The Commercial-News, Danville, IL


February 11, 2014

Walter Swick

Walter Swick, 83, of Danville, passed away at 12:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, at Danville Care Center.

He was born on June 21, 1930, in Danville, the son of Harry Mason Sr. and Alice Josephine (Skinner) Swick.

He married Selena Marie Hodges on Dec. 28, 1951, in Beaufort, S.C. She survives.

Also surviving are one son, Timothy John Swick; two daughters, Debra (David) Huron of Stateline, Ind., and Cynthia (Lee) Glines of Utah; one brother, Harry Mason (Roberta) Swick Jr. of Indiana; one sister, Patty Jo Huffman of Maryland; 10 grandchildren, Steven (Crystal) Black of Sidell, Don (Margaret) Black Jr. of Danville, Amy Black of Wisconsin, Michael (Melissa) Black of Quincy, Jacob (Sarah) Glines of Kearns, Utah, Jennifer (Matt) Curry of Hannah, Utah, Aaron ( Kalie) Glines of Vernal, Utah, Katie (Brian) Simons of West Jordan, Utah, Ashley (Robert) Henry of Herriman of Utah and Becci Glines of West Jordan, Utah; and 23 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and three sisters, Mary, Sara and Betty.

After graduating from Bismarck High School with the Class of 1948, where he majored in sports and track, Walter proudly served his country with the United States Marine Corps. Walter was a master carpenter all of his life and planned kitchens for Sears, built homes and garages for Bullock Construction and designed and built a home for his family.

Walter had several hobbies, including beekeeping. But his passion was gardening, and he was known by all in the neighborhood for his beautiful tomatoes. He met many friends during the years as an Amway distributor. He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Frontier Twirlers Square Dance Club. Walter loved his family and treasured each moment they spent together.

A celebration of Walter’s life will begin at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 14, at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center, A Life Celebration Home, in Danville. Officiating services will be Bishop William Fulton. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the missionary fund of the LDS Danville Ward Church.

Please join Walter’s family in sharing memories, photos and videos of his life through his Tribute Wall at

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