Catherine Johnigk

BARTONVILLE - Catherine Marie Johnigk, 89, of Bartonville, Ill., died Thursday, March 21, 2013, at Bel-Wood Nursing Home in Peoria, Ill.

She was born on Feb. 19, 1924, in Sunfield, Ill. She was the daughter of Hubert and Catherine (Durkin) Rodden. She married Joseph F. Johnigk on Sept. 29, 1942, in Peoria, Ill. He preceded her in death on Sept. 14, 1969, in Peoria. She later married Fred Otten on Jan. 2, 1970, in Peoria, and he preceded her in death on May 6, 1989, in Peoria.

Catherine was also preceded in death by one son, Ronald W. Johnigk; two grandchildren; three brothers, Paul, Hubert "Junior" and David Rodden; and one sister, Rega Jackson.

She is survived by seven children, Dr. Joseph F. (Mary Ellen) Johnigk of Bartonville, Ill., Gary S. (Lynn) Johnigk of Olympia, Wash., Roger M. (Gail) Johnigk of Toledo, Wash., David C. (Patti) Johnigk of Cadiz, Ky., Richard G. (Ruth) Johnigk of Longview, Texas, Gerald A. (DeAnn) Johnigk of Centralia, Wash., and Tiani Jan (Dexter) Yannone-Parker of Peoria, Ill. Catherine has 14 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by one brother, Robert E. Rodden of Mackinaw, Ill.

Catherine was very benevolent to many funds and activities for children. She was especially fond of the Southwest American Indians.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, March 25, 2013, at the Davison-Fulton Bartonville Chapel. The Rev. Jeremy Otten will officiate. A visitation will be from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be in the St. Joseph Cemetery in West Peoria, Ill.

Memorials may be made to Bel-Wood Nursing Home Activity Fund.

You may create an online condolence for Catherine at

Funeral Home

Davison-Fulton/Bartonville Chapel
1203 West Garfield Ave Bartonville, IL 616071748
(309) 688-5700

Published in Peoria Journal Star on Mar. 22, 2013