Daniel Henry Sweet was born on April 10, 1922, the son of Edwin and Irene (McCoy) Sweet in Storm Lake. He graduated from the Truesdale High School in 1939. On Nov. 6, 1942 Dan married Lottie M. Wilson at Geneva, Neb. He farmed in Buena Vista and Cherokee counties. Lottie died Nov. 11, 1988. In 1990 Dan married Joy Wieland in Cherokee. Joy died in 2008. He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Cherokee. Dan was a loving husband, protective father, doting grandfather, adoring great-grandfather, and a great cook. He enjoyed the nursing home visits from his companion of eight years, his dog Toby.
Dan died Thursday, April 29, 2010, at the Sunset Knoll Care and Rehab Center in Aurelia.
Preceding Dan in death were his parents, his wife Lottie, son Daniel W. "Sam" Sweet, his wife Joy, one sister, Dorthea Meyer, one brother, Edwin Sweet, Jr., three brothers-in-law, Si Meyer, Glenn Liebsch and Einar Lindstrom, and one sister-in-law, Marie Sweet.
Survivors include his daughters, Brenda and her husband Terry Tufly of Rockford, Ill., and Jodi and her husband Tom Lytle of Aurelia. Also surviving are special niece Jone Pearson of Cherokee, six grandchildren, Josh and wife Kristin Cedar of Cherokee, Nick Cedar and special friend Elif Anderson and her children Leyla and Michael of Abbeville, La., Cody Cedar and special friend Katie Lockwood of Aurelia, Merry Sweet of Cedar Rapids, Brandon and wife Darcee Baney of Rockford, Ill., Clint Baney of Marietta, Ga., and Stefanie Tufly of Platteville, Wisc., three great-grandchildren, Maeryn Cedar, Bryce Baney and Maci Baney, two sisters, Wilma Liebsch of Grand Marais, Minn., and Bobby Lindstrom of Le Mars, and nieces and nephews, and other relatives and friends.