Edward Joseph Schweiger II

April 27, 1938July 12, 2014

Edward Joseph Schweiger, II, age 76, died Saturday, July 12, 2014 at Wilora Lake Lodge. A son of the late Edward Joseph Schweiger, Sr. and Elva Pearl Compton Schweiger, he was born on April 27, 1938 in Richmond, IN. Mr. Schweiger was a graduate of Ball State University and taught high school in Richmond, IN before moving to Charlotte. While in Charlotte, he worked for DANA Corp. for thirty years and was a member of Albemarle Road Presbyterian Church where he served as a deacon, sang in the choir and taught Sunday School to the high school students. Mr. Schweiger was a fifty year member of the Derita Lodge #715 A.F. & A.M., Scottish Rite, the Oasis Shrine Temple and was an Oasis Shrine Hillbilly Clan #13. Mr. Schweiger served as Raban of the Hillbilly Clan for twenty two years and retired in 2007. He was then elected Raban Emeritus of Oasis Shrine Hillbillies and was Tarheel #1 of the Hillbillies. In retirement, Mr. Schweiger was a professional Santa Claus for many years and enjoyed collecting black powder weapons.

A funeral to celebrate his life will be held at 11:00AM, Wednesday, July 16th at Albemarle Road Presbyterian Church, 6740 Albemarle Rd., with the Rev. Dr. Ron G. Tippens officiating. Masonic burial will follow in Sunset Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends from 10:00AM to 11:00AM prior to the funeral hour.

Mr. Schweiger is survived by a son, Edward Joseph Schweiger, III and fiancée, Maria Victoria Baptiste and son, Giovanni, of Ashland, OR; a brother, John C. Schweiger and wife Candace, of Ashland, OR; a granddaughter, Emilie Nouveau and husband Jakob Perry, of Vancouver, WA; a brother-in-law, Mike Rigsby and wife Melanie, of Lima, OH; a special friend, Brenda Schanie, of Charlotte; four nieces and thirteen great nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of forty six years, Rosa Lee Schweiger.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Shriners Hospitals, c/o Oasis Shriners, 604 Doug Mayes Place, Charlotte, NC 28262.


  • Funeral Service Wednesday, July 16, 2014
  • Visitation Wednesday, July 16, 2014

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Philip Poe

March 3, 2015

I know I haven't seen you in quite a while ,but I used to stop by and say hello to your dad when I was training for one of my charity bike rides for JDRF or the MS Society.
It was always great talking with him and of course every time I dropped by I'd ask him how you were.
I just found out today that he had passed away back in July from his "adopted daughter who was at the house. I'm sorry for your loss. He was a great guy.
Philip Poe ( Give me a call sometime )
Still in Charlotte

Jimmy Locke

July 16, 2014

So very sorry for your loss. Oasis lost a shining star too. So mote it be.

Heather Blyrhe

July 16, 2014

You all have my deepest love and the feeling of lost at this time. But know he is with his loving wife and the rest of your family that has past. Just remember we love them and we also love you the family. My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours. Sincerely, Heather Brown Blythe

BeLinda Wilson

July 16, 2014

I knew your dad as Santa Ed....a very special man that will be missed. Sending my sincere condolences and keeping the family close in prayer and thought.

Jo Warren

July 16, 2014

I remember Ed and Rosa from long ago at Albemarle Road Presbyterian Church. They sang in the choir with my mom. Later I bowled with Rosa and she and Ed would let me ride with them to tournaments. Ed was a very friendly and loving guy and will be missed.I'm truly sorry for your loss...

odie m

July 16, 2014

pop, i'm sure you remember the last time we spoke; you are where you always should be - with rosa lee. we will miss you and cherish the memories. we thank you both for your son, the very best friend we've ever known. we'll see you someday and have a group hug and i'm sure some tears. hope ya'll in costume; you'll always be mom & pop, mr. & Mrs claus thank you for the joy you shared with us.

odie & linda

July 16, 2014

pop, i know you remember the last conversation we had; you are now back with rosa lee where you have always belonged. know that we love you both and we hope that there is dvr or something up there to see the reunion when we join you. we'll see you again someday and share a group hug.
in the meantime, enjoy the love of your life, she's missed you as we all missed her.

odie & linda

Mary Brown

July 16, 2014

Sorry to hear about Ed. He was a nice man. Rest in peace!

Gaye Dimmick

July 16, 2014

Love and prayers to you all. Sorry I won't be able to celebrate with you tomorrow but I will be thinking of you

Stephan JC Gut

July 15, 2014

Ed and I had good times working together on the Charlotte trolley #85. He was like an older brother to me. I will think of him often as I have in the past few years. One thing I will say, he lived the good life and always had that twinkle in his eyes. I sorrow for his family at his passing. And I share it, as well.