Louis Arthur Wick


With great sadness, yet with the great hope of resurrection, we share with you that Lou Wick, passed into the arms of Jesus on Monday, May 1, 2023.  Louis Arthur Wick, 94, passed away peacefully at his home in Mountlake Terrace, Washington.  We thank God for his life and legacy.  He was a gift to his family and so many friends and will be missed by all.

He will be deeply missed by his three children; Steven Wick, Jerry Wick, and Robert Wick; his granddaughter, Berit Wick; and his second wife, Juanita’s four children; Renee Chambers, Terry Trudgeon, Tamara Montoya, and Richelle Walker.

Lou was born October 10, 1928 in Hamilton, Montana to parents Leif and Wanda Wick.  He lived in Woodland, Washington until his mother died suddenly of pneumonia when he was 10.  He then moved in with relatives in Hamilton, Montana where he completed high school (1946).  He served in the US Army (1946-1948 in Japan) which gave him the GI Bill.  He attended the University of Washington (1948-1952) where he received his degree in Business Administration.  He lived at the University Christian Union men’s house (Christian Fraternity) and was active at University Presbyterian Church.   

Lou was blessed with athletic abilities and showed that starting in high school where he was the starting quarterback for 3 years and they won the Class B football championship in his senior year.  He was starting guard and top scorer on the basketball team.  He was number one on the tennis team for all four years as well as being selected for the All-State team.  After serving in the Army where he played tennis, he chose the University of Washington and joined the tennis team where he played all four years.  He was captain on the tennis team in his senior year.

Lou married Gloria Schlegel from Kalispell, Montana in 1951 before his senior year in college and they made their home in north Seattle.  They had three boys; Steve, Jerry, and Robb.  Their marriage ended in 1971.  Lou married Juanita Trudgeon in 1989 and became step-dad to her four children.  From this family, he enjoyed 17 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. They were married until 2022 when Juanita went to be with the Lord.

Lou was in the commercial mortgage banking business, had his own painting business, and worked with  some other business ventures (aka Northgate Slide) before landing at Boeing where he retired in 1993.

Tennis was always a major part of his life and he always had a love and passion for it.  He was well known in the tennis community and participated in tennis tournaments throughout the Pacific Northwest.  He has been ranked number one in the Pacific Northwest, both singles and doubles, in every age category 35 through 75.  He had many victories as he participated in Seattle City, Pacific Northwest, Washington State, and even National Championships (he won the USTA National Men’s 90 Grass Court Singles Championship in 2018).  Lou enjoyed working at the Harbor Square Tennis Center and was both teaching and coaching in his 90’s.  He had a wonderful ability to bond with all the guys and he loved passing on his knowledge of tennis to them.

Lou was an encourager, motivator, always positive, and most importantly, he was a follower of Jesus Christ.  With his faith he lived out the Christ-like example.  What a great Friend, Servant, Husband, Father, Grandfather, and a true Gentleman on and off the courts.    

  • Susan Raye Hilt White (Posted: May 10, 2024)
    Sorry to hear this. We were wondering why he hadn’t called us lately. My Dad and Lou were cousins. Sorry for your loss
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