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Robert Henry SchweigerAugust 31, 1926 ~ October 8, 2017 (age 91)
Robert H. Schweiger (91) passed away October 8, 2017, after a long and fulfilling life. Bob was born August 31, 1926 on a farm outside Cashton, WI. He was the fourth of five children born to Bernard Schweiger and Catherine Degenhardt. His mother raised the children in Cashton after his father died in 1931, during the Depression. Bob often spoke fondly of hunting small game for food and playing music in the band with his brothers Gordon and Jim. While attending high school, Bob worked part time in the local drugstore. Upon graduation in 1944, he enlisted in the US Navy and was sent to the College of the Pacific and UC-Berkley to train as a pharmacist mate. When the war ended, Bob enrolled at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and earned his BS degree in pharmacy in 1950. While a student he worked part-time for the Rennebohm Drug Stores. After graduation Bob went to work for Rennebohm full time and met his future wife, Virginia Lybek, who was working part time behind the lunch counter. They married in 1951 and raised three children while operating their own drug stores in Madison and Sun Prairie from 1959 to 1989.
Bob was a passionate hunter and fisherman, threw a mean set of horseshoes, bowled, and traveled the world with family and friends. He never had a negative word for anyone and took all life’s turns with a smile and a laugh.
Preceding him in death were his wife of 61 years, Virginia; his parents; brothers, Vernon and Gordon; and his sister, Evelyn. One brother, James, survives him. He is also survived by his children, Deborah (Edward) Reisner, Sandra (James) Edgerly, and Bruce (Carol) Schweiger. Bob leaves seven grandchildren, Megan (John) Koltes, Jessica (Neil) Satterstrom, Eric (Lao) Edgerly and Adam Edgerly, Paul (Jamie) Schweiger, Brad (Shanda) Schweiger and Scott (Liz) Schweiger. Bob also leaves four great grandchildren Wesley Schweiger, Lucas and Micah Edgerly, and Mabel Schweiger, and numerous other relatives and countless friends and business acquaintances. He will be missed by all.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, October 13, 2017 at ST PETER CATHOLIC CHURCH, 5001 N. Sherman Avenue. Visitation will be held on Friday at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of Mass. Entombment will be at Highland Memory Gardens.
The family would like to express their gratitude to the team of Agrace HospiceCare. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Bob’s name to Agrace HospiceCare, 5395 E. Cheryl Parkway, Fitchburg, WI 53711 or St. Peter Catholic Church, 5001 North Sherman Ave, Madison, WI 53704 or a charity of your choice.
Home is the hunter, home from the hill
And the sailor home from the sea.
Ryan Funeral Home
& Cremation Services
220 Enterprise Drive
St. Peter Catholic Church
5001 N. Sherman Avenue, Madison WI 53704
Agrace HospiceCare, Inc.
5395 E. Cheryl Pkwy, Fitchburg WI 53711
Charity of your choice