Charles K. Engel

Charles K. Engel, 91, of Hudson, IL passed away at 2:05 p.m. Sunday, October 8, 2017 at Hertiage Health, El Paso, IL with his wife by his side.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at Calvert-Johnson & Froelich Memorial Home, El Paso, IL with Rev. Ralph Wingate officiating. Burial with military rites will follow at Hinthorn Cemetery, Lake Bloomington. Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday and one hour prior to the service on Friday at the memorial home. Memorials may be made to the Hudson Fire Department.
Charles was born May 1, 1926 in Chenoa, IL the son of Jacob and Katharina Carstens Engel. He married Norma Farrell in 1945 in Bloomington. She died September 21, 1983. He then married Juanita Kessinger on July 28, 1984 in Lexington they have been married for 33 years. She survives along with Three sons Allen Engel of El Paso, Tom (Tyke) Engel of Hudson, and Galen Engel of Normal; two step children Ron (Debra) Kessinger of Wellington, CO and Lanette (Al) Wallace of Bloomington; one brother John (Marlene) Engel of Kappa; two grandchildren, five great grandchildren, six step grandchildren, four step great grandchildren and one step great-great grandson; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters, one step son, and one step grandson.
Charles attended Lexington Community Church. He farmed in rural Hudson for more than 40 years. After retiring he drove a school bus for unit 5 for 14 years. Charles was a Sargent in the Army Air Corps from November 2, 1945 to January 22, 1947. He spent a year in occupied Japan as a photographer. He was a volunteer with the Hudson Fire Department for 40 years starting as a firefighter in 1972 and retired as president of the board of trustees in 2012. Charles was an avid woodworker for as long as he was able, making quilting frames and other items for quilters. He enjoyed reading, watching TV, and watching birds.

Aldene Kingdon

Aldene V. Kingdon, 94, of El Paso, IL passed away on her birthday at 8:35 p.m. Sunday, September 3, 2017 at Sugar Creek Alzheimer’s Special Care Center, Normal, IL.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday September 7, 2017 at Calvert-Johnson & Froelich Memorial Home, El Paso with Pastor Josh Gates officiating. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery, El Paso. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the memorial home. Memorials may be made to Grace Fellowship Church or the El Paso Rescue Squad.
Aldene was born September 3, 1923 in El Paso, IL the daughter of John and Sarah Mool McDonell. She married Lyle B. Kingdon on September 28, 1945 in El Paso, IL. He died October 23, 1972
Surviving are one son Richard (Debbie) Kingdon of El Paso; one grandson Brad Kingdon of El Paso; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters Evelyn Steffen and Marjorie Kingdon.
She was a member of the El Paso United Methodist Church and then joined Grace Fellowship Church in El Paso. Aldene and Lyle ran the DX Gas Station in El Paso until they started farming in 1951 and they farmed and also ran an Auction service in El Paso. She had also worked at Schramm Shoes in El Paso.

Jacob Porter

Jacob H. “Jake” Porter, 43, of El Paso, IL passed away at 5:25 p.m. Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center, Normal, IL.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday September 8, 2017 at Calvert-Johnson & Froelich Memorial Home, El Paso, IL with Fr. John Steffen officiating. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery, El Paso, with dinner immediately following at St Mary’s Catholic Church, El Paso. Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the memorial home. Memorials may be made to El Paso Fire Department, El Paso Rescue Squad or the American Heart Association.
Jake was born October 15, 1973 in Normal, IL the son of David and Karen L. Smoots Porter.
Surviving are his mother Karen Porter of El Paso; one sister Amy (Tim) Supan of Carlock; and two nieces Samantha and Shannan, two nephews Sean and T.J. and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Jake was preceded in death by his Father, maternal and paternal grandparents, several aunts, uncles and one cousin.
He worked at Heritage Health Nursing Home in El Paso for 25 years, starting as a teenager in high school. Throughout his career there, he provided compassion to residents, allowing them to live their final years with dignity. No task was too big or too small for Jake, as he could be found working in cafeteria, laundry, with residents or just filling in where needed. He has also worked diligently for 19 years as a Production Control Clerk for American Buildings Company, more recently known as Nucor. He was on the El Paso Corn Festival committee, working as a volunteer for 13 years, and was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, El Paso.
Jake was loved and will be missed by so many whether it be family, friends or co-workers. He would have been shocked by the huge outpouring of memorials on social media, and messages to his family. He provided many hours of fun and laughter to all who knew him, and his nicknames and sayings were legendary. He was extremely caring, and would drop everything to help with anything. Hands down, he was the most hard working man.
He loved his family fiercely, especially his nieces and nephews, who loved him and will miss him terribly. His family would like to thank his buddies from the “hood” for providing him with hours of friendship and laughter with their long walks and pool parties. He loved you all, and will forever be watching over all of us from heaven.

