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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
Partner
(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.

 


 

Evan Calvert
Partner/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 with his wife, Lauren, 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 offer. When not working, Evan enjoys golfing, fishing and spending time with his wife, family, and his dogs, Frank and Mooney. His dream job would be to play on the PGA tour with his Dad as his caddy!

 


 

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.

 


 

Chris Leman
Funeral Director
(309) 828-2415


Chris Leman understands and appreciates the comforts of "home". A graduate of Olympia High School who grew up in the small town of Danvers, Chris truly values the opportunity to "serve families and communities he has known his whole life". Chris and his wife Shelley have seven daughters (Payton, Alexa, Reese, Caitlin, Riley, Morgan, and Kloe) and they treasure their family time and worship time at First Assembly in Normal. A devoted Penn State Nittany Lions, St. Louis Cardinals, and Chicago Bears fan, Chris is also an avid hunter and golfer who previously owned and operated Pomme De Terre Golf Club in Morris, Minnesota.  Chris quickly concedes that he would be a golf teaching professional if he wasn't working in the funeral industry. Chris' passion for assisting others in need is seen in everything that he does, and as Chris puts it, "making a difficult time for families as smooth as possible" is what drives and encourages him every day. Chris' desire to come "home" was realized in 2014 when he joined the Calvert & Metzler Memorial Home family.

 


 

Gary Jewett
Funeral Director
(309) 828-2415


A lifelong native of Bloomington-Normal and a 1988 graduate from Worsham Mortuary School of Science, Gary truly has an affinity for the communities that he grew up in and the families that he continues to serve in their time of need. Gary has two sons, Taylor and Jackson, and when he is not assisting families at Calvert & Metzler Memorial Home, Gary can be found hunting, fishing, spending time in nature, watching sports, and faithfully following his beloved Chicago Bears.

 


 

Chad Sparks
Public Relations Director
(309) 828-2415


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 family-owned 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, and Bible study.

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