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Celebration of Life Ceremony: 11 a.m. Monday, March 16, 2020, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora
Visitation: 3 until 7 p.m. Sunday, March 15, 2020, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora
Interment: Orchard Hill Cemetery, Louisville
Nicholas Wayne Compton, age 41, of Louisville, Illinois, passed away Tuesday morning, March 10, 2020, at his home.
Nick was born May 27, 1978, in Effingham, the son of Richard Lyle Compton and Cheryl Lynn (Cushman) Compton. He married Trisha Marie Kuenstler on June 5, 2004, in Effingham, and they have celebrated 15 wedding anniversaries together.
Nick was a 1996 graduate of Effingham High School and continued his education at Lakeland College and Eastern Illinois University, later earning a master’s degree from the University of Illinois. He worked as a Foster Care Licensing Representative for Illinois DCFS. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Louisville. Nick’s love for his family, along with enthusiasm for food and sports, were passionate focal points in his life. He wouldn’t miss one of Jack and Mia’s activities or games for almost anything, and sometimes chaperoned trips and coached Upwards Basketball and summer baseball. He enjoyed going out to restaurants as much as firing up his grill at home, and getting together with family and friends, especially when catching a favorite team game like Illinois Basketball or Cardinals Baseball.
Nick is survived by his wife: Trisha Compton of Louisville; a son and a daughter: Jack and Mia Compton of Louisville; his parents: Richard (Regeana) Compton of Effingham and Cheryl Compton of Swansea; a brother: Nate (Astrid) Compton of Hattiesburg, Mississippi; a stepbrother and a stepsister: Clint (Jill) Knierim and Ashley (Jeremy) Grigg, both of Effingham; parents-in-law: Matt and Deb Kuenstler of Louisville; maternal grandparents-in-law: Ranard and Betty Greenwood of Flora; a sister-in-law and a brother-in-law: Jancie (Clint) Kessler of Louisville and Josh (Megan) Kuenstler of Altamont; along with many aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews, and good friends. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents: Wayne and Mary Compton; maternal grandparents: Junior and Ruth Cushman; and paternal grandmother-in-law: Lorraine Kuenstler.
A Celebration of Life Ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. Monday, March 16, 2020, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora. Kelly Carruthers will officiate. Interment will follow in Orchard Hill Cemetery in Louisville. Friends may call from 3 until 7 p.m. Sunday, March 15, at the funeral home. Memorial donations are suggested for the benefit of Nick’s children’s education and will be accepted through the funeral home at any time. To share a condolence or memory, visit: www.frankandbright.com
Our heartfelt sympathies to this precious family. May God embrace each one of you with His compassion, understanding and abiding love. Please know that y’all are in our thoughts and prayers❣️
Our deepest sympathies. Praying for you all.
Trisha, Jack, and Mia: so sorry for your loss. I am praying for you! He was a kind person and will be remembered for that! Love you all
Prayers of comfort and strength, Tisha....Nick will be missed by all who knew him.
Deb and Matt, I’m so sorry. I’ll be thinking of you and yours.
My heart is breaking for your family! Thoughts and prayers for you all! ❤️
My prayers and thoughts with you all.
Very Sorry To Learn Of Nick’s passing... If I can help just let me know for anything.... Sending hugs and prayers... Marcia and Mekenzie Harmon
I am very sorry for Nick’s passing. My prayers are for you, his family, for healing. No more sadness. He is in heaven sitting at the right hand of our Lord rejoicing that there is no more suffering. Keep the faith you all will see him again in that beautiful heavenly home. Keep his memories alive. Keeping you all in my prayers.
Trisha, Jack, Mia, and rest of the family. Nick was a good man and fought a hard battle. Your family and friends have you in prayer.
I got to know Nick when he was assigned to our team when he came to help out at the Urbana field office. Nick was a unique person who talked about his love of his children and family. We loved having him work on our team as he was always up beat and happy. We spoiled him with treats as he loved to eat. I have many fond memories of Nick. I am so sorry for your loss. May you be surrounded by all your wonderful memories of Nick, as God holds you close.
So sorry to hear of your loss. Our prayers and our love to you all. Sherrill,Terry,Heather, Jonathan,Callie & Raegan
Prayers for mia and Jack and Mrs Compton so sorry for your loss it tares me a part typing this he was strong and brave i am typing this because he was an amazing father to his kids as what iv really read he is amazing man i meat him at North clay school on D.E.A.R Graduation he was sweet and amazing to his kids and wife I hope i can make it Mrs Compton and Jack and Mia i am so so so terribly sorry for your loss i cant even put what my heart is feeling for this amazing man and his Family Prayers and thoughts 💔💔💔🙏🙏🙏🙏(HEARTBROKEN)💔💔🙏🙏
My deepest condolences to Nick’s family. I had the privilege of working with him. He was a dedicated and caring man. He will leave a big hole.
Trisha, Jack and Mia- you are all in our hearts. So glad that your faith continues to guide you through such a difficult time. With all our love and support from Indy!
So sorry to hear of Nick's passing. He was always a polite young man. Sincere sympathies to his wife, children, and all his family. May God grant you all His peace.
Sending all our love and prayers. May you be wrapped in the loving arms of the Lord.
So sorry for your loss, prayers to you all.
We are so sorry for your loss.
My heart and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
So sorry for your loss. Nick will be missed by everyone who knew him. Prayers for Trisha, Mia, Jack and the family.
I’m so sorry for your families loss. Nick was assigned to my son when Nick did his internship in Champaign. He made a huge impression on my son and such a great positive impact. We moved to this area years ago. As soon as my son found out Nick lived and worked here, he made a trip to see him. It had been 12 or so years since Nick had worked with him. My son was so excited to reconnect with him. Such a great guy and did so much good in his life. I will be praying for your family.
My deepest sympathy to Cheryl and the all of the family. Words can’t express my sorrow and the pain that this family are going through. Love to you all.
Cheryl, I am so sorry to hear of Nick's death. David, my son told me how Nick had been fighting. You have my very deepest sympathy.
Trisha, I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for peace and strength for you and your family.
My family and I send our deepest sympathy for your loss of Nick. May God give you peace and comfort.
We are so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all. Prayers and hugs. May your faith, family and friends be with you now and always.
Sending heart felt condolences in the loss of our coworker. Rest in peace Nick
Tisha, We are so sorry to hear the loss of Nick. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Hugs and prayers. 💕🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻💕
Trish, I do know exactly what you are going through. Just know you were remarkable in the care of Nick during his sickness. He felt so much love from ur family. Please take care and Im here if u need anything. Love you all.
Nick was one of my favorite students at EHS. He was a gentle giant with a great personality. I reconnected with Nick years later through Upward Basketball with his kids. He was so proud of his talented kids! I was not surprised Nick had become a great parent. I’m so sorry he left us too soon. Stay strong in these difficult times.
Nick was a great man that came from a great family. I had the honor of growing up with Nick as a child. We shared many experiences on Hilltop and we got into our fair share of trouble. During a rough patch in my life, his family took me in, and we officially became brothers. We drifted apart as adults, but I’ll never forget all the memories and the positive impact he had on me. I wish I could be there to celebrate Nick with his friends and family. His life was a miracle in many ways, and he was a miracle for so many people.. myself included. Deepest sympathies!!
I just learned of Nick's passing and am so very sorry to hear of this loss. I didn't know Nick very well and have not seen him in years since he worked in the Salem FO. I thought of him as a very nice person who showed compassion and kindness towards the clients that DCFS serves no matter their story on the cases we worked together. That isn't something seen everyday. Sending prayers for strength, comfort, and peace to Nick's family.