James L. "Jim" Schweigert

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May 5, 1941 - October 9, 2020
Born in Festus, MO
Resided in O'Fallon, MO

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James L. “Jim” Schweigert, of O’Fallon, Missouri, passed away Friday, October 9, 2020 at the age of 79.  Loving husband of Kathryn J. Schweigert; beloved son of the late Hilda and Louis Schweigert; devoted father of Todd (Cheryl) Schweigert and Kimberly (Mark) Schroeder;  cherished grandfather of Sarah Schroeder, Chelsea Schweigert, Jason (Kelly) Schroeder, Lindsey (Ty) Shearon, Karlee (Kyle) Osborn, Jennifer (Noah) Levin, and Colton Schweigert; treasured great-grandfather of Jace Shearon; dear brother of Mary Lou (Dale) Vineyard and Dorothy "Tootie" (Marv) Jeffers; brother-in-law of Don Pogue and Marlene Schweigert. Jim was also preceded in death by his siblings, Laverne (Cletus) Moore, Shirley Pogue, and Robert Schweigert.

Jim proudly served his country in the United States Navy for four years.  He went to work for MEMC in St. Peters, MO, and retired after more than 34 years in the Maintenance Utility department.

Jim loved working outside in the yard and keeping the landscape well-groomed.  He was handy at home improvements, and could fix just about anything, although he might have a good word or two during his project.  He also religiously washed his truck or car.

In his younger years, Jim enjoyed hunting with his son for many years. He loved going on cruises with his wife, all over the world to Hawaii, Alaska, the Eastern Coast, and most of the Islands.  As an outdoorsman, he really enjoyed visiting the national parks, and he even hiked the Grand Canyon with some of his buddies.  Of all the parks, his favorite was Yellowstone, where he could see the animals up close.

Most of all, Jim loved his family dearly.  He looked forward to attending all of his children and grandchildren's sporting and school events.  He cherished being a Dad and Grandpa.  He had many friends and was known for his great smile.  Jim was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Memorial contributions may be made in Jim's name to American Parkinson Disease Association - St. Louis Chapter, 1415 Elbridge Payne Rd., Ste. 150, Chesterfield, MO 63017.

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Guestbook Entries

  1. Linda Bailey October 12, 2020 at 2:47 pm - Reply

    candle 5Dear Kathy & family, my prayers are with you. Jim was a great guy, whenever I’d get a chance to met with him, he was smiling and always seemed to perk up my day. Thanks for sharing your wonder husband, father, & grandfather!
    Linda Bailey

  2. Connie Boyer SCW class of 80 October 12, 2020 at 5:16 pm - Reply

    Todd and Kim sorry for your loss. I remember you guys camping at Lost Canyon Lake and growing up in St Charles Hills living across from Mark and Randy Jansen. Your dad was such a nice man.

  3. Marie an Archie Fry October 12, 2020 at 6:59 pm - Reply

    a friend an co worker RIP Jim

  4. Pam Barnes October 12, 2020 at 8:30 pm - Reply

    Pam Barnes. Friend and Co-worker at Monsanto/MEMC RIP you have all the other angels in heaven laughing can still hear your laugh and see your smile!

  5. Barb Paton October 13, 2020 at 1:55 pm - Reply

    Kathy, I am praying for you and your loved ones during this season of grief. While it’s been 25+ years I still have very fond memories of working together in Community Programs at St. Joe’s. May God bless and comfort you and your loved ones in the coming days.
    Barb (Sprinkle) Paton

  6. Dale, Karen Haines & family October 13, 2020 at 4:42 pm - Reply

    Our condolences to you Kathy and your family. Praying for you, esp. these next coming weeks. The kids have always said that Jim was so handsome!!!
    Thinking of you! All our love.

  7. Mary (Otte) Erkmann October 13, 2020 at 9:19 pm - Reply

    Dear Kathy & Family, We are so sorry for your loss;
    Jim was such a wonderful, joy-filled man. His smile said it all! He embodied his Schweigert roots!
    He will be greatly missed by family & friends. May you embrace God’s comfort, peace & know HOPE beyond the grave!
    Love & prayers, Mary & Jim Erkmann

  8. Pat Feh October 14, 2020 at 5:57 pm - Reply

    Sorry for your loss. I knew Jim from working at MEMC for many years. A good man with a good sense of humor.

  9. Jessica Castiaux October 14, 2020 at 6:32 pm - Reply

    candle 1I am so grateful for the time I got to spend with James and the time I got to take care of him! He was so loved and he is so missed! I am praying for you Kathy and your family at this time! May you r.I.p Jim!

  10. Mary Laird October 14, 2020 at 7:18 pm - Reply

    I’m so sorry for your lost he was a great guy loved taking care of him.

  11. Allen AufderHeide October 14, 2020 at 8:30 pm - Reply

    candle 8Kim,

    May the grace of the Lord be with you and your family as you mourn the loss of your father. All of our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Allen & Kate Aufderheide

  12. Darrell Otte October 15, 2020 at 4:48 pm - Reply

    Kathy and family. Prayers for all during this difficult time. He will be greatly missed. Had fun playing together as kids, Darrell Otte, cousin.

  13. Ashley Brown October 20, 2020 at 6:36 am - Reply

    candle 2He was an amazing guy loved coming into work and see his smiling face he was always so very happy and always had a smile on his face! RIP jim you will be missed!

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