Rick C. Schwegman


Rick 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 Schwegmans 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, July 26, 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.
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Helen Reverman
Jul 24, 2019
So sorry Shorty & Linda to hear about the death of your son Rick. I know this is very heart breaking for you. We never ever know when this will happen in our family & it usually isn't something we think of or talk about very often. It is always a shock when that does happen. I lost my husband Robert just 7 months ago so I know what you are going through. My prayers are with you & your family. God bless.
Regina Dreyer
Jul 23, 2019
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Jul 23, 2019
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Helen Reverman
Jul 22, 2019
So very sorry to hear Susan that your husband Rick passed away. You don't know me but I have known Rick's dad Shorty for many years as I lived in the St Mary's area before I got married. I know how heart breaking this has to be for you Susan and for Shorty and Linda. I just lost my husband seven months ago. It is very hard to comprehend. My prayers are with all of the Schwegman family.