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Ashton Schweitzer

March 12, 2004 — December 23, 2021

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Ashton Zachary Schweitzer age 17 of Broken Bow, NE died December 23, 2021, at his home in Broken Bow, NE.

Funeral services will be Friday, December 31, 2021, at 10:00 am at the Evangelical Free Church in Broken Bow with Pastor Tim Peterson officiating. The service will be livestreamed at  In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to the Family (payable to Zach Schweiter C/O Nebraska State Bank P O Box 688 Broken Bow, NE 68822). A visitation will take place on Thursday, December 30th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Evangelical Free Church. Govier Brothers Mortuary are in charge of arrangements. An online guest book may be signed at

In an effort to help with parking at the Church, the Broken Bow Schools will bus all students wishing to attend the services for Ashton, from the School to the Evangelical Free Church and back to the School after services. All are ask to please meet on the East side of the High School before 9:15 a.m.

Ashton Schweitzer is the oldest son of Amy Kinman & Zach Schweitzer & beloved brother to Zander, Ava & Lynx. 

Ashton has always been a person who would show up for others. It wasn’t uncommon for him to offer an ear, a cruise, a shoulder to lean on, a safe space. Whatever the scenario Ashton was always willing to go above and beyond to help those he cared about.  

Ashton lived an authentic life and from a very young age found purpose in being of service any way he was able. 

So often during his free time, he’d be helping in the shop, helping friends work cattle, fixing fence, mowing lawns, cutting wood, whatever was needed Ashton didn’t mind being that guy. 

Ashton’s one of those people you feel good knowing is on your side & will have your back, definitely a special type of comfort to offer those he loves.

Ashton’s passion during his youth was towards wrestling and football, he loves sports, perfecting his techniques, gaining wisdom, building friendships with his teammates, and making memories, coaching the younger kids and during his high school years Ashton was learning to appreciate the challenges he was growing through. His strength, dedication and determination will never be forgotten, and we will lean into his display of strength to get us through this life without him.  

While in school, wrestling & football Ashton was able to have made the friendships of a lifetime….friendships that turned into a brother/sisterhood. 

His connections always genuine, reaching near & far and the impact he has made on the hearts of many will live on.  

Ashton is loved immensely and always, by his family, friends, animals, and all the families who offered their home and made him an honorary family member. Ashton was held in love from every direction and definitely felt it. 

To name Ashton’s accomplishments both academically and as an athlete are far greater than space allows & while his athleticism always impressive and a thrill to watch, his integrity & heart will forever be his legacy.

May Ashton continue peacefully on his journey, knowing the world was a better place with him in it and we’re all better for knowing him.  

Ashton is survived by mom Amy Kinman of Lincoln, dad Zachary (Nikki) Schweitzer of Osmond, brother Zander Schweitzer of Broken Bow, sister Ava Sintek of Lincoln, brother Lynx Sintek of Lincoln, grandmother Liz Kinman of Santa Clarita, CA, grandparents Bob and Wanda Schweitzer of Broken Bow, Step grandparents Sandy (Tom) McConnell of Norfolk, and Bob (Barb) Nielsen of Bradenton, FL, and step great grandmother Neva Winter of Norfolk.



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