Kenneth C. Sweeney

Dates

April 14, 1923 - January 25, 2010

Obituary

 

 
Kenneth C. Sweeney was born at his home in Mitchell, SD, April 14, 1923, to Orva Franklin and Opal Wilma (Preston) Sweeney. He attended school and graduated from Mitchell High School in 1942. He worked for Western Union at Saginaw, MI, returning to Mitchell for a while and then worked in construction in Seattle WA. While waiting to be drafted, he came back to Mitchell and attended the machinist program at Mitchell VoTech. He entered the US Army March 5, 1943 serving in England, France & Belgium with the Army Air Force and was discharged September 30, 1945. Following the service, he worked for JC Penney Co. On November 10, 1945 he married Nelda Goodbla in Mitchell. They moved to Denver where Kenneth attended watch and jewelry school. After graduating he worked for Everett Cotton Jewelry and then he worked for Dahle Jewelers in Mitchell until 1974. He moved to Springdale, AR and worked for Perry Jewelry until his retirement in 1985. He returned to Mitchell in 2007 and had been a resident since that time.
 
He was a member of the United Methodist Church and a 50 year member of the Masonic Lodge. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.
 
Kenneth is survived by his son, Brian and wife, Rojean, Scottsbluff, NE; a sister, Velma Ashley and husband, Ralph, El Paso, TX and their daughters: Pam, Becky and Marie; a brother, Orva Sweeney, Forsyth, MO; four grandchildren: Chad Sweeney and wife, Allison, Augusta, GA, Holly Sweeney, Fort Collins, CO, Heather Stortz and husband, Carl, Tonasket, WA, Lisa Sweeney, Scottsbluff, NE; two great-grandchildren, Weston and Reese Sweeney, Augusta, GA; and a sister-in-law, Shirley Shaffer, Mitchell, SD. 
 
He was preceded in death by his wife Nelda, in January 2005, an infant son Kenneth K. Sweeney, his parents, a sister, Theone Sweeney, and a brother Keith Sweeney.
 

Visitation(s)

Date
Saturday, January 30, 2010
Time
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Location
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota

Service

Date
Saturday, January 30, 2010
Time
1:30 PM
Location
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota

Cemetery

Graceland Cemetery
Mitchell, South Dakota


Posted by Mrs. Archie (Myrna Lord) Miller on January 29, 2010
So very sorry to read of your loss. This has certainly been a difficult year for many of us.
Posted by Delsa (Kinder) Brooks on January 28, 2010
Brian, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. The family of Catherine (Sweeney) Kinder.
Posted by Jay & Rhonda Templar on January 28, 2010
Brian, Rojean and family our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Hope you all have a safe trip to Mitchell. Take care and we will see you when you get back
Posted by Sally Mathis on January 27, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Take care and God Bless
Posted by Henry and Chris Buhr on January 26, 2010
Deepest Sympathy. If need anything please don't hesitate to contact us.
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