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Sunday, March 3, 1929 - Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Harold John Schlosser, 88, of Lacon, IL passed away at 9:45 p.m. Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at St. Joseph Nursing Home, Lacon
Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Saturday, October 14, 2017 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Fr. Michael Schaab officiating. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery, Henry. Visitation will be 9 to 10:45 a.m. Saturday at the church. Memorials may be made to Vitas Hospice or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
He was born March 3, 1929 on the Schlosser family farm in rural Lacon to Roy and Emma Stang Schlosser.
Surviving is a nephew Bob (Linda) Anderson and niece Linda Watson both of Lacon; three other nieces Debbie Westbrook, Lori Miller, and Lynn Rush all of Oregon; and several great and great-great nieces and nephews whom he loved spending time with and was affectionately known as “Unkie”.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters Agatha Anderson and Marjorie Hageman, and two brothers Leonard and LeRoy Schlosser; two nieces Kathy McCune and Arnetta Meisenbach, and one nephew David Schlosser.
Harold lived and farmed on the family farm his entire life. He worked at Caterpillar in management for 38 years. He was a lifelong St. Louis Cardinals fan and enjoyed watching them win the World Series several times during his lifetime. He was a Deputy Grand Knight with the Knight of Columbus, a trustee and later supervisor for Hopewell Township, and a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, St John XXIII Parish where he took up the collections every Saturday evening up until a few years ago.
The family would like to thank the staff at St. Joseph Nursing Home and Vitas Hospice for their compassionate care over the past several months.

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Wednesday, January 18, 1939 - Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Roger E. Nuske, 78, of Washburn, passed away Wednesday October 11, 2017, 9:35 pm at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria.
Visitation will be Sunday October 15, 2017 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at Calvert & Johnson Memorial Home, Washburn. Funeral services will be Monday 11:00 am at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Toluca, with an hour prior visitation. The Rev. Carla Rush will officiate. Burial will follow at St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery, Toluca. Memorials may be made to Illinois CancerCare Foundation in Peoria or to the Washburn Fire & Ambulance Departments or the charity of the donor’s choice.
Roger was born January 18, 1939 in Coleman, Wisconsin to Edward and Lucile (Hoffman) Nuske.
Surviving are his sisters, Jeanette Nuske and Betty Meister, both of Washburn, two sister-in-law’s, Lois Nuske, of Washburn and Betty Ann Nuske, of Hennepin, Four nieces, Jeanne (Jim) Meister-Logajan, of Dexter, OR, Debbie Nuske, of Peoria, Jayne (Russ) Yount, of Benson, Judy (Marty) Moreno, of Granville, four nephews, Mike (Sharyl) Nuske, of Morton, Ed (Amy) Meister, of St. Louis, MO, Joe (Gina) Nuske, of LaSalle, and Larry Zoss, of Tremont, two great nephews, Andy Yount, of Benson and Colton Nuske, of LaSalle, one great-great nephew, Noah Lewis, of Morton, three great-nieces, Sarah (Doug) Lewis, of Morton, Becky Zoss, of Tremont, Melissa Yount, of Minot, ND, one step great-niece, Jenna (Scott) Buffington, of Morton.
His parents, two brothers, Elmer and Don Nuske, a sister, Doris Nuske, two nieces, Linda (Nuske) Zoss and Maggi Nuske, one nephew, Jerry Nuske, and a great-nephew, Thomas Yount, and one brother-in-law, Raymond Meister, preceded him in death.
Roger graduated from Low-Point-Washburn High School, class of 1958. He had served his country in the United Sates Army, stationed in France. While in the Army he graduated from the mechanical school with the highest honors.
Roger began his working career working with his father as a cheese maker at the Supreme Dairy Cheese factory in Washburn. He later went on to work for Charles Van DeVeer painting and cabinetry. He then owned and operated Nuske Sales & Service in Washburn for many years.
Roger enjoyed woodworking, camping, fishing with his brother Don’s family, traveling in the motorhome to visit family, wintering in Florida, trips to Wisconsin and smelt runs. He especially enjoyed the “office meetings” at Dean’s Repair Shop.

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Sunday, July 26, 1953 - Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Rita M. Smith, 64, of Henry, passed away Tuesday Oct. 10, 2017, 2:34 am at her home in Henry.
Memorial services will be held Saturday October 14, 2017, 10:00 am at the Henry United Methodist Church. The Rev. Will Meachum will officiate. Private family inurnment in the Henry Cemetery will follow at a later date.
A celebration of Life will be held at Shandy’s (The former bowling alley), Henry following the services. All are invited to attend. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Calvert & Johnson Memorial Home, Henry is assisting the family with arrangements.
Rita was born July 26, 1953 in Kewanee, IL to William F. and Marlene (Carlson) Olson. She married Robert Smith on June 17, 1989 in Las Vegas, NV. He survives.
Also surviving are her mother Marlene (Gene) Froland, of Henry, her father, William (Yvonne) Olson, of Mesa, AZ, her children, Erin (Mike) Smith-Wood, of Huntly, Brad (Sibyl) Schrock, of Henry, Eric (Mlinda) Smith, of Ottawa, and Brian (Melissa) Schrock, of Henry, her grandchildren, Hunter, Braden & Harper Schrock, Brian T. Schrock , Angelina Hedrick , Addy & Gavin Wood, Bailey Smith, Alexis Trammel, Caden Smith, Cade Trammel and Connor Andres, her sister, Kristi (Steve) Smith, of Henry, nieces and nephews, Allison Eckberg, Karlie and Kody Olson. Two brothers, Steven and Keith Olson, preceded her in death.
Rita was a member of the Henry United Methodist Church.
She was a hairdresser for over 45 years, owning and operating her own beauty shop.
She was deeply devoted to all of her family.

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Wednesday, June 20, 1928 - Thursday, September 28, 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.

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Monday, May 22, 1939 - Thursday, September 28, 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.

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Sunday, August 3, 1930 - Wednesday, September 27, 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.

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Thursday, August 27, 1931 - Tuesday, September 12, 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.

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Saturday, November 10, 1923 - Monday, September 4, 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: www.calvertmemorial.com.

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Sunday, May 15, 1938 - Friday, September 8, 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.

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Thursday, May 29, 1958 - Friday, August 25, 2017

Jeannie M. Laney, 59, of Henry passed away at 5:30 PM Friday, August 25, 2017 at her residence.

A visitation will be held from 12 Noon to 2:00 PM Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at Calvert & Johnson Memorial Home, Carroll Street Chapel, Henry. A graveside service will follow at Cherry Point Cemetery, Wenona. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Jeannie was born May 29, 1958 in Streator, a daughter of William E. and Mildred C. Wolff Huber. She married Ronald Laney in Lacon. He survives.

Also surviving are five children, Shawn (Sebrina) Laney of Farmington, Kyle Laney of Henry, Shannon (Brian) Stull of Walnut, Ashley Laney of Dallas City, IL, and Mackenzie Laney of Henry; seven grandchildren; one brother, Roger Huber of Lakeland, FL; and five sisters, Margaret Natt, Marilyn Carroll and Janice Vissering all of Streator, and Betty Campbell and Tricia Hall both of Manville.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Brandy Huber in 1979; a brother, Jack Huber, and a sister, Carol Warner.

Jeannie loved gardening, camping and fishing.

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