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69. Photo Helen Margaret SWEET was born on 19 Nov 1912 in Tomah, Tomah Township, Monroe County, WI.29,49,60 (She may have been born 19 April 1913.) She appeared in the census in 1920 in LaGrange Township, Monroe County, WI.38 She appeared in the census in 1930 in LaGrange Township, Monroe County, WI.42 She died on 11 Dec 2006 in Waukesha, Waukesha County, WI.29

Obituary Notes: "Helen Margaret Smith, 94, of Waukesha and formerly of Tomah passed away Monday, Dec. 11, 2006, at the Waukesha Springs Nursing Home.

She was born Nov. 19, 1912, to Harry and Deda (Getman) Sweet in Tomah. Helen was united in marriage to Harold Martin who later preceded her in death. She was later married to La Vern “Doc” Hill; who also preceded her in death.

Helen spent her working years as a schoolteacher. She was a social person and enjoyed being around people. She also worked many years as a waitress and a bartender. In her spare time she loved dancing, ceramics, gardening and playing cards.

Helen was later married to Ed Smith. She spent most of her life in the Tomah area and will be remembered by many.

She is survived by eight children, Patricia “Patty” Dana (Dick Dana), Glenn Hill, Gary Hill, Jane Rohde, Gene (Ter’e) Hill, Gordon Hill, Roy (Jill) Hill and James Hill; 14 grandchildren, Scott LaBerge, Deda Kreuzer, Jacqueline Gelly, Patrick Watson, Scott Hill, Jennifer Cunningham, Juliet Holzenberg, Richard Rohde, Lisa Reimers, Lana Atkins, Lora Baccralla, Tania Hill, Jessica Hill and Christopher Hill; 26 great- grandchildren; one great-great- grandchild; many other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Deda; her husbands, Harold Martin, La Vern “Doc” Hill and Ed Smith; a brother, Glenn and three grandchildren, Glenn, Matthew and Dane.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Dec. 19, at 2 p.m. at the Torkelson Funeral Home in Tomah. Pastor William Swan will officiate. Burial will follow in the La Grange Cemetery, Tomah. Family and friends are invited for visitation Tuesday from noon until the time of service at the funeral home."


She was buried on 19 Dec 2006 in LaGrange Township, Monroe County, WI.29 in the LaGrange Township Cemetery.

Helen Margaret SWEET and Harold Elmer Rudolph MARTIN were married on 1 Nov 1932 in Rockford, Winnebago County, IL.69,78 They were divorced before May 1935.49 Photo Harold Elmer Rudolph MARTIN (son of Rudolph Gustav Theodor "Harold" MARTIN and Anna Katherine BRANDAU) was born on 7 Oct 1907 in Wisconsin.42
(This is a picture of Harold, his wife Helen, and their daughter Patricia in 1933.) He appeared in the census in 1920 in Wells Township, Monroe County, WI.72 He appeared in the census in 1930 in Wells Township, Monroe County, WI.42 He was living with his parents. He died on 16 May 1960.49 He was buried in San Diego, San Diego County, CA.79 in the National Cemetery. Helen Margaret SWEET and Harold Elmer Rudolph MARTIN had the following children:



Patricia Ann "Pat" MARTIN.

Helen Margaret SWEET and LaVern Dano "Doc" HILL were married on 5 May 1935 in Tomah, Tomah Township, Monroe County, WI.49,69,72 (Their marriage date may have been 15 May 1936.) They were divorced before Jan 1960.49 LaVern Dano "Doc" HILL (son of Merle William HILL and Blanche DANO) was born on 7 Feb 1913 in Tomah, Tomah Township, Monroe County, WI.4,60 (The Oak Grove Cemetery records list his birth date as 27 Feb 1913.) He graduated in 1931 in Tomah, Tomah Township, Monroe County, WI.80 from Tomah High School. He died on 16 Apr 2000 in Las Vegas, Clark County, NV.72 He was buried in Tomah, Tomah Township, Monroe County, WI.4 in the Oak Grove Cemetery. Helen Margaret SWEET and LaVern Dano "Doc" HILL had the following children:



Glen Edward HILL.



Gary Merle HILL.



Jane Kay HILL.



Gene Arthur HILL.



Gordon John HILL was born on 6 Sep 1948 in Tomah, Tomah Township, Monroe County, WI.72



Roy Donn HILL.



James Lee HILL.

Helen Margaret SWEET and Edward L. "Ed" SMITH were married on 3 Jan 1960.81 Photo Edward L. "Ed" SMITH was born on 15 Nov 1918.49,69,72,82 (He may have been born in 1912.) He died on 22 Dec 2001 in Waukesha, Waukesha County, WI.72,82

Obituary Notes: "WAUKESHA - Edward L. Smith of Waukesha died Saturday, Dec. 22, 2001, at age 83.

He was the beloved husband of Helen (nee Sweet) for 42 years; the loving father of Emil (Joanne) of Franklin, Margaret (James) Machalk of Mukwonago, Vernielle Moffatt of West Monroe, La., and Lauritz (Joyce) of St. Francis; and stepfather of James Hill of Waukesha. He was the cherished grandfather of Mary Lapp (William Mirr), Edward (Lisa) Smith, Denise Crites, Gilbert Craighead, James (Laura) Smith, JerriLynn (Craig) Markham, Tammy Smith, Rebecca (Bill) Rath, Annamarie (Guy) Bartel, Todd (Michele) Smith, Timothy (Kristen) Smith and 19 great-grandchildren.

Ed was a retired member of the Operating Engineers Local No. 139.

According to his wishes, his remains were donated to the Medical College of Wisconsin. There will be a private memorial service at a later date.

The family wishes to thank Nancy Farmer, Dede Butler, Chris Cotton, Bonnie Gottschalk and many others too numerous to mention at The Waters of Westmoreland for their patience, understanding and care.

Church and Chapel Funeral Service is serving the family."

His body was donated to Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI.

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