Ronald Eugene Sweeney was born December 14, 1947 at Monroe, WI to Glenn and Leona (Ethridge) Sweeney. He grew and attended school in the Argyle and Gratiot, WI area. He worked as a farm hand for Tom Smith of Gratiot, WI for many years. On November 17, 1979 he married Beth Bell in Hanover, IL. In 2001 they moved to Tripp, SD where he worked for Dennis Fischer. In May 2007 they moved to Mitchell.
He is survived by his wife, Beth; one daughter, Robin Bell of Footville, WI; three sons: Ron Sweeney Jr of Stickney, SD, James Sweeney of Monroe, WI, Matthew Sweeney of Mitchell, SD; three sisters: Lois Walters of Belleville, WI, Doris Fox of Brodhead, WI, Joyce Young of South Wayne, WI; three brothers: Frederick Sweeney of Juda, WI, Robert Sweeney of Sparta, WI, Russell Sweeny of Winslow, IL and nine grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Betty Schnulle and a grandson, Zander Sweeney.