Robert Eugene Schweikert
Robert Eugene Schweikert, age 86, a resident of rural Fort Scott, Kan., passed away Thursday, November 29, 2018, at Country Place Senior Living in Fort Scott. He was born May 9, 1932, in Fort Scott, the son of Dorace Benjamin Schweikert and Lorene Hays Schweikert. Bob graduated from the Fort Scott High School. He later served with the United States Army from 1953 to 1955. Following his military service, he married Jeanette Gray on July 13, 1958, at Fort Scott. In earlier years, Bob had worked for Central Gun Shop in Fort Scott. In 1976, he started his own business, Bobís Gun & Lock, which was located on East Wall Street. Bob enjoyed hunting and fishing and spending time outdoors. He also enjoyed riding his motorcycles. He had served for several years on the Evergreen Cemetery Board and had served as their President. He was a member of the Fort Scott Masonic Lodge and the First Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Jeanette, of the home. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dorace Benjamin Schweikert and Lorene Hays Schweikert Feemster.
Rev. Chuck Russell will conduct graveside services at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 3 at the Evergreen Cemetery. Military honors will be conducted at the cemetery. Family and friends may meet at the Cheney Witt Chapel prior to leaving for the cemetery at 9:45 a.m. Monday. Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimerís Association or to Mercy Hospice and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Fort Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.