Timothy L. Schweighart, 67, of Champaign died Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born February 18, 1953 at Mercy Hospital in Urbana a son of Beverly and Howard Schweighart. He grew up in the Champaign area attending Centennial High School where he was a star running back and track athle…read more
Timothy L. Schweighart, 67, of Champaign died Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born February 18, 1953 at Mercy Hospital in Urbana a son of Beverly and Howard Schweighart. He grew up in the Champaign area attending Centennial High School where he was a star running back and track athlete. After graduating as a member of the Class 1971, Tim continued his education at Southern Illinois University. He then went on to a successful career at Sears for 25 years and then as an insurance broker for another 20 years. Most recently, Tim enjoyed his years helping in the parking lots at the University of Illinois during sporting events. He was not only a huge U of I fan, but could also be seen rooting on the Chicago Cubs and Bears.
Tim married the love of his life, Jackie, on August 10, 1974 at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Champaign. Together they raised three children: Chad (Jennifer) Schweighart of Mechanicsburg, PA, Kelley Schweighart of Cornelius, NC, and Lindsay (Chris) Roberts of Savoy. They all survive. Tim is also survived by his mother; siblings Alan (Sandy) Schweighart, Cindee (Steve) Alexander, and Susan Carroll; and his grandchildren Hunter, Karlyn, Halle, Harper, Olivia, Prestyn, Halen, Hatcher, and Jake – all of whom he very much adored.
Tim was reunited in death with his father and brother, Greg Schweighart.
Tim was a member of St. Matthew Catholic Church in Champaign and spent many hours volunteering at 5-Acre Farm Daylilies in Tolono. Whether it was fishing, hunting, gardening, or golfing, Tim enjoyed spending much of his time outdoors.
A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Matthew Catholic Church at 1303 Lincolnshire Drive in Champaign on Saturday, August 1, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. To ensure the safety of all of those attending, the family and St. Matthew Catholic Church kindly asks all attendees wear appropriate facemasks and social distance when able.
Due to today’s current situation, the family plans on holding a celebration of life at a later date.
A Go Fund Me has been made in Tim’s honor for memorial contributions https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-care-for-tim-schweighart-and-family?utm_medium=email&utm_source=customer&utm_campaign=p_na+share-sheet&pc_code=em_db_co2876_v1&rcid=33849af625f14dfe9777186142f67086.hide