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SWEENEY, Cletus Joseph 1923-2015


Posted By: K. L. Kittleson
Date: 10/16/2015 at 23:39:38

Cletus Sweeney

December 25, 1923 - August 11, 2015

Cletus Joseph Sweeney, 91, died Tuesday, August 11, at Parker Place Memory Care Unit, Parkersburg, Iowa.

He was born December 25, 1923, in Waukon, Iowa, the son of Peter and Edith Deeney Sweeney. He married Ella Mae Manning on October 26, 1943 in Lansing and she died November 24, 2012.

Cletus graduated from Waukon High School and was employed with Waterloo Industries as a truck driver for twenty years, retiring in 1984.

Survivors include: three sons, Gary of Des Moines, Pat (Katy), and Terry (Sue) all of Waterloo; three daughters, Bonnie Ehle of Princeton, Wis, Nancy (Mark) Boesen and Jan (Mike) Etringer all of Waterloo; fourteen grandchildren and twenty-nine great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; The 30th great grandchild is due in January; a brother, Bill of Dubuque.

Preceded in death by: a son, Cletus Jr.; two brothers, Bob and Donald; a granddaughter, Janette Jacobs; a great- grandson; Max Davis; daughter-in-law, Melanie Sweeney; a son-in-law, John Ehle.

Services: Tuesday, August 18, 2015, at Queen of Peace Catholic Church with burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Public visitation Monday at Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup Funeral Service on South Street; where there will also be a Legion of Mary rosary. Visitation also one hour prior to services at the church.

Memorials: may be directed to the family.
Cletus loved dancing, playing cards and especially his Chicago White Sox.

Source: Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup Funeral Service


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