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Jerry Schweighart

May 4, 1938 -
June 30, 2022

Former Champaign  Mayor, Jerry Schweighart, (age 84) passed away peacefully on June 30, 2022 at his home in Champaign.

Jerry was born May 4, 1938 in Champaign, a son of Wilbur and Josephine Sullivan Schweighart.  He married Kim on June 25, 1960 in Champaign.

Jerry was a dedicated public servant with 32 years se…read more

Former Champaign  Mayor, Jerry Schweighart, (age 84) passed away peacefully on June 30, 2022 at his home in Champaign.

Jerry was born May 4, 1938 in Champaign, a son of Wilbur and Josephine Sullivan Schweighart.  He married Kim on June 25, 1960 in Champaign.

Jerry was a dedicated public servant with 32 years service as a Police Officer and Detective in the Champaign Police Department, he then served on the Champaign City Council for six years and as Mayor of Champaign for 12 years.

He loved in his family and community he was always the first to crack a joke or lend a helping hand. Jerry loved to grab a coffee with friends at Merry Ann’s or drop a fishing line any chance he could.

Jerry is survived by his wife of 62 years, Kim; two sons, Jerry (Vita) Schweighart of Glenview and Rory (Lesley Ponder) Schweighart of Monticello; one daughter, Tami (Troy) Rhodes of Mahomet. Family was everything to him and he was happiest spending time with his eight grandchildren, Tyler, Sydney, Lexi, Evan, Neal, Elizabeth, Nicole, and Jarrod and three great-grandchildren Dax, Sloane and Adara. Also surviving his brother John (Johannah) Schweighart of Camargo.

He was preceded in death by his son, Jeffrey Dennis Schweighart; brothers Richard and Marion and his parents.

Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 9 at St. Matthew Catholic Church, 1303 Lincolnshire Drive, Champaign. Msgr. Stanley Deptula will officiate. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Ivesdale. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, July 8 at Morgan Memorial Home, 1304 Regency Drive West, Savoy.

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations to be made in Jerry’s honor to the Peacemaker Project 703.

Condolences may be offered at morganmemorialhome.com.

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Visitation Information

Date: Friday, July 8, 2022

Time: 04:00 pm

Morgan Memorial Home

Address:

1304 Regency Dr. West
Savoy, Illinois 61874

Service Information

Date: Saturday, July 9, 2022

Time: 10:00 am

St. Matthew Catholic Church

Address:

1303 Lincolnshire Dr.
Champaign, Illinois 61821

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