Jerry Franklin Sweet, 78, of Dundee, Iowa, died on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. He was born on October 26, 1935, in rural Coggon, the son of Donald and Bertha (Halferty) Sweet. Jerry grew up and attended school in Coggon.
In 1955, Jerry was united in marriage to Virginia Woods. Three children were born to this union. They later divorced. Jerry married Linda Sites in 1988, together they resided in Manchester and Dundee. He farmed and did construction work over the years. Jerry and Linda divorced and Jerry continued to live in Dundee.
Jerry enjoyed his family, wood working, and visiting.
Survivors include his three children, Steven (Mary) Sweet of West Concord, Minnesota, Cindy Wilson of Elkader, and Kelly (Michelle) Sweet of Manchester; eight grandchildren, Travis, Samantha, Nicholas, April, Ashley, Amber, Allan, and Danielle; nine great-grandchildren; one sister, Donna (Lonnie) Paullins of Marion; and one brother Lonnie (Dixie) Sweet of Florida.
Jerry was preceded in death by his parents; his stepfather, Merle Waters; a sister, Mary Haynes; and a brother-in-law, Hal Haynes.
Funeral Service: 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 4, 2013, at Leonard-Muller Funeral Home in Manchester, Iowa.
Visitation: 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, January 3, 2013, at the Leonard-Muller Funeral Home in Manchester and one hour before the service on Saturday.
Interment: Forrestville Cemetery – Rural Dundee, Iowa