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William P. Schwickert

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William P. Schwickert Obituary
William Peter Schwickert

Born: October 31, 1924

Died: February 4, 2018

William Peter Schwickert, 93, of Big Rock, passed away on February 4, 2018 at his home.

He was born October 31, 1924 in Aurora, IL,the son of John V. and Mary S. (Theisen) Schwickert. He worked on the family farm until he was drafted into the army in 1943. He proudly served his country until the end of World War II. In 1950 he met the love of his life at Longs Barn. At the Memorial Day parade in aurora in 1952 he proposed. In June of 1953 he married Hazel Patricia Boltie at Holy Angels Church. They went on to have three children, Carol, John, and Patricia. In his youth he was an avid hunter. His favorite hunting story was when he went moose hunting with his cousin Albert Theisen.

After the war he came back to the farm that he loved. Throughout his farming career he raised corn, soybeans, cattle, hogs, and sheep. He instilled his love of animals and agriculture upon his children. More than once he brought home an animal to be bottle fed or nursed back to health. This led to many unusual pets residing in or around the family farm house.

Throughout his life he was actively involved in many clubs and affiliations. His wife and him were members of the Kane County Rural couples club and the Moose. William was also a member of the American Legion, the Lions Club, and the Sugar Grove historical society. He enjoyed dancing. William had many good times socializing with his friends at the Coffee Shops. Throughout his life he was an active member of Holy Angels church. His faith and family held him together when he lost his wife in 1980.

He is survived by three children, Carol McIlnay, John Schwickert, Patricia Brummel(Richard); five grandchildren, Brittany Schwickert, Brandon Steffen, Cara McIlnay, Kyle McIlnay and Ian McIlnay. William was also blessed with 4 great grandchildren, Brooklyn, Bentley, Tristan and Trenton. He is also survived by his sister, Suzanne Jennings; as well as many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife, Hazel.

Visitation was held on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 from 3:00 to 8:00 P.M. at The Healy Chapel, 370 Division Dr., Sugar Grove, IL 60554. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 9 A.M. at The Healy Chapel, Sugar Grove proceeding to Holy Angels Church, corner of Hardin and Lancaster, Aurora for a Mass to be held at 10 A.M. Interment will be at Marywood Cemetery.

For further information please call 630-466-1330 or visit healychapel.com to leave an online condolence.
Published in Kane County Chronicle on Feb. 8, 2018
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