In Memory of Sunny Urgyen Rabga

Carl “Sunny” Schweitzer left this life in the early hours of Sunday, June 28, 2020. Born in Nebraska, Sunny grew up playing hockey and water skiing on Lake Okoboji. He attended the University of Miami on a water skiing scholarship and later in life developed a passion for sailing and the America’s Cup. Sunny was a talented flutist, a skill he shared with his daughters. He lived and traveled extensively in South America and Mexico, where he mastered exotic dishes while becoming a chef. While in South America, he fostered an interest in spiritual paths. He later became a devoted Buddhist, purifying his negativity and reaching out to others with compassion and an open heart. Sunny was always a source of great humor and inspiration for his friends. Sunny is survived by his daughters Andrea Garvey and Sarah Schweitzer, beloved granddaughter Sophia Garvey, Sister Julie Cramer, and niece Bee.

Informal visitation with family and friends
July 25th
5pm (Open to all)
13441 Lowell Ave Grandview, MO 64030

In order to be as accommodating as possible given the current COVID restrictions, several measures and guidelines are being taken:

  • The wake will primarily be outdoors in a very large backyard, with plenty of space for social distancing. We are asking all guests to allow others the recommended 6 feet of space; masks will be available for anyone who needs one. The space will permit plenty of relaxed conversation even with these allowances.
  • One of Sunny’s daughters wants to provide his favorite tacos for all the guests; however one of us will serve dinner in gloves, masks, etc. Anyone who wishes to bring their own dinner is entirely welcome to, but we will not be hosting potluck style.
  • The house will be available for anyone who needs air-conditioning or facilities, but we ask all indoor visitors to wear a mask.