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David S. Sweeney

May 17, 1926 ~ April 27, 2020 (age 93)


David Stanislaus Sweeney, 93, of Staples, passed away in his home with family by his side on Monday, April 27, 2020.  Private family burial was held at St. Isidore’s Catholic Cemetery, Moran Township.

David was born to James & Mary (Adamietz) Sweeney in Staples on May 17, 1926.  He grew up on the farm near Staples.

David was a man of uncommon strength and a good sense of humor.  He served our country fighting in the Pacific Theater during WWII, what has often been called the fiercest fighting known to mankind.  If anyone ever deserved a 21-gun salute, it was him.  Now thanks to the Covid-19 Pandemic, he will silently be buried with a prayer. Thanks for everything Dad, you were great.

After the war he worked doing construction in St. Paul.  He married Genevieve Dukowitz on October 12, 1948. After marrying, Genevieve and David lived for a short time in St. Paul, before returning to Staples, where they raised their family and farmed.  He was also a Brakeman for the Northern Pacific Railroad, which later became the Burlington Northern.

David is preceded in death by his parents, James & Mary Sweeney; wife Genevieve; siblings:  Robert, John, James, Donald, Hughie, Cletus, Gerald, Veronica and Mary.

David is survived by and will be missed and lovingly remembered by his children:  David J. (Carrie) Sweeney of Rice, Daniel (LuAnn) Sweeney of Staples, Mark Sweeney of Staples and Lucinda “Cindy” Sweeney of Osakis; 7 grandchildren:  Brandon, Erik, Luke, Paul, Ryan, Jennifer and Michelle; 3 great grandchildren:  Aidan, Atticus and Jaxan and many nieces and nephews.

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Private Committal

St. Isidore's Catholic Cemetery
42524 Quartz Road
Staples, MN 56479

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