DAVID J. SWEENEY, 72 ROCKFORD - David J. Sweeney, 72, of Rockford died at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, at River Bluff Nursing Home. Born July 3, 1940, in Dubuque, Iowa, son of Robert and Hyacinth (Berning) Sweeney. Married Sandra Lu Doyle on Dec. 27, 1958, in Rockford. David worked in the material handling department at Rockford Power Train for 31 years, retiring in 2004. He liked to fish, do crosswords, be with his grandchildren and do some traveling. Survivors include wife, Sandra; daughter, Jodi (Gene) Chamberlain of Elgin; son, Michael (Lisa) Sweeney of Huntley; grandchildren, Meghan Chamberlain and Jake and Anna Sweeney; brothers, Jim (Joyce) Sweeney, Joe (Mary) Sweeney and Tom (Sue) Sweeney, all of Rockford; sisters, Kathy (Gerry) Kuss of Florida and Elaine Oliver of Rockford; mother-in-law, Janet Chesak of Loves Park; and brother-in-law, Lowell (Debra) Doyle of Anacortes, Wash. Service at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, at Julian-Poorman-Welte Funeral Home, with visitation from 10 a.m. to service time. Burial in Willwood Burial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family. For register, maps or directions, please visit weltefuneral.com.
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Published in Rockford Register Star from Oct. 7 to Oct. 8, 2012