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Rosetta M Swartout

Rosetta M Swartout

Rosetta M. (Bauer) Swartout, age 88, of Racine, formerly of the Town of Lima, rural Durand, died Saturday, December 23, 2023 at the Comforts of Home in Menomonie.

Rosetta was born on June 23, 1935 at home in the Town of Lima, rural Durand. She was the daughter of George A and Florence (Komro) Bauer. Rosetta grew up on the family farm and graduated from Sacred Heart Schools in Lima. After high school, Rosetta married James Braden, together they had one son and later divorced. She then took a job at Nestle in Racine where she worked until her retirement. In Retirement, Rosetta moved to Rice Lake to be closer to her son.

Rosetta enjoyed being outside, going for walks, music and making people laugh.

Rosetta is survived by her siblings Bernice Poeschel-Butzlaff, Mary Ellen Braden and Richard (Betty) Bauer, sisters-in-law Lori Bauer, many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, son Robert Braden and brothers George Bauer, Ralph Bauer, Jimmy Bauer and Lawrence “Steve” Bauer.

Funeral Mass will be 11:30AM Tuesday, January 2, 2024 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church-Lima in Durand with Rev. John Zweber officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church on Tuesday.

Memorials are preferred in Rosetta’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association.

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


  1. Debbie Jastrow Radtke

    She lived in Racine for many yrs & is my little sisters Godmother.Her & my mom worked at Western Publishing & her family is like my family.

  2. Gary and Judi Bauer

    Our deepest sympathy to the Bauer family and extended family members. Thinking of your family sending prayers

  3. John and Judy Parr

    our prayers with you

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