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Rebecca L. "Becky" Sweeney

Rebecca L. "Becky" Sweeney

Rebecca “Becky” L. Sweeney age 55 of Eau Claire, passed away on Friday September 21, 2018 at Mayo Clinic Health System-Eau Claire after battling several health issues the last few years.

Becky was born November 29, 1962 in St. Paul, MN.  She was the daughter of Edwin and Joan (Bauer) Sweeney.  Becky grew up in Richfield, MN and graduated from Richfield High School in 1981.  She went on to graduate from Normandale Community College and worked as a Dental Hygienist in the Twin Cites for several years.  Becky then worked in the insurance industry as a claims examiner until 2004. Due to her declining health, Becky then moved to Eau Claire to be closer to her immediate family. 

Becky loved traveling, spending time with her friends and family, especially her mother Joan, sister Sara, brother-in-law Eric, and her niece and nephew, Isabelle and Noah.  Becky was a gentle spirit with a heart filled with love, compassion, and generosity towards all.  She was an inspiration to many.  Becky was also a life-long Catholic, who enhanced her belief in God as a student of the esoteric mystical studies.  She loved studying and always learning new things.

Becky is survived by her beloved mother, Joan Sweeney of Durand, her sister Sara (Eric) Luther of Rochester, MN; and her very special niece and nephew, Isabelle and Noah Luther, both of Rochester, as well as many loving aunts and uncles, cousins and friends.

She is preceded in death by her father Edwin and brother, Gregory Sweeney. 

The Sweeney family would like to take this opportunity to thank Orchard Hills Assisted Living, Dove West Skilled Nursing, the Mayo Clinic Health System-Eau Claire dialysis team and countless medical professionals who took such wonderful care of her throughout the years, Abby Vans for getting her to her countless appointments, and Father Tom Krieg and Jackie Miller for love, prayers, and spiritual guidance.

Memorial services will be 12:00 PM Friday September 28, 2018 at St. James The Greater Catholic Church in Eau Claire, with Rev. Thomas Krieg officiating.  Lunch will be served immediately following the service.  Burial will occur at Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery-Lima, rural Durand.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 AM Friday until the time of the services at the Church.

Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Durand is serving the family.


  1. Jeanette Scheuermann

    I am a volunteer at the Thursday morning mass at Dove West and Becky was always so pleasant and smiling with a wonderful “Good morning “ for everyone. She was so faithful to her deep faith in God and was a positive light in our Thursday morning. My sincere condolences to her family. She now can rest with the Lord and we will miss her.

  2. Debra Bublitz

    So sorry for your loss. Becky was a great person to know. We would have so much fun together when I transported her.

  3. Marilyn Haas

    It was my privilege to have known Becky these past few years. She was a kind and gentle spirit, never complaining and always had a smile on her face. She will be especially missed at the Thursday masses at Dove West where she would frequently be found. RIP Becky. My sympathy to Becky's family.


    I'm so sorry to hear of Becky's death. Becky was always so positive about everything. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I will be thinking of you during the difficult days ahead. Just know she is in a better place. Hold on to all the memories. With Sympathy, Lisa

  5. Chris Beckmann

    Sara, thinking of your family and you during this time of loss. Praying for God's comfort, grace and blessings to all as you celebrate her life.

  6. Mollie Brooks

    Sara and Family,

    I'm saddened to hear of the passing of your beloved sister. Although I did not know her personally, we often spoke of our sisters/families and I know that you were close. She was a beautiful soul. I hope that you find comfort and peace in her memories always. Sending prayers and hugs from AZ.

  7. Lester and Rita

    Our deepest sympathy to you Joan and Sara for the loss of your daughter/sister. May she rest forever in the arms of our Lord.

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