Celebration of life visitation service for Richard E. Schwager, age 74 of Orchard, Nebraska. Public viewing visitation will be from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. and food and drinks will be provided from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 9, 2023 at Orchard Community Center in Orchard. Burial will be at a later date. Richard passed away at his home on Saturday, September 2, 2023. Snider Memorial Funeral Home is handling arrangements. Condolences may be directed to the family at www.snidermemorialfh.com
Family has requested casual attire to be worn.
Richard Edwin Schwager was born on October 1, 1948 to Carl and Uralee (Rader) Schwager in Norfolk, Nebraska. He grew up south of Royal, Nebraska and attended country school, Neligh-Oakdale High, and graduated from Orchard High School 1966 and attended Omaha School of Business. On May 4, 1968 he was united in marriage to Cherlyn Bohnenkamp. Richard worked at the Cheese Factory, farmed, Country Gas and Goods, and R’s Carry Out. His last employment was at Bomgaars in O’Neill, NE; where he truly enjoyed. He liked to go fishing, going on road trips and going to the casino, attending his grandchildren's sporting events and playing cards.
Survived by his wife, Cheri Schwager of Orchard, NE. Children: Chris and wife, Patty Schwager of Bella Vista, AR; Terra and husband, Aaron Kimes of Neligh, NE; and Michael and wife, Carrie Bohnenkamp of Yutan, NE. Grandchildren: Caleb Schwager; Connor (Whitney) Bentley; Chris (Lexi) Bentley; Cambree Kimes; Allison (Bret) Alber; Caylum and Lilly Bohnenkamp. Great Grandchildren: Wrenlee and Aiden Bentley. Mother, Uralee Schwager of Neligh, NE. Brothers, Dennis (Mary) Schwager of Neligh, NE and Jerry (Donna) Schwager of Stanton, NE. Sister, Brenda Schwager of LaVista, NE. Many nieces and nephews and cousins.
Preceded in death by his father, Carl and father and mother-in-law, Lawrence and Sally Bohnenkamp.