Nicholas Daniel Ferguson, age 32, of 1220 E. Boston Ave., Monmouth, IL passed away at 1:35 am on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at his mother's home in Pontoosuc, IL. Nicholas was born on May 29, 1985 in Monmouth, IL to Susan M. Ludington Phillips and Ronny L. Ferguson. He was raised in Dallas City, IL where he attended school and graduated from Carthage High School with the class of 2006. Nicholas first worked at the Ben Franklin Store in Carthage as a stock clerk and as a custodian. Then he was employed for many years by Warren Achievement Center in Monmouth in the wood shop, where he also attended classes. Nicholas was always active in Special Olympics, in both Warren Co. and Hancock Co., where he won numerous medals and awards in various events. Nicholas was an avid Chicago Cubs Fan.
Nicholas is survived by his mother Susan Ludington Phillips of Pontoosuc, IL, his father Ronny (Laurie) Ferguson of Gladstone, IL. He leaves behind his sister, Jamie Lea Ferguson of LaHarpe, IL, brother Erik (JoAnna) Ferguson of Monmouth, IL, their children Ethan, Grace, and Max Ferguson, brother Kyle (Jenna) Ferguson of James Town, SC and their daughter Greta. He is survived by his paternal grandmother Donna Ferguson of Biggsville, IL and his maternal grandmother Becky Ludington of Stronghurst, IL. Nicholas is also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins. He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Max Ferguson, Ralph Ludington, Evelyn Meade and by his aunt Valerie Ludington Tutwiler.
His family will have a visitation from 9:00 - 11:00 am on Monday, July 17, 2017 at the Biggsville United Methodist Church.
A Celebration of Life will be at 11:00 A.M. on Monday, July 17, 2017 at the Biggsville United Methodist Church in Biggsville, IL. In honor of Nicholas, casual Chicago Cubs attire is requested. The family is planning a fellowship luncheon at the Church following the service. Cremation will then be accorded. A memorial fund is being established for Warren Achievement Center in Monmouth, IL.
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