Charles Sweeney died Oct. 5. He was 96.

Mr. Sweeney was born March 23, 1916, in Holy Cross, Iowa. He attended high school in Dubuque, Iowa. He served during World War II in the Army’s 34th Infantry Division. He married Eleanor Valliere in 1947, in Cedar Rapids. He worked in service and sales for heavy construction equipment dealer Link-Belt Speeder (later FMC Corp.).

He was preceded in death by his wife in 2004; a daughter, Sheila; and a son, Bernard. He is survived by a son, Joseph, Rochester, Minn.; a daughter, Norine Sweeney, Marcola; and two grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, at St. Mary Church in Eugene. Memorial donations can be made to Southern Willamette Valley Honor Flight.