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
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.