Catherine Marie Johnigk

February 19, 1924March 21, 2013

Catherine Marie Johnigk, 89, of Bartonville, Illinois, died Thursday, March 21, 2013 at Belwood Nursing Home in Peoria, Illinois. She was born on February 19, 1924 in Sunfield, Illinois. She was the daughter of Hubert and Catherine (Durkin) Rodden. She married Joseph F. Johnigk on September 29, 1942 in Peoria, Illinois. He preceded her in death on September 14, 1969 in Peoria. She later married Fred Otten on January 2, 1970 in Peoria, and he preceded her in death on May 6, 1989 in Peoria. Catherine is also preceded in death by one son, Ronald W. Johnigk, 2 grandchildren, and 3 brothers Paul, Hubert (Junior), David Rodden and 1 sister, Rega Jackson. She is survived by seven children, Dr. Joseph F. (Mary Ellen) Johnigk of Bartonville, Illinois, Gary S. (Lynn) Johnigk of Olympia, Washington, Roger M. (Gail) Johnigk of Toledo, Washington, David C. (Patti) Johnigk of Cadez, Kentucky, Richard G. (Ruth) Johnigk of Longview, Texas, Gerald A. (DeAnn) Johnigk of Centralia, Washington and Tiani Jan (Dexter) Yannone-Parker of Peoria, Illinois. Catherine has 14 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. She is also survived by one brother, Robert E. Rodden of Mackinaw, Illinois. Catherine was very benevolent to many funds and activities for children. She was especially fond of the Southwest American Indians. Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Monday, March 25, 2013 at the Davison Fulton Bartonville Chapel. The Rev. Jeremy Otten will officiate. A visitation will be from 9:30 AM to 11:00 Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be in the St. Joseph Cemetery in West Peoria, Illinois. Memorials may be made to Belwood Nursing Home, Activity Fund. You may create an online condolence for Catherine at


  • Visitation Monday, March 25, 2013
  • Funeral Service Monday, March 25, 2013

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Barb Luick

March 27, 2013

Doc and Mary Ellen,
I just returned home from my Caribbean cruise and learned of your mother's death. No son or "daughter" could have taken better care of a loved one like you two did for your mother. May you hold on to memories that will bring smiles without tears.

Greg Hamilton

March 26, 2013

Dr Joe, Janet & family, My heartfelt condolences to you all. I am so sorry that I was unable to attend the services. May the memories help carry you through this difficult time. God Bless you all.

Tiani (Jan) Yannone-Parker

March 25, 2013

To all who came to the services and all who sent their condolences through kind words, flowers, and cards, the family of Catherine Johnigk would like to thank you for your kindnesses and prayers. The service was beautifully done by Davison- Fulton Bartonville Chapel, and to Rev. Jeremy Otten for his wonderful message of hope and prayer. All of you are very much appreciated.

God's blessings to you all,
The Family of Catherine Johnigk

March 25, 2013

Sending love, hugs & prayers your way. <3 Becky Fee, Groveland, IL

March 25, 2013

To the family of Catherine Johnigk - I am a new LPN at Belwood and had the honor & privelege of taking care of Catherine these last couple of months. She was such a sweet lady and very spirited!! My heart goes out to all of you at this time!! God Bless you all and may Catherine rest in peace!! Cheri Herring. LPN

Bruce & Dianne Dow

March 25, 2013

Doc & Mary Ellen,

Our sympathies and prayers are with you and your families. Dianne and Polly send their love from overseas.

May the God of all comfort and the Father of compassion comfort you and fill you and your family with a very special sense of His peace and presence.

Bruce & Dianne, Polly, Renee & Johnathan, Lauren

Gail Fee

March 25, 2013

Our hearts go out to Tiani, Michelle & are loved..........

March 23, 2013

Doc and Mary Ellen and families, So very sorry for your loss. Kay Myers

March 23, 2013

Dr. Johnigk and family. Our love and prayers we extend on the passing of your mother. You are as always in our prayers. Michael and Nancy Gudat ( Washington )

Sheila Opper

March 22, 2013

My sympathy to the Johnigk family. I remember our families getting together when we were young. Kids everywhere. We had such a good time and we were all raised by loving parents. I'm sorry for your loss but know your mother is in a better place. Love and prayers, Sheila Walsh Opper.