Richard E. Schwager


September 7, 2023

A celebration of life visitation for Richard E. Schwager, 74, of Orchard, will be held Saturday, Sept. 9, with public viewing visitation from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Orchard Community Center.

Food and drinks will be provided from 4 to 8 p.m.

Burial will be at a later date.

Richard died at his home, Saturday, Sept. 2, 2023.

Snider Memorial Funeral Home is handling arrangements. Condolences may be directed to the family at

Family has requested casual attire to be worn.


Richard Edwin Schwager was born on Oct. 1, 1948, to Carl and Uralee (Rader) Schwager in Norfolk. He grew up south of Royal and attended country school, Neligh-Oakdale High, and graduated from Orchard High School in 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, which he truly enjoyed. He liked going fishing, going on road trips and going to the casino, attending his grandchildren’s sporting events and playing cards.

Richard is survived by his wife, Cheri Schwager of Orchard; children, Chris (Patty) Schwager of Bella Vista, Arkansas; Terra (Aaron) Kimes of Neligh and Michael (Carrie) Bohnenkamp of Yutan; 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; brothers, Dennis (Mary) Schwager of Neligh and Jerry (Donna) Schwager of Stanton; sister, Brenda Schwager of LaVista and any nieces and nephews and cousins.

He is preceded in death by his father, Carl and father-in-law and mother-in-law, Lawrence and Sally Bohnenkamp.


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