Hager Memorial Home - Team


   Serving Dwight


Scott R. Hager
May 5, 1951 - February 14, 2018

A native of Dwight, Scott spent his personal and professional life investing his time and energy into the community that he dearly loved. Scott especially appreciated the history associated with his hometown and the opportunities to raise funds and awareness for community projects benefiting Dwight. Scott received the first B.A. Degree in Mortuary Science in Illinois and was a graduate of Iowa Wesleyan College and Southern Illinois University. He later ran a trade embalming service in Dade County, Florida. Scott's hobbies included stained glass, reading, and playing the organ; and he greatly loved serving his community and representing Hager Memorial Home.



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. 



Steven E. Snyder
Funeral Director
(815) 584-2666

Steven, a native of Gibson City, Illinois, graduated from Worsham College in 2006 and returned to his home town to begin his career. An admittedly avid Indianapolis Colts fan, Steven loves to watch football, which spurs his passion to coach and teach young players. Steven comes from a large family (he has seven brothers and sisters), and those strong family ties have allowed him to appreciate and value the close knit ties that are seen in Dwight. Steven and his wife, Erica have four children (Lauren, Oliver, Henry, and Arthur), and a cat named Skipper. A respected father, brother, and funeral director, Steven understands the importance of helping others, which gives him great joy and pleasure.



Evan Calvert
Funeral Director Intern
(309) 828-2415

Evan represents the third generation of the Calvert name in the funeral industry, following in the footsteps of his grandfather, Larry, and father, Alex. A student at Worsham College of Mortuary Science, Evan’s desire is to further the legacy of his family members and offer the same kind of care and service to the communities in which the Calvert family serves. As Evan readily admits, “I embrace being able to help families in their darkest times in life.” When Evan is not attending to the needs of those aforementioned families or studying, he can be found spending time with his family, friends, and his dogs, Sally and George. Evan loves Bloomington-Normal, especially the wide array of good restaurants, amazing golf courses, and the friendly families that comprise these communities. In his limited spare time, Evan enjoys watching baseball, fishing, and golfing; and he dreams of one day playing on the PGA Tour, where he can play all the top courses in the world and ultimately employ his father as his caddy.



Nancy Wheeler
Certified Pre-Planning Consultant
(815) 584-2666

Nancy grew up in Bourbonnais, but has lived in Herscher for the past 36 years. Nancy is the proud mother of 3 beautiful daughters, and she and her husband Marty enjoy traveling and RV'ing in their limited free time. Licensed through the Illinois Funeral Directors Association as a Certified Pre-Planning Consultant, Nancy's extensive training and experience in this field is constantly evidenced by those that she serves at Hager Memorial Home. She readily admits, "I enjoy working with families, helping them through the funeral planning process, as well as providing them with grief support information during their difficult time." Nancy loves Dwight's "close knit community style", and she's especially appreciative of the care and closeness that each Dwight resident has for each other.



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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