George D. Schweigert, 84, of Laurie, passed away Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013 at the Missouri Veterans Home in Warrensburg, Mo. He was born July 2,1928, in Rush City, Minn., a son of the late George and Mildred (Shimel) Schweigert.
On August 28,1966, in Monmouth, Ill., he was united in marriage to Dorethy Long. George was a United States Army veteran having served in the Korean War.
He owned and operated the Rainbow Roller Rink in Monmouth, for 32 years until his retirement to the Lake of the Ozarks.
George was a life member of the American Legion Post and the VFW Post both in Monmouth, the RSA and the Osage Community Elks Lodge 2705 in Laurie. He was of the Lutheran faith.
In addition to his wife, Dorethy, he is survived by his sons, J.D. Schweigert and wife Erlinda, of Central, Texas; and Eric Schweigert and wife Sherri, of Abilene, Texas; five grandchildren, Jennifer and Megan Schweigert, both of Abilene, Texas; Mark Almen and Dariene Harmon, both of Alaska; and Jamielyn Schweigert, of Killeen, Texas; five great-grandchildren, Shane, Anthony, Jackie, Mark and Jaden; his brother, Floyd Schweigert, of Cushing, Oklahoma; his sister, Ruby Hokanson, of Harris, Minn.; and many other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Earl Schweigert, and a sister, Betty Barthel.
Graveside services and interment with full military honors will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 20, in the Garber Memorial Estates Cemetery with Chaplain Erich Kurz officiating. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m., Wednesday at the Kidwell-Garber Laurie/Sunrise Beach Chapel. Memorial contributions are suggested to Crossroads Hospice, National Parkinson Foundation, Alzheimer’s Association or the Missouri Veterans Home in Warrensburg.
Arrangements are under the direction and care of the Kidwell-Garber Laurie/Sunrise Beach Chapel.