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 www.davison-bartonvillechapel.com.