Marilyn Mullvain

Marilyn R. Mullvain (Kuykendall), 81, of El Paso, passed away at 11:00 p.m. Saturday, August 19, 2017 surrounded by her loving family in the comfort of her home.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Calvert-Johnson & Froelich Memorial Home, El Paso with Rev. Shelly Forrest officiating. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery, El Paso. Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the memorial home. Memorials can be made to El Paso United Methodist Church and El Paso Rescue. Memorials can be made to El Paso United Methodist Church and El Paso Rescue Squad.
Marilyn was born on December 23, 1935 in Bellflower, IL, the daughter of Howard E. and Annette Pearson Kuykendall. She married Philip R. Mullvain on October 9, 1954 in Mansfield, IL.
Surviving is her husband, Philip Mullvain, El Paso; one son, Jeffry (Linda) Mullvain, San Diego, CA; two daughters, Jennifer Kaufman; and JoEllen (James) Skolek, both of El Paso. She had six grandchildren, Brandon (Amber) Kaufman, Jenica (Trent) Rarick, Justin (Tania) Skolek, Janelle (Adam) Kamischke, Kelly Mullvain, amd Alex Mullvain and eight great grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Miranda, Braylee, Grace, William, Samuel, Kaydance, and Hunter. She was preceded in death by her parents, six bothers and one sister.
Marilyn was a loving wife, with unending love for her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Marilyn and Phil made El Paso their home in 1961, where she was extremely supportive of Phil’s entrepreneurship and businesses for 40 years. She ran her own businesses as a Yellow-Ribbon and a Longaberger consultant as well. Her love of others was portrayed by her caregiving for family and friends in times of joy, hope, and need.
She was a lifelong member of the Methodist Church and served her church through teaching Sunday school, a multitude of committees and district representation. She served her community by working with many groups including the Corn Festive Committee, election judge and chaired the El Paso Blood-Mobile committee for many years. She spent her time doing what she loved especially quilting, sewing, pinochle, playing bingo, and spending time with her grandchildren.

Donna M. Schmitt

Donna M. Schmitt, 68, of Secor, IL passed away at 11:17 a.m. Sunday July 30, 2017 at Advocate Eureka Hospital. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, August 3, 2017 at Calvert-Johnson & Froelich Memorial Home, El Paso with Rev. Michael Peters officiating. Burial will follow at Ancona Cemetery, Ancona. Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the memorial home. In lieu of flowers the family request memorials be made to them to assist with funeral and burial expenses.
Donna was born August 13, 1948 in Streator, IL the daughter of John and Ellen Defenbaugh Poyer. She married John B. Schmitt Jr. on May 22, 1971 in Secor, IL. He survives along with two children Tammy (Bobby) Perez of Minonk and John (Katrina) Schmitt III of Secor; and three grandchildren Maria, Elena, and Amber.
She was preceded in death by her parents and an infant brother.
Donna was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Secor. She was a loving wife, mom, and grandma who enjoyed talking to friends on her porch and spending time with her grandchildren.

