James Sweeney, 67, of Billings, Montana, passed away in his home on July 27, 2023. James was born in Miles City on October 16, 1955. The son of Ambrose “Red” and Deloris “Dee” Sweeney, James was the first of four children. James went to Custer County District High School and later studied at Montana State University. He graduated from Wahpeton College of North Dakota with a diesel mechanic degree. He married Kathy Duneman on December 3, 1989 in Billings, Montana. Kathy proceeded him in death on January 16th, 2003.
James loved history, reading, visiting with friends, a good beer, his family and especially his great grandbabies. After retirement, solitaire and Facebook were his favorite ways to pass the time if he wasn’t down at the Powderhorn having a beer with his closest friends.
James Sweeney is preceded in death by both his parents and his sister Mary Sweeney and survived by his son William Sweeney (Tamara) of Billings, MT and daughter Katelyn Sweeney of Bozeman, MT, and stepdaughter Connie McQuire (Sam) of Ballantine, MT; Sister Helen Sweeney and Brother Michael Sweeney both of Bozeman, MT. Granddaughter Sydney Williams (Chance) of Ballantine, MT and great grandsons Braxton and Cash.
Memorial services will be held Saturday, August 19th at 10 a.m. at the Pleasantview Cemetery in Ballantine. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.stevensonandsons.com.