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.