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Roger Sweep

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Roger J. Sweep, 83, of Clara City, died Wednesday, May 11th at his home. His memorial service will be at 11:00 am, Monday, May 16th at Bethany Reformed Church in Clara City. Visitation will be one hour prior to his service. Burial will be at Bethany Reformed Cemetery in Clara City. Memorials are preferred to Carris Health Hospice or American Cancer Society. Arrangements are with Harvey Anderson Funeral Home in Clara City. www.hafh.org

Roger Sweep was born June 12, 1938, to John “Jack” and Margaret (Aalfs) Sweep. He was baptized and later confirmed at Bethany Reformed Church in Clara City. Roger attended school in Clara City, where he graduated from High School in 1956. On June 10, 1960, Roger was united in marriage to Susan McNeil at United Methodist Church in Montevideo. To this union three sons were born: Troy, Chad and Shaun. They made their home in Clara City. Roger enjoyed the outdoors. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and especially taking his family on trips. They went to South Dakota for pheasants, and also hunted deer and fished. He also enjoyed wood working, baking bread, making jam and homemade wine, and gardening. Roger was active at Bethany Reformed Church where he was a Deacon, Elder and Vice President of Consistory, baked bread for Soup for the Souls, made wooden crosses for Cross Ministry and also drove church bus. Roger always appreciated the sunrises and sunsets and that God gave him the privilege of seeing. He was a loving husband, father, grandpa and friend.

Roger is survived by his wife, Susan; children: Troy (Janet) Sweep of Clara City, Chad (Sharon) Sweep of St. Cloud, and Shaun Sweep of Clara City; grandchildren: Allison (Bryan) Pauling, Alex (Lindsey) Sweep, Mandi (Joel) Ellerbroek, Maggie (Tony) Lysfjord, Justin (Courtney Struckman) Sweep, Krista (Caleb) Murphy, and John (Jessica) Sweep; 16 great-grandchildren; and sister, Bonnie (Jim) Miller of West Norway Lake.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother in infancy, Allen Sweep and parents-in-law, Earle and Amanda McNeil.

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