OAK RIDGE – Mr. Bruce James Schweickert, 72, passed away Friday, November 29, 2019. He was born March 16, 1947 in Illinois to the late James Ewald and Sarah Baker Schweickert. Bruce was a very giving man with a heart bigger than most understood. He was a man of many interests and his strong desire for continuous learning was as great as his love for his family, especially his grandchildren. Bruce was nice to everyone, and even though he was introverted, and loved his solitude, he was full of humor, endless wisdom, support and great advice to all who knew him. He was a goal-oriented man who loved to walk. He actually achieved circum-navigation of the globe in steps. He also loved his cat, desserts, Mercedes’, and opera. He will be missed by all who knew him. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Deborah; and a brother, Richard Berg. Surviving are his wife, Sherri Lynne Isgar Schweickert; two daughters, Heather Perrell and Katherine Rafaniello (husband, Matt); two sons, Christopher Soto (wife, Heidi) and James Soto (wife, Theres); seven grandchildren, Jennifer (husband, Matt), Savannah, Nicholas, Isabella, Alexander, Johnathan, and Violet; one great granddaughter, Madison; one sister, Cathy Hockel (husband, Greg); and several nieces and nephews also survive. A funeral service for Mr. Schweickert will be held at 1:00PM, Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at Hayworth-Miller Kernersville Chapel. Burial will be held at a later date at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Webster Park IL. The family will receive friends from 12:00PM-12:45PM prior to funeral service. In lieu of flowers please donate in his name to Trellis Supportive Care, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27284.
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