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Edward Bernard Sweeney

December 7, 1942 — July 10, 2023



Edward B. Sweeney, 80, of Cass City, died Monday, July 10, 2023 in Heritage Hill Assisted Living, Caro.  He was born at home in Sheridan Township on December 7, 1942 to Malcolm and Mary (McIntosh) Sweeney.  He married Janet Irene Greyerbiehl on April 7, 1962 in Bad Axe.  She died December 16, 2013.      

Ed worked as a dairy farmer and continued as a crop farmer for many years.  He was a member of the Green Acre Landscaping and Midnight Owls bowling teams.  Ed enjoyed snowmobiling, golfing, polka parties, playing horseshoes, and euchre games with his family.  Saturday afternoons were reserved for watching sports on television and socializing with friends in his office shed, if the neon “open” sign was lighted.  He was a member of Good Shepherd Parish, St. Columbkille Church and the Knights of Columbus.  Ed will be remembered most for his huge smile.  With his great sense of humor, he loved to tease and be teased.

Ed is survived by his nine children:  Anthony (Susan) Sweeney of KY; Julie Hilts of Marlette; Terry (Colleen) Sweeney of Cass City; Jamie (Andy) Heineman of Sanford; Todd (Paula) Sweeney of North Branch; Troy (Laura) Sweeney of Davison; Jeanie Martin of Cass City; Janel Morgan of TX; Jody (Dan) Bolton of Kalkaska; nineteen grandchildren; twenty five great-grandchildren; siblings:  Marie McNeil of Bay City; Don (Denise) Sweeney of Bad Axe; Ray (JoAnn) Sweeney of Little Chute, WI; Jerry (Sue) Sweeney of Charlotte; Bill (Kathie) Sweeney of Oscoda; Carol (Don) Baird of FL; Kathy (Dan) Cregeur of Bad Axe; sister-in-law, Hilda Sweeney of Bad Axe.  He is preceded in death by his wife; siblings: Pat (Jim) Trepkowski, Joseph Sweeney, Shirley Forster, Helen Morley, Richard Sweeney, Ann Dobis, brother-in-law, Bernie McNeil, son-in-law, Phillip Martin.         

Funeral Mass held 11:00 a.m. Friday, July 14, 2023 in Good Shepherd Parish of Ubly, St. Columbkille Church with Fr. Nate Harburg officiating.  Interment in St. Columbkille Cemetery.  Pallbearers for Mr. Sweeney will be:  Charlie Hilts, Jerry Sweeney, Thomas Sweeney, Travis Sweeney, Steven Walther, James Stein and Ron Hubble.  Memorials may be made to St. Columbkille Church. 

      Visitation:  3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 13, 2023 in Kranz Funeral Home, Cass City

                         10 to 11 a.m. Friday, July 14, 2023 in St. Columbkille Church, Ubly


Arrangements by  Kranz Funeral Home, Cass City, Michigan


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