Oscar E Schweppe

February 2, 1921January 16, 2013

Oscar Erich, “Rick” Schweppe, 91, Rockford, passed away peacefully in his home, January 16, 2013. He was born on February 2, 1921 in St. James, MN to Henry and Emma (Wittenberg) Schweppe. He was in the US Navy in World War II where he fought in the Pacific Theatre and served as a radioman. He married Laura Schwanz in 1945 and graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1950. He retired from Alpine Bank in 1983 where he was the president and served as vice-chairman of the board. Rick was an Avid Golfer; he loved to travel in his RV and he had a great sense of humor. He and Laura had a great and full life together He is survived by his wife, Laura; children, John (Cathy) Schweppe and Julie (Robert) Grossner; grandsons, Kersten (Erin) Schweppe, Andrew Schweppe, Ross Grossner, and Erich Grossner; and great grandchildren, Logan Schweppe and Elizabeth Schweppe. He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Herbert, Arthur, William and Arnold; and sister Esther. Funeral service will be 2pm, Tuesday, January 22, 2012 at Sunset Funeral Home, 8800 N. Alpine Road, Machesney Park. Visitation will be held from 1pm to 2pm at the funeral home. Interment will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Online condolences can be given at


  • Visitation Tuesday, January 22, 2013
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, January 22, 2013

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Tom Wise

January 21, 2013

Sending my condolences. So sorry for your loss. Sincerely, Tom Wise.

Edward Rudnicki

January 20, 2013

Sorry to hear of your loss. I worked with Rick when he was Pres. of Alpine. He was a great man to know.

Sincerely, Ed and Jeanne

January 20, 2013

We are so sorry to hear about your grandfather. The
Moscato Family