WAUKESHA

Arthur R. Sweet
July 11, 1928 — Aug. 12, 2016

Arthur R. Sweet of Waukesha passed away peacefully on Friday, August 12, 2016, at Virginia Health and Rehab at the age of 88. He was born in Stanley on July 11, 1928, the son of Hallard and Ida (nee Oleson) Sweet.

He proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. Passionate about his service to his country, he was a lifetime member of the VFW Soat-Vergenz Post #721 and always had the American flag flying proudly from his flag pole in his yard. Arthur was also a member of the Waukesha Elks Lodge #400 in Waukesha. He worked for Alloy Products, retiring after many years of service. Arthur loved traveling, going to the casino, playing cards and his guitar, watching old westerns, listening to his two favorite songs, “The Long Black Train” by Josh Turner and “My Old Friend” by Tim McGraw and being with his family and friends. Art was known for sitting in his yard waving to the traffic and getting a blow of the horn in return for his wave. He was an avid football fan and especially enjoyed watching the Green Bay Packers. He will always be remembered as a wonderful man with a huge compassionate heart.

He is survived by his son Jeff; his brother Norm (Diana) Sweet; his grandchildren; and his longtime close friends from the Novotny and Wolf families. He is further survived by other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Christine; his daughter Sharon Plehn; his son Dale Sweet; his brother Jerry Sweet; and his parents.

A special thank you is extended to Vitas Hospice and the Virginia Health & Rehab for their care and kindness provided to Arthur.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 18, from 4:00 p.m. until the time of the 6:00 p.m. Elks Lodge of Sorrow Service followed by the religious memorial service all to be held at the Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. Full military honors will conclude the evening following the services at the funeral home. Graveside services will take place Friday, August 19, at 10:00 a.m. at Prairie Home Cemetery. Please meet at the cemetery.

Memorials are appreciated to VFW Post 721, 709 N. Grandview Blvd., Waukesha, WI 53188; Waukesha Elks Lodge #400, 2301 Springdale Road, Waukesha, WI 53186; Fox River Christian Church, S46W24130 Lawnsdale Road, Waukesha, WI 53189; or Vitas Hospice, 2675 N. Mayfair Road, Wauwatosa, WI 53226.

Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, Crematory and Preplanning Services is honored to serve the family. For further information, please call the funeral home at 262-547-4035 or visit our website at www.waukeshafunerals.com for directions or to leave the family an online tribute message.