Calvert & Metzler Memorial Homes - Team


Serving Bloomington and Danvers


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. 



Larry Calvert
(217) 935-3166

Receiving his degree in Mortuary Science from Indiana College, Larry has been serving each community with personal service and attention since 1960. While he couldn't imagine doing anything else, when he isn't working at Calvert Funeral Homes, you might find Larry on the golf course or traveling with his wife Karen. What Larry enjoys most about being a partner at Calvert Funeral Homes is serving the people.



Claude Miller
Funeral Director
(309) 828-2415

Claude, originally from Heyworth, Illinois, now resides in Bloomington, Illinois with his lovely wife, Martha. Claude is an avid coin collector and likes flower and vegetable gardening. He loves to bring comfort and peace to the families he serves by helping them take the first steps after losing a loved one, bringing them to a completely new way of life. If not working with Calvert Funeral Homes, Claude would spend his days giving back to his community through church and various fraternal and civic organizations.



Kevin Smith
Funeral Director
(309) 828-2415

Raised in Princeton, Illinois, Kevin has been a resident of McLean County since 1980. In 1992, he relocated to Bloomington, Illinois. He and his wife rescued a black lab mix puppy in 2012, named Shady Lady. Kevin is a graduate of Southern Illinois University in Carbondale and is a licensed funeral director and embalmer. He enjoys helping families through one of the most difficult times of their lives and building relationships that become long lasting friendships.



John W. Learned
Funeral Director
(309) 828-2415

John is a Bloomington-Normal, Illinois native and earned his bachelor’s degree from Illinois State University in Anthropology and Military Science. John also earned his Mortuary Science degree from Worsham College of Mortuary Science, Chicago, IL. He has been with Calvert Funeral Homes since the summer of 2012. He and his wife along with their family reside in Normal, IL.



Ken Robertson
Funeral Director
(309) 828-2415

Ken is from Normal, Illinois and is a 1990 graduate of Normal Community High School. He attended Illinois State University and is a 1994 graduate of Mid-America College of Funeral Service.  Ken has practiced funeral service in the Bloomington area since 1997 and has been with Calvert Funeral Homes since 2004.  His passion for helping people and families in need is the driving force behind his career choice. Ken and his wife, Rae Anne, have been married since 1997, and they have been blessed with two children, Cally and Tim.  Outside of working, Ken enjoys many activities, but he especially enjoys spending time with his family.