Curt Swick “Bud,” 67, of Wilmington, passed away peacefully Sunday morning (Aug. 19, 2018) at his home, surrounded by his family.
He was born Curtman Lee Swick Jr. on Nov. 30, 1950, in Lincoln, a son of Betty Jane (Moore) Swick, of Wilmington, and the late Curtman Swick Sr.
Curt was raised in Mt. Pulaski until the family moved to Wilmington during Curt’s early school years. He was a 1968 graduate of Wilmington High School. On Sept. 6, 1969, Curt married Joyce Nunley in the First Christian Church in Wilmington.
He was employed with Amoco Chemical Company for 39 years until his retirement, and was a member of Island City Baptist Church, well as the South Wilmington Fireman’s Club. Curt absolutely loved to fish, and enjoyed deer hunting with his brothers, sister and nephew, Matt. A man of many names: Uncle Bud, Uncle Curt and Boogie to name a few, most of Curt’s hobbies and interests were centered around family. He will be forever remembered for his strong, generous and selfless demeanor.
Survivors include his mother; his loving wife of 49 years; three daughters, Jennifer (Jonathan) Mietzner and Janine (Jeff) Momper, all of Wilmington, and Jill (Eric) Kohl, of Lincoln; five grandsons, Jake Momper, Zach Mietzner, Gabe Momper, Tommy Dwyer and Will Kohl; one granddaughter, Annie Kohl; brothers and sister, Phil (Peggy) Swick, of Braidwood, Jeanne (John) Keith, of Mokena, and Tim (Karyn) Swick, of Braidwood; his aunt, Gladys Moore, of Mt. Pulaski; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Michael (Joyce) Nunley, of Granite City, John (Marylee) Nunley, of Peoria, and JoAnn (Phil) Simmons, of Las Vegas; nieces and nephews, Stacey McGuan (fiancé, Craig Johnson), of Coal City, Matt (Melissa) Swick, of Wilmington, Christine (John) Henry, of Joliet, Tom Keith, of Mokena, Scott (Braylee) Swick, of Jacksonville, Fla., Brad Swick, of Kingsland, Ga., Val (Steve) Bailey, of Nolensville, Tenn., Stephanie (Steve) Larson, of Ballwin, Mo., and Chad Simmons and Mark Simmons, both of Portland, Ore.; great-nieces and nephews, Caleb and Ella Swick, of Wilmington, Kailey and Kassidy Henry, of Joliet, Shepard Swick, of Jacksonville, Fla., Ryne and Mady Larson, of Ballwin, Mo., Colton, Piper and Sawyer Bailey, of Nolensville, Tenn., and great-great niece, Charlotte Henry, of Joliet; numerous cousins, many dear friends, his dear neighbor, Kinsey Roth, who was like a member of the family, as well as Marissa Mendez and Riley Stepanek, who were also very special to him.
In addition to his father who preceded him in death in 1989, he was preceded in death by his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Richard and Annie Nunley.
Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24, at Baskerville Funeral Home, 700 East Kahler Road, Wilmington. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, at Island City Baptist Church, 120 Vine St., Wilmington, with the Rev. Ron Taylor officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood-Sunset Cemetery, Wilmington.
Memorials may be made to the Wilmington School District Foundation for Excellence, 209 Wildcat Court, Wilmington, IL 60481, Joliet Area Community Hospice, 250 Water Stone Circle, Joliet, IL 60431 or Luries Children’s Hospital – Megan Bugg, c/o Megan Bugg, 693 Trotter Dr., Coal City, IL 60416.
Please sign his online guestbook at baskervillefuneral.com.