Dana Sweet

Dana "Pudge" Sweet, Jr.

Wednesday, November 22nd, 1939 - Sunday, March 29th, 2020
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Dana “Pudge” Sweet, Jr., age 80 of Lakeview, passed away on Sunday, March 29, 2020 at Hathaway Hills Assisted Living in Greenville.

Dana owned and operated Dana Sweet & Sons, Inc. for lots of years. He loved restoring antique tractors and engines. While he liked to build things, Dana really enjoyed planning the build and then watching his sons turn that vision into a reality. Dana was also a long-time member of the Masonic Lodge in Trufant.

Surviving Dana is his daughter, Suzanne (Ben) Bills of Gowen; sons, Joe (Deb) Sweet of Six Lakes; Patrick (Sheri) Sweet of Lakeview; grandchildren, Cindy (Randy) Hacko of Lakeview; Lucas Sweet of Lakeview; Charles Sweet of Lakeview; four great grandchildren and sisters, Kathryn Roebuck of Steinhatchee, Florida and Janet (Clinton) Sears of Saranac.

Dana was preceded in death by his parents, Dana Sr. & Inez (Otto) Sweet and a sister, Nancy Sweet.

Graveside services for Dana will be held at Balcom Cemetery later this year.
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    Balcom Cemetery
    469 W. Tuttle Road
    Ionia, MI 48846
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Graveside services will be held at a later date.


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Janet Sweet-Sears

Posted at 01:17pm
Ann Rhoads, cousin, want to send her deepest condolences.
Deneise Sadler, niece, sends sympathy.

Janet Sweet-Sears

Posted at 12:21pm
My dear brother, we had some great times, he was always my special friend. I loved him very much.

Sondra Cooper

Posted at 07:50pm
What a great person. I went to school with him in Sheridan, Mi., when I was Sondra Lane.

Kathie Lofts

Posted at 09:15am
Dana was always DANA. No duplicity. No holding back. No "political correctness." He was true to himself and open to others. I’ve seen Dana help people while still being brutally honest. His big heart and gregarious laughter could always make me smile. Dementia takes people slowly so we began missing Dana over a period of years, but his physical death will still mark a loss for us all. Our prayers to the whole family.

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