C. Robert

C. Robert "Bob" Schwieger

Saturday, December 5th, 1936 - Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019
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C. Robert “Bob” Schwieger, age 82, beloved husband of 60 years to Ladonna L. Schwieger, nee Whittaker. Loving Father of Rob (Shannon) Schwieger. Dear Brother of Ursula McRostie and the late John Schwieger. Loving Son of the late Arthur and Anna (nee Einfalt). Passed away, surrounded by family, on October 23, 2019 at St Joseph Hospital in Joliet IL.

Born on December 5, 1936 in Scottsbluff Nebraska. He Graduated with honors from Gering (Nebraska) High School in 1955 as both an accomplished scholar and a gifted athlete. He continued his secondary education in both Nebraska and Colorado culminating in BS, MA and MFA degrees in Art and Education. He spent over forty-three years in higher education at Minot (ND) State College and Missouri Southern State College where he was the Department Chairman as well as Professor of Art and Education. After a short retirement in 2000, he returned to the classroom as an Ad Hoc Professor of Art Education at Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln Nebraska. In 2012, he retired for good to become a full-time artist. He and his wife Ladonna then moved to Illinois to be closer to cherished family.

Besides his lifelong career in education, he was a gifted and prolific artist, printmaker, sign painter and master of the lost art of gold leaf. His works were shown worldwide in hundreds of exhibitions and he has dozens of pieces in permanent collections at colleges, institutions and galleries around the country.

In his spare time, besides gathering with family and friends, he was a fanatical, lifelong fan of both the St. Louis Cardinals baseball club and the Nebraska Cornhuskers football team.

All are welcome to attend a visitation on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at All Saints Lutheran Church, 13350 S LaGrange Rd, Orland Park, IL from 2:00 p.m. until the time of Funeral Service at 4:00 p.m. Interment private.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bob’s name at Habitat for Humanity ( You may also leave a message on his Facebook Page at any time or Express your thoughts and condolences at 708-532-5400.
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    All Saints Lutheran Church
    13350 S. La Grange Rd.
    ORLAND PARK, IL 60462
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Visitation Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at All Saints Lutheran Church, 13350 S. LaGrange Rd., Orland Park, IL from 2:00 p.m. until time of Funeral Service 4:00 p.m. Interment private.
  • Service

    Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 | 4:00pm
    Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 4:00pm
    All Saints Lutheran Church
    13350 S. La Grange Rd.
    ORLAND PARK, IL 60462
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Rev. Donald Borling
  • Interment



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Phillip Ridley

Posted at 07:46pm
Rob, My heart and love go out to you and your family at this time. Just know your father's love will be with you Always. Stay Strong! (630) 430-3726
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Dwane Wills

Posted at 10:55pm
Ladonna, Ursula and families of Robert: Condolences on Robert's passing October 23, 2019. A very talented family. I remember Art and Anna when they had the hatchery and Art was a chemist at the Great Western Sugar factory in Gering Nebr. I still recall Robert's athletic ability in track. My brother Dr. Daryl called me Sunday to let me know of Roberts passing. Dwane Wills Overland Park, KS, Class of 1955, Gering High School.

Becky Clancy

Posted at 08:40pm
Beautiful obituary - Bob was the nicest man I had the pleasure of knowing. We always had a great time spending time with the Schwieger’s during the holidays and parties. He was always smiling and kind to everyone. Thank you for the wonderful memories and we wish we could be there to celebrate his life. ❤️

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