Rita Swanson

May 22, 1939 – September 28, 2017
Funeral Date: Friday, September 29, 2017

Rita M. Swanson, 78, of Peoria, passed away Thursday, September 28, 2017, 10:05 am at Heartland Health Care Center, Henry.

Rita had requested that cremation rites be accorded and no services to held. Memorials may be made to the Lewy Bodies Dementia Association.

Calvert & Johnson Memorial Home, Henry is assisting the family with arrangements.

Rita was born May 22, 1939 in Peoria, Illinois to Bernard and Veronica (Cullen) Kemmer. She married Ralph E. Swanson on July 2, 1960 St. Mary’s Cathedral, Peoria, IL. He survives in Peoria.

Also surviving are her children, Timothy (Teresa) Swanson, of Chillicothe, Tammy (Thomas) Meyers, of Peoria and Anthony (Amy) Swanson, of Sparland, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, one brother, William
R. (Norma) Kemmer, of Mossville, two sisters, Roberta Elder, and Elizabeth Kemmer, both of Peoria.

Her parents, one grandchild, four sisters, Mary Buehler, Josephine Rock, Patricia Waibel, and Mildred Kidd, preceded her in death.

Rita graduated from Woodruff High School. She had retired from Lacon Seals Co. She enjoyed being outdoors and fishing.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of Heartland Health Care for their care shown to Rita and her family.


Robert Bogner


June 20, 1928 – September 28, 2017
Funeral Date: Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Robert A. Bogner, 89, of Henry, IL, passed away Thursday, September 28, 2017, at his home.
Mass of Christian burial will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Marys Catholic Church in Henry, with Fr. John Bosco officiating. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Henry, with military rites by the Henry American Legion Post #323. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at Calvert & Johnson Memorial Home, 513 Carroll Street, Henry, with the Rosary recited at 7 p.m.
Memorials may be made to Vitas Hospice or Henry Ambulance Service.
Robert was born on June 20, 1928, in Henry, IL, the son of Theodore and Clara Bickerman Bogner. He married Marilyn J. Judd on February 27, 1954, in Henry. She died on June 12, 2017.
Surviving are six children, Larry A. (Sarah) Bogner of Lacon, Linda (James) Coleman of Charleston, Gregory G. (Rhonda) Bogner and Jeffery L. (Linda Hurd) Bogner, both of Henry, Kathryn Ann (Tim) Dixon of Chillicothe and Michelle (Bryan) Gibson of Henry; twelve grandchildren; and thirteen great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Valarie J. Bogner; four brothers, Louie, Eldon, Don and Ray; and one grandson, Christopher Bogner.
Bob was a member of St. John XXIII Parish, St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus and the Henry American Legion Post #323 in Henry.
Bob was a lifelong farmer in the Henry area. He had also been Whitefield Township Supervisor and a Board Member of the Henry Grade School. He was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan. He had also served as a Board Member for LaPrairie Mutual Insurance Company.
Bob was a loving dad, grandpa and great-grandpa who enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

Phillip Brown


August 03, 1930  – September 27, 2017
Funeral Date: Monday, October 02, 2017

Phillip W. Brown, 87, of Henry, IL, passed away at 7:54 p.m. Wednesday, September 27, 2017, at Heartland Health Care Center in Henry. Mass will be at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Henry with Father John Verrier and Father John Bosco officiating. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery, Henry with Military Rites by the Henry American legion Post #323. There will a prayer service one-half hour prior to visitation. Visitation will be 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with a prayer service at 2 p.m. and one hour prior to the service on Monday at the church. Memorials may be made to his church or St. Jude Midwest Affiliate in Peoria. Calvert & Johnson memorial Home, Henry are assisting the family with services. Phillip was born August 3, 1930, in Ludlow, IL, the son of James D. and Alta M. Head Brown. He married Doris E. Hook on November 25, 1954, in Champaign, IL. She survives along with four daughters Michele (Mike) Steele, Marsha (Steve) Klein, Angie (Tim) Smith, and Tricia (

Dan) Bogner all of Henry; two brothers James Brown of Grand Ridge, and Gene Brown of Wauwatosa, WI; two sisters Ann (Cal) Miller of Naperville and Judy Franks of Philo; two sisters-in-law Sara Brown of Rantoul and Shirley Brown of St. Petersburg, Florida. He was Papa to eleven grandchildren Lindsay (Alex) Tarmann, Patrick (Shayna) Steele, Abbey Steele, Nick (Tiffany) Klein, Cameron (Christin) Klein, Gabe (Jennie) Smith, Graham Smith, Gavin Smith, Zackary (Erica) Bogner, Brennan Bogner, and Makenzie Bogner; five great grandchildren Landon Steele, Cohyn Klein, Parker Klein, Brecken Klein, and Riley Bogner. He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Stephen; two brothers Gerald and Joseph; one sister, Mary Mc Cormick; and two great grandchildren Phillip Tarmann and Emma Tarmann. Phil was a member of St. John XXIII Parish in Henry. He graduated from the University of Illinois with a Master’s Degree. He served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. He worked as a Guidance Counselor and School Administrator at Henry-Senachwine High School. During his twenty-six year tenure, he impacted many students’ lives. After he retired, he then worked at Hardware Hank in Henry for 10 years where he found a true passion in sharing his knowledge of home repairs. His family was his pride and joy, and his happiest times were when he was surrounded by them. He loved sharing stories with his family of growing up on the farm. He never met a stranger, and he enjoyed visiting with everyone he met. His other interests included home repair projects, gardening, yard work, and volunteering at the Henry Calvary Cemetery. The family would like to thank his wonderful caregivers including Tina Schmitt of Snyder Village Homecare, Heartland Health Care Center, and Compassus Hospice.

