Richard Allen Sweet

Richard Allen Sweet

September 1, 1958 – October 22, 2020


Richard Allen Sweet at the young age of 62 became one of Gods angels on October 22, 2020 in Missouri valley, Iowa with his wife by his side.

Richard was born on September 1, 1958 to Alice and Charlie Dye in Omaha Nebraska.  Growing up he had four siblings David, Richard, Jon (Tommy), and Donna.  He graduated from Bryan High School.  He played football and baseball along with bowling leagues.  Rich worked at Millard Lumber where he worked for 19 years driving a forklift hauling lumber day in and day out.  He was also happily married to his wife of 29 years Julie when he was called flight into heaven.

Preceded in death by Alice and Charlie Dye.

Richard is survived by his beautiful wife Julie.  Children David, April, Jared, Justin, Erin, and Beau.  Grandchildren Ryan, Alice, Blake, Urijiah, Marcela, and Neveah.

Richard always loved a good football game, but what he loved more then that was to watch his kids play football through the years.  Even coaching a few of our little league teams.  He was a man with a massive heart and even a bigger personality.  There was never a dull moment when he was around he always had a smile on his face.  He will forever be remembered for his big grin and big hugs.  We love you forever and always Dad, Brother, Uncle and friend.

Quote: We may have had our ups and downs but in the end there was only love.  (The sweet kids)

VISITATION will be Sunday, November 8th from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. at Heafey-Hoffmann-Dworak-Cutler Funeral Home in Omaha, Nebraska followed by FUNERAL SERVICE at 3:30pm.  Memorials may be directed to the family.



  • Larry and Teresa Goshorn Posted November 4, 2020 6:12 pm

    Julie and family hard to believe Big Rich is gone to heaven. Missed having him at deerseason but understand he just couldn’t. Our love and condolences to everyone. Love larry,Teresa and families

  • Summer Manning Posted November 4, 2020 7:16 pm

    I am so sorry Sweet family. That quote is so true! Ups and downs but in the end it’s all love. My heart aches for all of you! Sending hugs and loving/healing vibes everyone’s way. He’s got the best view of all! ❤️

  • Curtis Larsen Posted November 4, 2020 7:45 pm

    My sincere condolences to the Sweet family. Rich was so fun to be coached by. He loved football and it shined through the way he treated us all. He was the biggest reason to why we were so successful as a team. His love for football and personality shined through us all, and it made it easy to play hard for him. I am thinking of you all during this difficult time, and may God bring you peace as you grieve his loss. I’ll never forget Coach Sweet!

  • Patricia Duncan ( Humphrey ) Posted November 4, 2020 7:53 pm

    I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. I personally know the pain your going through. You & your family are in my heart & prayers. All my love always ❤

  • Cindy Bryant Posted November 8, 2020 4:43 pm

    Im so sorry to hear of his passing.

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