Hafemeister Funeral Home And Cremation Service
Amy L. Sweeney
Service: November 30, 2013
Amy L. Sweeney
Amy L. Sweeney, 62, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 26, 2013, surrounded by her family at home, after a 10 year battle with cancer.
Amy was born in Watertown on December 27, 1950 the daughter of Roy and Patricia (Heim) Thies. She attended Watertown High School, where she was high school sweethearts with her eventual husband, Bob Sweeney. Soon after graduating high school in 1969, Amy and Bob were married on July 18, 1970 at the Watertown Moravian Church and then travelled to and lived in Hawaii and California while Bob was serving in the United States Navy. While Bob went overseas, Amy moved to Madison and attended the University of Wisconsin Madison for four years, majoring in Philosophy and Education. Eventually Amy and Bob decided to make Madison their permanent home. Amy was truly a free spirit and was a wonderful wife and mother to two children, Patrick and Laura. She enjoyed music, reading, and spending time with friends and family. She was an exceptionally strong and brave woman, and fought until her last breath.
Amy is survived by her husband Bob of Madison, a son Patrick (Kari) Sweeney and daughter Laura (Matt) Bakken all of Madison, two granddaughters Ava Sweeney and Ella Bakken, two brothers, Rick Thies of Madison and Todd (Ann) Thies of Menomonee, WI. She was preceded in death by her father Roy Thies, her mother Patricia Thies, and a sister Wendy Thies.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday November 30, 2013 at 1 p.m. at the Hafemeister Funeral Home in Watertown with Rev. Barbara Berg of the Watertown Moravian Church officiating. Burial will be at the Watertown Moravian Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from 11 a.m. until the time of the service. The Hafemeister Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Watertown is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.hafemeisterfh.com.
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