Michael M. Sweeney
October 11, 1939 – February 3, 2021
Age 81 of Saint Paul, MN passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 3, 2021.
Preceded in death by parents Edna and Francis; parents in-law, Dorothy & Robert Fischbach; sisters, Peggy, Joan, Leslie; brothers, Joe and Bill and his best buddy John.
Survived by wife of 57 years Darlene; children, Michael (Michele Erwin) and Kelly (Bill Brando); grandchildren, Jackson, Samuel, William, and Anna.
Siblings, Jim, Mary (Jim) Cleary, Tom (Bonnie), Kathy (Don) Colberg, and Donna (Jim) Holman.
Mike was a Cretin H.S. graduate Class of 1957 and a retired Fleet Supervisor with a 45-year career at Superior Dairy Fresh/Land O'Lakes. He was a proud 56-year veteran of the International Association of Machinist & Aerospace Workers Local No. 737, and a two term President of the Minnesota Trucking Association Maintenance Council.
With a passion to fix anything, Mike enjoyed his 1914 Model T & 1929 Model A, and all the friends he met along the way including the Backroad Boys and belonging to the Twin Cities Model A Ford Club for many years.
We know as Mike passed through, he stopped, he listened, then showed St. Peter how to fix the squeak on the pearly gates.
Mike's favorite place on this earth was Kona, Hawaii, frequently playing rounds of golf, getting his feet wet with scuba, and sippin' an ice-cold glass of POG on the Lanai. Aloha Dad!
Private service will be live-streamed, to view visit https://www.facebook.com/wulfffuneralhome. Private interment at Resurrection Cemetery.
A traditional Irish wake will be planned for a later date.
Private Funeral Service
Friday, February 19, 2021
Michael M. Sweeney
February 15, 2021
I remember Mike, fondly, from our days of touring with the North Star Model T Club. He came to our garage in Newport and he would enjoy talking with Frank and other club members. He was such a nice guy.
February 13, 2021
I met Mike at Scott Blum's for a Model T country ride. It was either Mike or Charlie and Donna Betz who talked me into joining the North Star State Model T Club at the time, even though I don't own a Model T. Mike was always invigorating to be around with his hearty laugh and his inviting ways. Between Mike and Jim Griffin I am not sure who had the best stories. Mike will certainly be missed.