Richard “Dick” Alan Sweeney


MOUNT MORRIS – Richard “Dick” Alan Sweeney, age 84, of Mt. Morris, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021 after a brief illness. Dick was born on Sept. 11, 1937 in Rockford, the son of Wilbur and Ida (Kump) Sweeney. Dick lived most of his life in the Mt. Morris area, and attended, the Mt. Morris schools. He finished high school while serving in the U.S. Navy. 

After his service in the Navy, he worked at Kable Printing Company as a mailing operator for 42 years.

On June 19, 1965, Dick married Margaret Mueller in Paynes Point, Ill. They had one son, Joel.

Throughout his life, Dick enjoyed archery and catfishing. He also loved to watch old westerns on television. In his earlier years, he relished his horses and trail riding

Dick is survived by his wife: Margaret Sweeney, Mt. Morris; son: Joel (Stephanie) Sweeney, Paynes Point, Ill.; 2 grandchildren: MacKenzie and Carson Sweeney; 2 great grandchildren: Luna and Oliver; brothers: Gene Sweeney, Roscoe, and Dave Sweeney, Lanark; 2 sisters: Pat Burd and Judy Barnhart both of Mt. Morris.

Dick is preceded in death by his parents and sister: Joyce Shelton.

Cremation rites have been accorded with Finch Funeral Home, 405 East Hitt, Mt. Morris, IL.  

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.