Marjorie Talbert

Marjorie Aldrich Talbert, 92, of El Paso, IL passed away at 12:05 a.m. Monday, July 10, 2017 at Heritage Health, El Paso. The family would like to thank the staff at the nursing home and Vitas Hospice Care for the care given to her.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, July 14, 2017 at Calvert-Johnson & Froelich Memorial Home, El Paso with Rev. Dr. Tim Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery, El Paso. Visitation will be 10 a.m. until time of service at the memorial home on Friday. Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
Marjorie was born May 2, 1925 in Syracuse, Missouri the daughter of George and Naomi Sibbles Aldrich. She married Forrest Auburn Talbert on November 21, 1944 in El Paso. He died November 1, 2007.
Surviving are four daughters Nancy Neisler of Normal, Linda (Drew) Schopp of Washington, Bobbie Talbert of El Paso, and Penny Stephens of Normal; nine grandchildren Tricia (Mark) Hozie, Tim (Brynn) Neisler, Tabatha (Steve) Reimer, Neil (Heather) Schopp, Shalin (Chad) Stroud, Khara (Josh) Celia, Jodi (Jon) Burmeister, Leia Stephens, Carlie (Lucas) Roach , and seventeen great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Raymond and Richard; two sisters, Mary Helen and Ruby; and one grandson Marshall Kevin Neisler.
After graduating from El Paso High School in 1943, Marjorie went to Rockford to attend a trade school in plane construction so she could come back to central Illinois and work at Caterpillar to build planes for WWII. The school had to close down due to lack of funds and so did her training at that time. She returned home and worked in various retail spots in Peoria before meeting the love of her life. They met on a day in 1944 as she returned to El Paso on a bus from Peoria. Auburn drove by her and a friend and offered them a ride. Soon after they were seeing each other and dated briefly before becoming engaged and married the same year. She became a dedicated homemaker and mother while helping her husband on the dairy farm. In her spare time, she gardened, was a 4-H leader, loved crafting and was an awesome cook. Her pride and joy came later as she opened a cake and cookie business until she retired.

Mary Ferguson

Mary L. Ferguson, 92, of Gridley, IL passed away at 12:26 p.m. Sunday, July 2, 2017 at Morton Terrace Heath Care, Morton.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Christ Community Church, Gridley with Pastor Grant Stauter officiating. Visitation will be 10 a.m. until time of service at the church on Thursday. Burial will follow at Gridley cemetery. Memorials may be made to the church or Gridley Emergency Services. Calvert-Johnson & Froelich Memorial Home is assisting the family with services.
Mary was born June 17, 1925 in Coles County, IL the daughter of Edward R. and Ida A. Pritchett Klein. She married Arthur Ferguson Jr. on June 9, 1946 in Gridley. He died November 11, 1999.
Surviving are two daughter Beth Ferguson of Gridley and Barb (Bill) Cullen of Pekin; three grandchildren Patt (Darrin) Schneider of Chicago, Jim (Joye) Rinkenberger Jr. of Pekin, and Shawn Cullen of Pekin; nine great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.
Mary was a member of Christ Community Church in Gridley for many years, where she was the church organist and choir director for 38 years. She taught piano lessons to many students at her home.

Keith Olomon

Keith J. Olomon, 77, of El Paso, IL died at 7:35 p.m. Saturday, June 24, 2017 at this Residence.
Cremation rites were accorded and a private family service was held on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at Parkhill Mausoleum in Bloomington with Rev. Dr. Tim Smith officiating. Calvert-Johnson & Froelich Memorial Home, El Paso, IL is assisting the family with arrangements.
Keith was born June 11, 1940 in Peoria, IL the son of Hardie Keith and Clara Alpine Peterson Olomon.
He married Wanda S. Simmons on May 29, 1965 in Mackinaw, IL. She died June 5, 2014.
Surviving are four children Patty (Tom) Evans of Washington, Brian (Kaye) Olomon, Neal (Teri) Olomon , and Jody Potts all of Bloomington; one brother Ronnie (Bonnie) Olomon of Roanoke; five grandchildren and three step grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, four sisters, one grandson, and one great granddaughter.
Keith retired from Caterpillar after 30 years of service. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed watching NASCAR races and reading Western Novels. He was a loving dad, brother, grandpa and great grandpa who enjoyed spending time with family.

