Rick C. Schwegman

first_imgRick C. Schwegman, age 51 of St Mary’s, Indiana, passed away on July 19, 2019 at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati following a brief but serious illness.Born to Wilfred (Shorty) and Linda (Bischoff) Schwegman on June 16, 1968 in Batesville. Rick was the third of four close-knit sons who grew up near St. Mary’s where the Schwegman’s have farmed for generations. Part of the family’s heritage is a steadfast loyalty to the International Harvester brand, and Rick did his part to uphold that tradition.Rick was a fourth-generation member of St. Mary’s of the Rock Catholic Church in Franklin County and was a 1986 graduate of Batesville High School. He was a heavy equipment operator for Schumacher Dugan Construction in Cincinnati, where he was employed for 20 years.  Rick was a member of the Ohio Operating Engineers Union Local 18 and also raised beef cattle with his brother Joe.Rick is survived by his wife, Susan; their son, William Chase; daughters Cassidy Eckstein (Justin Meyer) of Hamburg and Somer Eckstein of Sunman; grandson River Ronnebaum; his parents of St. Mary’s; brothers Joe (Gerri) and Mike, both of St. Mary’s, and Jim of Birmingham, Alabama; mother-in-law Mary Helen Boyer of Indianapolis and numerous nieces and nephews.Visitation will be Thursday, July 25 from 4 to 7 pm at the Weigel Funeral Home. The service will be held on Friday at 10 am at St. Mary’s of the Rock Catholic Church with burial following in the church cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to St Mary’s Preservation Society.last_img

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