Judith Ann Swiger, 73, of Mahomet, IL passed away Tuesday (November 17, 2020) at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.
There will be a graveside funeral service at 11:00 on Sunday November 22 at Riverside Cemetery in Mahomet.
Judith Ann Wychelewski, was born August 5, 1947 in Dolton, Illinois. Her parents, Joseph and Linda Wychelewski preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death was a great-nephew, Dalton James Bruning, sister-n-law Jan Bruning and ex-husband Michael Swiger.
She attended local parochial and public schools in Dolton, IL and graduated from Washburn University in Topeka, KS, earning her Bachelor of Education in 1969. She earned her Master's of Theatre History from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1986.
Judy taught Speech, Drama and English at Mahomet-Seymour High School for 32 years. She directed many plays and ran the Drama Club. She organized many Theater Festivals. She touched many students lives and several students remained her friends throughout her life.
She is survived by her sisters, Barbara Maxwell of Tuscon, AZ, and Ann Marie Sutter (Bill) and her niece Sabrina of Shingletown, CA; son, Matthew Swiger (Kendra) of Tolono, IL, and grandchildren Kyla Reasor and Kiersten Reasor who knew her as "Nana Judy"; her nephew Jamie Bruning (Caitie) and her great-niece Hadley Rae who knew her as "Grandma Juju" of Mansfield, IL; niece, Jenny (Eddie) Fox; great-niece, Jessica; great-nephew, Joshua of Red Bank, S.C. And many, many friends!
She spent her retirement years traveling the United States and several countries including Africa and Australia with her "travel buddies".
Memorials in Judy's memory may be made to: The Champaign County Humane Society
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Champaign County Humane Society
1911 E. Main Street, Urbana IL 61802