Matthew Schertz

Matthew W. Schertz, 49, of El Paso, IL passed away at 8:19 p.m. Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at home after a two and a half year struggle with A.L.S. (Lou Gehrigs Disease).
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Calvert-Johnson & Froelich Memorial Home, El Paso, IL with Pastor Bob Clark officiating. Visitation will be 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the memorial home. Inurnment will be held at a later date in Evergreen Cemetery, El Paso. The family has designated memorials be made to A.L.S.A., Danvers Baptist Church elevator fund, or the El Paso Rescue Squad as a preference in place of sending flowers.
Matthew was born April 17, 1968 in Bloomington the son of Glenn R. and Norma Crusius Schertz. He married Kathleen Marshall Cremer on September 18, 2010. He is survived by his wife Kathy, and her sons Collin and Justin Cremer; also surviving are his mother, Norma Schertz of El Paso; one sister Amy (John) Engelmeyer of Springfield; and one brother Johnathan (Suzanne) Schertz of El Paso; several nieces and nephews. Matt was also a mentor to Coleman (Tiffany) Kangley.
His father preceded him in death on November 12, 2009.
Matt graduated from El Paso High School and the University of Illinois, majoring in Ag Science. He worked for UPS for twenty-one years and owned Schertz Cattle Company. He was a Consultant for Ambit Energy. He was a member of the Danvers Baptist Church. Matt enjoyed fishing, watching the Cubs and the Blackhawks. In 2015 he and Kathy went to Washington, DC to advocate for A.L.S. and in 2016 he participated with his team in the Peoria and Rockford A.L.S. walks.

Jane Burroughs

Jane L. Burroughs, 82, of Pontiac, IL passed away at 9:18 p.m. Saturday, June 3, 2017 at OSF St. James John W. Albrecht Medical Center, Pontiac, IL.
Cremation rites were accorded and a celebration of life service will be at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 5, 2017 at Calvert-Johnson & Froelich Memorial Home, El Paso with Rev. Gretchen Stinebaugh officiating. Visitation is from 9:30-10:30 am. Inurnment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in El Paso. Memorials may be made to OSF St. Francis Children’s Hospital of Illinois- Congenital Heart Center, 530 NE Glen Oak Ave. Peoria, IL 61637 or the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research P.O. Box 5014 Hagerstown, MD 21741 or at http://www.michaeljfox.org
Jane was born September 23, 1934 in Eureka, IL the daughter of Charles V. and Wilma Lois Garey Lampe. She married Wayne Burroughs on April 11, 1954 in El Paso, IL. He died June 4, 2011.
Surviving are two daughters Delora Henkel (Jesse Howard) of Pontiac and Patricia Burroughs of Cottonwood, AZ; five grandchildren Barry (Grace) Johnson of Pontiac, Evan (Janelle) Henkel of Fairbury, Lane (Kristin) Henkel of Ft. Collins, CO, Sarah Geiger of Sedona, AZ, and Cameron Geiger of Cottonwood, AZ; five great grandchildren Skylar, Conner, Owen, Jack, and Sadie; one brother Tillman (Sharon) Lampe of Conifer, CO; and three sister-in-laws Barbara Burroughs of Normal, Pat Burroughs of Edgewater, FL, and Dee Burroughs of Highlands Ranch, CO.
She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers Charles Lampe Jr. and Jack Lampe.
Jane worked in the business office of Behlen Manufacturing in El Paso for over 17 years and spent her latter years working in the financial office at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, retiring 20 years later in 1999. She loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and most important to her was spending time with her family. She was loved by many and will be sorely missed.