Calvert & Johnson Memorial Homes - Team


Serving Henry, Varna and Washburn


Alex Calvert
Partner/Funeral Director
(309) 828-2415 or (217) 935-3166

Alex, his wife Sue, and beloved chocolate lab, Sally, live in rural Heyworth, Illinois. The proud father of a son and three daughters, Alex treasures his family time and the many activities and events that they enjoy together. Alex’s hobbies include landscaping and playing golf, especially with his son, EvanHe earned his undergraduate degree from Illinois Wesleyan University and a funeral service degree from Mid-America College of Funeral Services. Alex has been working with Calvert Funeral Homes since 1987. Alex readily admits that he always wanted to be a funeral director; and he loves seeing the families he has helped days or even weeks after their service, to see and hear how they are healing and to hear their stories of strength, recovery, and growth. 



William “Bill” Johnson
Partner/Funeral Director
El Paso, Lexington, Flanagan, Minonk, Toluca, Washburn, Henry, Varna
(309) 527-2490

Bill was raised in Bloomington, Illinois near Miller Park as the 4th of 5 children and now resides in El Paso, Illinois. He earned his AAS in Mortuary Science and Funeral Science from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois. Bill and his wife have three children and two dogs. An avid sports fan, Bill enjoys high school and college wrestling, and watching the Chicago Bears and Fighting Illini. His daughter keeps him busy watching basketball, volleyball and swimming.



Mike Strauch
Funeral Director
Henry & Washburn
(309) 527-2490

Mike grew up in Washburn, Illinois and attended Worsham College in Des Plaines, Illinois. He has been with Calvert Funeral Homes since 2006 and enjoys meeting with families and helping them in their time of need. Mike loves to collect Haeger Pottery and antiques plus hanging out with his two dogs, Jack and Haeger. If Mike wasn’t a funeral director, he would love to be a restaurant owner.



Evan Calvert
Funeral Director 
(309) 828-2415

Evan is a fourth-generation director.  Educated at Carthage College and Worsham College of Mortuary Science, Evan is pleased to be working with his family and serving families throughout Central Illinois.  He lives in Bloomington and enjoys being a part of the community.  Evan chose to be a funeral director simply because he feels the need to serve families with the kindness, care, and compassion that only a family-operated funeral home can.  When not working, he enjoys golf, fishing, and spending time with family and his dog, Mooney.  His dream job would be to play on the PGA tour with his Dad as his caddy!



Chad Sparks
Public Relations Director
(309) 827-7577

Chad and his wife Cammie live in Bloomington, Illinois with their 2 children. As the ultimate sports fan, Chad loves to root for his favorite teams, including the Chicago Cubs, Fighting Illini, Indianapolis Colts and the Minnesota Timberwolves. If he wasn’t working at Calvert Funeral Homes, Chad’s dream job would be the general manager of the Chicago Cubs. Since 2007, Calvert Funeral Homes has given Chad the opportunity to represent a premier company and build a partnership with the community through marketing and public events. When not working, you can find Chad enjoying sports, movies, reading, traveling or at Bible study.

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