Offer personalized and affordable services and products
  • Reach out to the greater community

We believe that the success of any business requires dedication and professionalism. In our business, in particular, it also requires a great deal of kindness, compassion and attention to detail. You’ll find these qualities in each and every member of our staff here at Lechner Funeral Home.

Put your trust in us to make this experience as comfortable as possible.


Richard B. Lechner & Wife Donna

Richard B. Lechner was raised in Medford and is a graduate of Shawnee High School, Class of 1977. He currently resides in Medford with his wife, Donna, and their son Jacob.

Richard and Donna purchased Lechner Funeral Home in December 1993 from Doug Lewis. Prior to purchasing the funeral home, Richard was employed by Doug Lewis as manager of The Lewis Funeral Homes of Moorestown and Medford.

Richard is a member of the Medford Lakes Lions Club.

Donna works in the office at the funeral home. She is a member of the Pinelands Garden Club. Donna is not a licensed funeral director.

Richard and Donna are both members of the Medford Historical Society and the Medford Village Country Club.

Richard B. Lechner, Jr. and family

Richard B. Lechner, Jr. was licensed in April, 2010. Richard is a graduate of Shawnee High School, Class of 2004 and Mercer County Community College, School of Mortuary Sciences, Class of 2009. He is a Certified Celebrant. Richard is a member of Holy Eucharist Church in Tabernacle and a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 8733, Tabernacle. Richard is a member of the New Jersey State Funeral Directors Association, the Burlington County Funeral Director's Association, and the South Jersey Enduro Riders Association. Richard is a member and Vice President of the Medford Lakes Lions Club. Richard married the former Stephanie Scarpa of Cherry Hill on June 22, 2013. Richard and Stephanie live in Shamong with their daughters Emily, Rosalie & Adeline.

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We are available in your time of need. Contact our staff at any hour, at (609) 654-2298.


    Family-owned and operated since 1936

    Beautiful, impeccably restored facility

    Extensive personalization options

    Free aftercare and grief support

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24 North Main Street, Medford, NJ 08055
(609) 654-2298
Email: lechnerfh@gmail.com
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