Age 67 of Wilmington, passed away peacefully Sunday morning, August 19, 2018 at his home, surrounded by his family.
Born November 30, 1950 in Lincoln, Illinois, Curtman Lee, Jr. is a son of Betty Jane (Moore) Swick of Wilmington, and the late Curtman Swick, Sr. He 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, and on September 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, Betty; his loving wife of 49 years, Joyce; three daughters: Jennifer (Jonathan) Mietzner and Janine (Jeff) Momper, both of Wilmington and Jill (Eric) Kohl of Lincoln, Illinois; 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, Illinois; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Michael (Joyce) Nunley of Granite City, Illinois, 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, FL, Brad Swick of Kingsland, GA, Val (Steve) Bailey of Nolensville, TN, Stephanie (Steve) Larson of Ballwin, MO, and Chad Simmons and Mark Simmons, both of Portland, OR; great nieces and nephews: Caleb and Ella Swick of Wilmington, Kailey and Kassidy Henry of Joliet, Shepard Swick of Jacksonville, FL, Ryne and Mady Larson of Ballwin, MO, Colton, Piper and Sawyer Bailey of Nolensville, TN, 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.
Curt was preceded in death by his father in 1989 and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Richard and Annie Nunley.
The family will receive friends for a visitation at Baskerville Funeral Home, 700 East Kahler Road in Wilmington on Friday, August 24, 2018 between the hours of 3:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Funeral services will follow Saturday, August 25, 2018 in Island City Baptist Church, 120 Vine Street in Wilmington at 10:00 a.m. Pastor Ron Taylor will officiate, and burial will be in Oakwood-Sunset Cemetery in Wilmington.
Preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Curt’s memory to The Wilmington School District Foundation for Excellence, 209 Wildcat Ct., Wilmington, IL 60481, to Joliet Area Community Hospice, 250 Water Stone Circle, Joliet, IL 60431 or to “Luries Children’s Hospital – Megan Bugg”, c/o Megan Bugg, 693 Trotter Dr., Coal City, IL 60416.
Family and friends may sign the guest book, upload photographs or share Curt’s memorial page online or through social media by logging onto: www.BaskervilleFuneral.com/notices/Curt-Swick
Funeral services and arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Baskerville Funeral Home in Wilmington. (815-476-2181)