Donald Leslie Sweeney was born April 12, 1938 at Ravinia, SD to Hugh and Edith (Gross) Sweeney. He grew up living and attending school at Kimball and Tyndall. He served in the US Army from 1955 to 1958. On September 7, 1964 he married Judy Borgheiinck in Emery.
Don was employed as a John Deere mechanic until retiring in 2010. For several years he operated a road maintainer in Pleasant Township.
He is survived by his wife, Judy; three brothers: Merlin (Vivian) Sweeney of Bassett, NE, Richard Sweeney of Brookings, Robert (Emelda) Sweeney of Crestview, FL; two sisters: Dorothy Nelson of Sioux Falls and Mary Kaye (Jim) VanSickle of Bassett, NE.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, John.