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 (Tere) 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.
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
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:
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:
Margaret SWEET and Edward L. "Ed" SMITH were married on 3 Jan 1960.81
"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.