Anna Mae Kocher

August 27, 1931 – September 12, 2017
Funeral Date: Friday, September 15, 2017

Anna Mae Kocher, 86, of Henry, passed away Tuesday September 12, 2017, 12:25 AM at Unity Point Methodist Hospital Peoria.
Visitation will be Thursday September 14, 2017, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at Calvert & Johnson Memorial Home, 416 Edward St., Henry. Funeral services will be 11:00 am Friday at the Henry Christian Church, with a visitation one hour prior. The Rev. Leslie Thomas will officiate. Burial will follow at Henry Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to her church of to the Marshall-Putnam 4-H and Extension Foundation.
Anna Mae was born August 27, 1931 in Henry, IL to John P. and Clara (Downey) Read. She married Gilbert Forrest Kocher on February 20, 1955 at the Henry Christian Church. He preceded her in death on September 6, 2011.
Surviving are her children, Douglas (Polly) Kocher and David (JoVonna) Kocher, both of Henry and one daughter, Carol (Al) Kocher-Monier, of Sparland. Additionally, she has seven grandchildren, Jay (Randie) Kocher, Tyler (Ali) Kocher, Max (Miranda) Kocher, Brian and Austin Kocher, Celena (Doug) Toepper and Megan (Jed) Swanson. Anna Mae was also a proud great-grandmother of five, Lane Kocher, Paige, Camden, Cora and Kale Swanson. Surviving is one sister, Delores (James) Quinn, of Henry and one sister-in-law, Marjorie Kocher, of Bonita Springs, FL. Her parents, one brother, John C. Read, one brother-in-law, Edward Kocher and a sister-in-law, Helen Serrao, preceded her in death.
Anna Mae graduated from Henry Senachiwne High School, attended Illinois Wesleyan University and graduated from Liberty Beauty, Peoria.
Anna Mae was a homemaker, farm wife and a dedicated mother and grandmother to her family. She had worked as a beautician out of her home for several years along with being a deputy clerk in the Marshall County Clerk’s office for many years.
She was a Leader in the M-P 4-H, a superintendent for the Marshall-Putnam Fair in the culinary department and a member of the Eastern Star. Anna Mae was a member of the Henry Christian Church, where she taught Sunday school and was treasure for CWF.
She will be remembered for her cooking, baking, the love for her family and for making a Christmas stocking for each member and guest.
Her family would like to extend a special Thank You to the staff of Heartland Health Care, Henry for all of their care shown to her and her family, also to Unity Point Methodist for the excellent care this past week.

William Mackowiak

May 15, 1938 – September 08, 2017
Funeral Date: Tuesday, September 12, 2017

William F. Mackowiak, 79 of Putnam formerly of Chicago, passed away Friday, September 8, 2017 at Presence St. Joseph Medical Center, Joliet.

Funeral services will be 12:00 Noon Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at New Life Community Church, Henry, with Rev. Terry Broady officiating. Burial will follow in Henry Cemetery, Henry. Visitation will be 10:00 to 12:00 Tuesday prior to services at the church. Memorials may be made to Brain Cancer Research.

Bill was born May 15, 1938 in Chicago, a son of George and Gertrude Mackowiak. He married Virginia Jablonski on June 3, 1958 in Chicago. She preceded him in death on February 18, 2008.

Surviving are two sons, John (Nancy) Mackowiak of New Lenox and William “Bill” Mackowiak Jr. of Chesterton; two daughter-in-laws, Anne Mackowiak of Delavan, WI and Leslie Mackowiak of Rockdale; and seven grandchildren, Samantha, Marsia, Joshua, Eric, Alex, Anthony and Brandon.

He was also preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Bobby and Tom; a son, James; and a daughter, Sharon Mackowiak-Lage.

Bill was a member of New Life Community Church in Henry. He was a retried Chicago Firefighter for over 30 years.

Frances Lundholm

November 10, 1923 – September 04, 2017
Funeral Date: Friday, September 08, 2017

Frances Lucille Lundholm, 93, of Henry, passed away Monday September 4, 2017, 9:11 am at Heartland Health Care Center, Henry.

Visitation will be Friday September 8, 2017, from 9:00 to 11:00 am at St. Mary’s Church of The St. John’s XXIII Parish, Henry. Mass of Christian burial will follow at 11:00 AM. Fr. John Bosco, will officiate. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery, Henry. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

Calvert & Johnson Memorial Home, Henry is in charge of arrangements.

