Junior (Jay) Schweitzer was born to Ezra and Gertrude (Bender) Schweitzer in Nebraska on May 10, 1923. He passed away at Whispering Pines Assisted Living in Plover, WI on May 23, 2015 at the age of 92.
Junior was born near Milford, NE. The family later moved to a farm near Swanton, NE. In 1944, he joined the Army and served in France during WWII. After retiring from the farm in 1966, Junior and his brother-in-law, Robert Allen, purchased the Chief Motel in Colby, Kansas. They owned and operated motels in Colby, KS, Julesburg and Greeley, CO, prior to retiring in 1977.
In 1950 he married Verda Schwisow. They had 4 children, Janice, Doug, Judy and Jeff. They later divorced. In 1974, He married Lelah Hawks, who preceded him in death in 2005.
In 2008, he moved to Custer, WI to be closer to his son Doug and family.