Leonard R. Sweet, 73, of Spencer, passed away Tuesday, April 19, 2011, at the Spencer Hospital in Spencer, Ia. He was born on July 9, 1937, in Webb, Ia., to Joe L. and Minnie B. (Luze) Sweet.
Leonard attended the Gillette Grove High School, before becoming a truck driver. He drove truck nearly all of his life. Leonard enjoyed spending his spare time drawing, riding motorcycles and entertaining family and friends.
Leonard is survived by two daughters: Brenda Kersevich, and her husband, Larry of Vinton, and Penelope Eaton, and her husband, Jody of Spencer; three sons: Scott Sweet of Milan, Mich., Brian Sweet, and his wife, Lisa of Sulphur, La., and Tracy Sweet of Batesville, Ark.; three sisters: Ruth Ness, and her husband, Al of Spencer, Martha Sweet of Spencer, and Evelyn Sweet of Spencer; a brother, Bill Sweet of Spencer; 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers: Fred (Neoma) and Jim (Vera); a sister, Lucille Campbell (William H.); niece, Nancy Morrisch; and a nephew, Gary Ness.
A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 22, 2011, at the Schuchert Funeral Home.