Frances was born November 10, 1923 in Lacon, IL to Harry E. and Hettie (Howell) Reed. She married William Schlosser on August 9, 1941 in Chillicothe, IL. He preceded her in death on November 3, 1975. She later married John Lundholm, on April 12, 1986 in Lacon, IL. He preceded her in death.

Surviving are her children, Tom (Debra) Schlosser, of Rialto, CA, Greg (Marsha) Schlosser, of Peru, Gary (Cheryl) Schlosser, of Hopewell, Bill (Marcia) Schlosser, of St. Peters, MO, a son-in-law, Gary Duke, of Henry, step-children, Sharon (Ron) Gehrig, of Sparland, and Kevin (Letty) Lundholm, of New Philadelphia, Ohio, eighteen grandchildren, and thirty great-grandchildren.

Her parents, two daughters, Peg Schlosser and Marie Duke, one brother, Eugene Reed, one sister, Helen Hawksworth, a grandson, Chris Duke and a great-granddaughter, Madison, preceded her in death.

Frances was a member of Immaculate Conception Church, Lacon, its Alter and Rosary Society, Operation Happiness, Toluca, and the Henry American Legion Auxiliary.

She was a homemaker, worked at Curles Department Store, Lacon, and Watercotes, in Henry.

Frances loved to play cards, play Bunco, being with people and her friends, car rides in the country and most of all shopping. Online condolences may be made to: http://www.calvertmemorial.com.

Keith Olson

indexMay 17, 1960 – January 13, 2017
Funeral Date: Saturday, January 21, 2017

Keith Alan Olson, 56, of Henry, passed away peacefully Friday January 13, 2017, 8:30 pm at his home surrounded by family and friends after a courageous battle with brain cancer.
Memorial services will be held Saturday January 21, 2017, 10:00 am at the La Prairie Presbyterian Church. Private family burial will follow at the church Cemetery. The Rev. Melinda Stevenson will officiate.
Celebration of Life services will be held at Shandy’s Bar & Grill, Henry, after 11:30 am Saturday.
Memorials may be made to the Education fund for his children, Vitas Hospice, or Illinois Cancer Care, Peoria. Calvert & Johnson Memorial Home, Henry is assisting the family with arrangements.
Keith was born May 17, 1960 in Princeton, IL to William F. and Marlene (Carlson) Olson.
Surviving is his other half, Michelle Monier, of Henry, his children, Karlie Elizabeth Olson and Kody William Olson, both at home, Karlie and Kody’s half-sisters, Kaycie Whitmer, of Lacon and Kylie (Brenden) Bogner, of Sparland, and Michelle’s son, Marshall Rinaldo, of Mark, his mother, Marlene Olson (Gene) Froland, of Henry, his father, William (Yvonne) Olson, of Mesa, AZ, two sisters, Rita (Bob) Smith and Kristi (Steve) Smith, both of Henry. Also surviving are his nephews, Brad (Sybil) Schrock, Brian (Melissa) Schrock, niece, Allison Eckberg, all of Henry and great nieces and nephews, along with his furry companion’s Jade and Ding Dong.
His brother, Steven Olson, preceded him in infancy.
Keith had worked for Lyle Wolf Construction, Princeton, IDOT, District 6 in Princeton for several years, and later worked with his brother-in-law, Bob Smith and Pavement Maintenance, of Henry. He operated Keith Olson Builders. He was known for his fine workmanship.
Keith loved to show quarter horses, hunting, fishing and boating. He enjoyed most spending time with his family and watching his children play ball.

Todd Schoepke

December 22, 1972 – December 23, 2013
Funeral Date: Monday, December 30, 2013

Todd K. Schoepke, 41, of Varna, Monday December 23, 2013, 6:15 am at St. Mary’s Hospital, Streator.
Todd was born December 22, 1972 in Streator, IL to Jack & Christine (Holmstrom) Schoepke. He had married Karen Hatten. He later was together with Deb Martin for over 13 years. Also a special friend, Ellie.
Surviving is his mother, Christine Schoepke, his grandmother, Phyllis Phillips, both of Varna, his children, Kyle and Travis Schoepke both of Dana, and Dillon Schoepke, of Varna, one grandson, Kyron Schoepke,
four brothers, Tim (Denise) and Tracy, both of Henry, Casey (Monica) Schoepke, of Varna, Dustin Schoepke, of Wenona and a sister, Jackie Schoepke, of Varna.
His father, Jack and his grandparents preceded him in death.
Todd was of the Lutheran faith, a NASCAR fan and was a truck driver.
Visitation will be Monday December 30, 2013 from 3:00 to 5:30 pm at Calvert & Johnson Memorial Home, Varna Chapel. Funeral services will follow at 5:30 pm.
The Rev. Dick Joyce will officiate. Cremation rites will follow the service. Inurnment will follow at a later date. Memorials may be made to the family of Todd Schoepke or to the American Heart Association.