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Sep 12, 2023 (0)

Orchard — Richard Edwin Schwager, 74, of Orchard, died Saturday, Sept. 2, 2023 at his home in Orchard.

A celebration of life visitation was held Saturday, Sept. 9, 2023 at the Orchard Community Center in Orchard.

Burial will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made to the family for future designation.

Snider Memorial Funeral Home in Clearwater is in charge of the arrangements.

Richard 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. He then 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, 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.

Richard is survived by his wife Cheri Schwager of Orchard; three children Chris (Patty) Schwager of Bella Vista, AR, Terra (Aaron) Kimes of Neligh and Michael (Carrie) Bohnenkamp of Yutan; seven grandchildren Caleb Schwager, Connor (Whitney) Bentley, Chris (Lexi) Bentley, Cambree Kimes, Allison (Bret) Alber, Caylum and Lilly Bohnenkamp;  two great-grandchildren Wrenlee and Aiden Bentley; his mother Uralee Schwager of Neligh; two brothers Dennis (Mary) Schwager of Neligh and Jerry (Donna) Schwager of Stanton; one sister Brenda Schwager of LaVista; and many nieces and nephews and cousins.

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

Online condolences may be left for the family at              


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