We are saddened by the passing of a longtime Indiana Angus supporter, volunteer, and board member, Jack Sweeney. Our former President, John Finke, shares some words in his e-blast from last night:
Greetings....Toughest part of doing these eblasts....yesterday evening, Jack Sweeney passed away. Longtime Indiana Angus member, a huge supporter of our Angus youth, Indiana Angus history expert and friend to many! Always proud of his West Central association and faithful and tireless worker for any and every aspect that has made the West Central association great. Fortunately, Jack was working at last year's Preview Show to be surprised as the 2016 directories were distributed and it had been dedicated to Jack. His wife Martha and family have said visitation and funeral will be family only. Later this year, they will host a celebration of life for a chance for all of us to honor Jack. Rest in peace Jack....thanks for your time and talents that you had contributed to our Indiana Angus Association.
The full obituary is below. Please keep his family, friends, and the entire Indiana Angus family in your prayers in the coming days and weeks.
John Joseph 'Jack' Sweeney
77, of Noblesville, passed away on Sunday, March 5, 2017 at Riverview Health in Noblesville. He was born on February 21, 1940 to John and Helen Sweeney in Detroit, Michigan. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Thomas Sweeney.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Martha Moran Sweeney; three children, Susan Sweeney of Indianapolis, John (Susan) Sweeney of Katy, TX and Tom Sweeney of Westfield; two granddaughters, McKenzie & Heather Sweeney; and several nieces & nephews.
Jack was a graduate of Michigan State University and was a member of the Michigan Air National Guard for six years. His entire working career was spent with the Kroger Company as a manager of Distribution and Transportation. After love of family, his greatest passion was supporting the beef cattle industry. He held various offices in the Indiana Angus Association and was a mentor to many young people in their agricultural careers.
A private family service will be held. A celebration of Jack's life will be held in June for all of Jack & Martha's family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to be made to either the American Diabetes Association , Indiana Office, 8604 Allisonville Road, Suite 140, Indianapolis, IN 46250; or a charity of your choice .
The family has entrusted cremation to Randall & Roberts Funeral Home in Noblesville.