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Rose E. Sweet, age 85, of Gilman, passed away on
Sunday, July 7, 2013 at the Gilman Care Center.


Rose was born January 7, 1928 at home in Jump River, the
daughter of the late Edwin & Inga (Petersen) Russell. She
grew up in Jump River, graduating from Hannibal High
School in 1945. On June 11, 1946 she was united in
marriage to Harry Sweet at the Presbyterian Manse in
Hannibal. They resided in Hannibal for 10 years before
moving to Oconomowoc in 1956. In 1970 they moved back
to the Hannibal area and resided there since. Rose was a
member of the New Hope Presbyterian Church in Hannibal
of which she was an active member of the Ladies Aide,
and she also wrote the Town of Cleveland Column for the
Star News Paper.


Rose is survived by her children, Barbara (James)
Stephan of Waukesha; Susan Sweet of Medford; Colleen
Sweet of St. Paul, MN; Ronald (Sharon) Sweet of Weston;
Randy (Cindy) Sweet of Jefferson; Mike (Latifah) Sweet of
Burlington, 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren,
siblings, Helen Wachsmuth of Gilman; Ivan (Annette)
Russell of Minneapolis, MN; Betty Mae (Elmer) Dorova of
Irma, WI; Donald (Joan) Russell of Fridley, MN.
Rose is preceded in death by her parents, husband
Harry in 2001, daughters, Carol & Marilyn, one
great-grandson, and her sister Ethel.


Services will be held on Friday, July 12, 2013 at 11:00
a.m. at the New Hope Presbyterian Church in Hannibal
with Pastor Bradley Carloss officiating. Burial will follow in
the Mount Nebo Cemetery, Jump River. Visitation will be
from 9:30-11:00 a.m. at the church prior to service time on
Friday. Plombon Funeral Service is assisting the family
with arrangements. 




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