Hafemeister Funeral Home And Cremation Service
Paula J. Sweeney
January 8, 1954 - June 11, 2017 (Age 63)
Watertown, WI
Service: June 16, 2017
Paula J. Sweeney
Paula J. Sweeney, 63, of Watertown, joined her beloved Savior after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer on Sunday, June 11, 2017 at home with children and Jerry by her side.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, June 16, 2017 at Faith Lutheran Church in Watertown with Vicar Seth Hoeppner officiating. A private family burial will take place at Glenview Memorial Gardens in Ixonia at a later date. Family and friends may gather for visitation at the church on Friday from 3:00 p.m. until the time of the service held 6:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family to be distributed to various charities per Paula's wishes. Hafemeister Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Watertown is serving the family. Online condolences and memories may be made at http://www.hafemeisterfh.com.
Paula Jean Neiman was born on January 8, 1954 in Beaver Dam, the daughter of Bernard and Evelyn (nee Krueger) Neiman. She was a 1972 graduate of Beaver Dam High School and a 1976 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh with a BSN in nursing. On September 10, 1977, she was united in marriage to Jerry Sweeney at St. Henry Catholic Church in Watertown. Jerry and Paula shared 19 years of marriage together. She had been employed as an RN at Watertown Regional Medical Center since 1976 working in the areas of ICU, Medical Surgical, Home Health CNA Coordinator/Educator and Ambulatory Surgery. For a few years Paula worked at Prudential Life Insurance Company in Brookfield, then Watertown, before realizing her true passion was in nursing. She returned to Watertown Hospital to complete her over 35 year nursing career. She was a founding member of Faith Lutheran Church in Watertown. Paula enjoyed traveling, time with grandchildren, crossword puzzles, Scrabble, camping yearly at Jellystone for 30 years with family and friends. Paula was married in 2007 for 4 years to Richard Fuchs Jr.
Paula is survived by her three children, Michelle (Michael) Kunert of Watertown, Sean (Sharon Mailandt) Sweeney of Lake Mills, Brian Sweeney of Watertown; special friend, Jerry Sweeney of Watertown; two grandchildren, Kiersten and Zoe Kunert; brother, Theodore (Marilyn) Neiman of Madison; loyal family pet, Maggie, as well as nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents.
A special thank you to UW-Cancer Center in Johnson Creek, Rainbow Hospice, the ambulatory/surgical services at Watertown Hospital, family and friends for their compassionate care and support.
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