John Schweiger

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John E. Schweiger, AKA “Johnny Guitar”, 90, of Freeburg, IL, born October 29, 1927, died Friday, March 23, 2018, at his residence.

Mr. Schweiger was a U. S. Army World War II veteran.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Elaine Schweiger in infancy; his parents, John J. and Margaret, nee Dambacher, Schweiger; a brother, Kenneth Schweiger; and a sister, Marie Scher.

Surviving are his wife of 65 years, Marion L., nee Klann, Schweiger, whom he married on August 30, 1952;
four children, Kathy Schweiger, Laurie (Gary) Kuklinski, Donna (Rick) Holesinger, and John R. (Michelle) Schweiger;
seven grandchildren, Chris (Courtney) Kuklinski, Dr. Cadence (Adam Luechtefeld) Kuklinski, Scott Vanderwerf, Molly Johnson, Samantha Johnson, Natalie Schweiger, and Jonathan Schweiger;
three great-grandchildren, Cali Kuklinski, Gideon Luechtefeld and Malcolm Luechtefeld;
a brother, Robert Schweiger;
a sister, Margaret Ann Schwaegel;
a brother-in-law, George (Sharon) Klann;
a sister-in-law, Sharon Motes;
nieces and nephews;
and family friend, Pamela King.

Memorials may be made to Life Network of Southern Illinois or to Family Hospice. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, March 25, 2018, and from 9 to 10 a.m.  Monday, March 26, 2018, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Freeburg, IL.

Funeral:  A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Monday, March 26, 2018, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Freeburg, IL, with Fr. Mark Reyling officiating.

Burial with military honors will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Freeburg, IL.


3 Comments on John Schweiger

David & Susan Means said : Guest Report Mar 26, 2018 at 4:17 PM

You are all in our prayers as you grieve the loss of your dearest, loved one. Your sorrow is shared by our family and many around you. Love and prayers David and Susan Means Hebrews 4:16 Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.

  • Freenurg
  • Il
Jean Macke said : Guest Report Mar 25, 2018 at 7:26 AM

May God give Johnny's family comfort and peace.

  • Marissa
  • Illinois
George E Frame said : Guest Report Mar 24, 2018 at 8:52 AM

A legend has passed. He was a great person and very talented. He brought happiness to the lives of countless people with his singing and guitar playing. He will be missed greatly. God bless you Johnny Guitar

  • ann arbor
  • MI

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