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Antoinetta (Toni) Schwanke - 69

4/1/1947 - 4/23/2016

Macomb Formerly of Tennessee

`Antoinetta (Toni) Schwanke age 69 of Macomb, formerly of Tennessee, Illinois, passed away at 5:20 P.M. Saturday, April 23, 2016, at Heartland Health Care Center in Macomb.  She was born April 1, 1947 in Colchester to Jesse W. and Inza B. Reno Wayland.  She was united in marriage on October 8, 1994, in South Moline Township to Dennis A. Schwanke, he preceded her in death May 20, 2000.  She was also preceded in death by her parents, 2 Brothers: James and Douglas Wayland and 1 Sister: Lila Alton.
Surviving to mourn her passing are 1 Son: Jeffrey ( Brandi ) Schwanke, Coal Valley, Illinois, 2 Daughters: Dawn (Troy ) Tatro, Monmouth, Illinois, Cynthia Nelson, Tennessee, Illinois, 7 Grandchildren: Jeffrey Schwanke, Jr., Seth Schwanke, Rachel Bishop, Chad Craig, Cory Craig, Paige Nelson, Ericka McGovern, 1 Great Granddaughter: Alexandria McGovern, 6 Brothers: Richard Wayland, Colchester, Jesse (Carole) Wayland, Monmouth, Jack (Sherry) Wayland, Macomb, Joseph (Marsha) Wayland, Florida, 7 Sisters: Nedra Amerine, Macomb, Jacquline A. Groves, Oregon, Especia (Gaylord) Mason, Colchester, Alma Feathers, Colchester, Darlyne (Charles) Ackers, Avon, and Lyn (Richard) Newberry, Weaver, Iowa.
Toni was a member of the American Legion Aux. and V.F.W. Aux. both of Macomb.  She had been the Administrator of the LaHarpe Davier Nursing home in LaHarpe, Illinois and employed at G & M Mechanical in Macomb.  She is a graduate of Western Illinois University with a Masters Degree.  She enjoyed the time spent with her friends at Grand Prairie playing Yatzee and visiting.  She loved being with Family Fishing, Hunting, Mushrooming, spending time out doors.  She also loved to cook for all her friends and family, but most of all she loved her grandchildren.
Funeral Services will be 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, April 27, 2016, at the Jones Mortuary with Rev. Bruce Goettsche.  Visitation with the family will be from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. Wednesday at the funeral home.  Private family services will be held at Memorial Park Mausoleum, Rock Island, Illinois.  The family would like to invite friends and family to the Macomb V.F.W. following the services on Wednesday for a luncheon.  Memorials are to Colchester Veterans Memorial, American Heart, American Cancer. Friends may view and sign the register book at the funeral home after 1:00 P.M. Tuesday.  Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com


10:00 to 11:00 A.M. Wednesday at the Funeral Home


11:00 A.M. Wednesday at the Funeral Home


  • marcia stiller

    on 04/24/16

    Cindy and family: Your mom was my administrator when I worked at La Harpe Davies Health care. She was a awesome administrator and friend. She was a very caring and fair person. Always enjoyed my visits with her after she left La Harpe. My sympathy and prayers for you and your family.
  • Shelley Close

    on 04/26/16

    Sorry for your loss. Prayers for peace and understanding. Tom and I worked with Toni at Oak Glen in Coal Valley and were present when Tony and Dennis married on the Rock..Many memories and time spent together. We played a lot of cards together..Again so very sorry for your loss. God Bless..
  • Sharon Riser-Foulk

    on 04/27/16

    To All of Toni Family, She was always full of Fun and really cared about people ! She was Doug :little sis". Over the years we had a lot of good talks and laugh alot. She had a lot of Wisdom before Her Health got bad. She looked up to Alma and Kay and Dick.. I hope she really knew the Lord and turned to Him in Her last days. RIP Little Lady.
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