Shirley Sweno

Obituary of Shirley Lorraine Sweno

            Shirley Lorraine (Drays) Sweno, age 85 of Whitewater, passed away Wednesday, April 3, 2024. She was born January 8, 1939 to the late William and Lydia (Stork) Drays. Shirley was united in marriage to Howard Sweno Jr. on November 8, 1958 in Whitewater. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Whitewater. Shirley retired in 2007 from Fairhaven Senior Services after 27 ½ years as their cook.


            Shirley will be greatly missed by her daughters, Brenda (Al) Raglin, Denise (Phil) Jones and deeply loved by 8 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard; son, Brent; daughter, Penny Jo; sister, Darlene Lee; brother, Marvin Drays.


            Shirley will be remembered by many as the sweetest lady. So many things will come to mind when her loved ones think back. They will remember their many conversations. Whether it be in person or over the phone. Some will remember and miss her ability to give a relaxing and much needed neck and shoulder massage. She loved her family and nothing made her happier than spending time with them.


            Memorials will be distributed between these charities or a charity of one’s choice.

                        JCOCC – WIGS Program

                                    This program and all of the staff at Studio 8 in Fort Atkinson were part of the healing process when mom was diagnosed in 2015. Shirley

                                    and her family are grateful.

                        JCHS – Jefferson County Humane Society

                                    Mom owned and cared for many animals over the years. They all brought her so much joy.


            To mom and grandma:

                        We miss you terribly but when we see you again, we will go for that walk. Love You


            A memorial service will take place at 11AM on Wednesday, June 12, 2024 at First United Methodist Church in Whitewater.  A visitation will take place from 10AM until the time of service.  A burial will follow the memorial service at Hillside Cemetery in Whitewater.


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