Hunter Schweer, age 14, of Milbank died on December 12, 2017, at his residence.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, December 18, at 2:00 p.m. at Central United Methodist Church in Milbank. Rev. Dr. DeVern Schwenn will officiate and burial will be in the Milbank City Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Sunday at Central United Methodist Church from 4 – 6 pm. A prayer service will be held at 6 p.m. Visitation will continue at the church on Monday, one hour prior to the service.
Casket bearers will be: Phillip Kellen, Josh Kellen, Andrew Weber, Larry Trapp, Garry Trapp, and Brad Kaus.
Honorary bearers will be many of Hunter’s close friends as well as fellow classmates of the Milbank High School Class of 2021.
Music will be provided by Jacob Ebsen and Bobbi Jo Meyer.
Hunter Dennis Schweer was born to loving parents Kyle and Sara (Trapp) Schweer on March 26, 2003, and welcomed home by sister Kesha. He later welcomed a younger sister, Estelle. During Hunter’s short life he brought joy to his family and friends as he spent many hours in his earlier life with his dad, sister Kesha and Grandpa Schweer on the family farm. He loved helping with daily chores and enjoyed the outdoors. Hunter enjoyed fishing and hunting with his dad. He also liked spending time with his sisters, learning from his older sister, Kesha, and caring for and teaching his younger sister, Estelle.
Hunter enjoyed trying new adventures as he learned to fish and hunt with his dad and Grandpa Schweer. Hunter participated in taekwondo and was spontaneous enough to try scuba diving on trips to warmer climates for spring break. He accompanied the family on camping and fishing trips and enjoyed the many friends he made on his adventures. Hunter attended Milbank schools from elementary and into high school, making many friends along the way. Hunter was intrigued by computers and video games and spent many hours as he grew older extending his circle of friends online.
Hunter is survived by his father, Kyle Schweer; mother, Sara Schweer; sisters: Kesha and Estelle, all of Milbank; grandmother, Ann Trapp of Benson, MN; great-grandmother, Kathy Trapp of Milbank; uncles: Alan (Deanne)Schweer of Carlos, MN; Dwight Schweer of Milbank; aunts: Diane (Brad) Kaus of Plymouth, MN; Cindy (Phil) Kellen of Milbank; Lori (Matt) Pond of Wilmot, SD; Nanette (Jay) Englund of Alexandria, MN; Terrel (Robbie) Mielitz of Sioux Falls, SD; and Jessica (James) Bachman of Hancock, MN; as well as many great aunts and uncles. Hunter is also survived by many cousins that he spent countless hours with as he grew up.
Hunter was preceded in death by his grandparents: Ervin and Carol Schweer and Dennis Trapp; great-grandfather, Duane Trapp; great-grandparents: Clifford and Emily Morrison; and aunt, Janelle (Trapp) Ash.
In lieu of flowers or food, Hunter’s family asks that you assist us with creating hope for others at this time of year. We will be donating to a non-profit in Hunter’s name and we ask that you help us remember Hunter in this way. A trust account has been established at First Bank and Trust in Milbank.