Catherine L. Lodwick, age 85, of Monmouth, Illinois, passed away at 7:10 PM on Monday, January 11, 2021 at her residence. She was born August 27, 1935 in Marion, Illinois, the daughter of John S. and Mildred I. (Hester) Stroud. Catherine grew up in the Vienna, Illinois area, attending grade school and graduating from the Vienna High School. Later, she attended Carl Sandburg College in Galesburg. on June 16, 1959, she married Edgar J. Lodwick in Monmouth, Illinois and he preceded her in death on June 7, 2000. Catherine had worked at the Western Union Office in Monmouth, Wells Pet Food, Martin and Clark as their bookkeeper, and lastly at Generation's Restaurant as a bookkeeper. She loved to paint with watercolor, quilting, sewing, reading and gardening. Catherine, a long time member of the First United Methodist Church in Monmouth, also taught Sunday School for many years.
Catherine is survived by two daughters, Rebeccah Christovich of Warsaw, Poland and Roxanna (John) Hart of Kirkwood, Illinois, two sons, Steve (Becki) Lodwick of Wadesville, Indiana and S. Michael (Jerile) Lodwick of Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, seventeen grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are one sister, Margaret Kunkel of Lompoc, California and one sister-in-law, Myra Stroud of Clinton, Illinois. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, brother John Stroud, and grandson Nathan Giles.
A private family service will be held at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth. A Livestream of the service will begin at 11:00 AM on Saturday, January 16, 2021 on the Turnbull Funeral Home Web page. Interment will be at Warren County Memorial Park. In Lieu of Flowers, memorials may be left for the First United Methodist Church's Children's Educational Fund or the Mississippi Valley Blood Center and may be sent to the funeral home in care of Mrs. Lodwick.
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