Virgil Romaine Tweten, 86 of Rushford, died Thursday, August 31, 2017 at his home.
Virgil was born September 8, 1930 in Caledonia to Rueben and Lillian (Reilly) Tweten and was raised in Yucatan. He served his country honorably in the United States Army from 1952- 1954. On October 8, 1955, Virgil married Lorraine Eggert. They made their home in Hart and spent their lives farming. He was a member of the Rushford American Legion Post 94, the Antique Tractor Club and a faithful and active member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Hart.
Virgil enjoyed snowmobiling and hunting in his younger years; playing cards, morning coffee at Stumpy's and was a diehard Minnesota Twins fan.
Virgil is survived by three children, Sandy (Frank) Gowin of Rushford, Steve (Marlene) Tweten of Minnesota City and Sara Bowe (Scott Omtvedt) of Chippewa Falls, WI; eight grandchildren, Jason, Amber, Chad, Carey, Christopher, Katie, Dakota and Blayde; 15 great-grandchildren; brother, Duane Tweten of Peterson; three sisters-in-law, Anita (Melvin) Brand of Rushford, Elnora (Arlan) Hildestad of Rochester and Eileen Eggert of Rushford and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Lorraine in 2011; son, Richard and sister-in-law, Maxine Tweten.
Funeral Service will be 11 a.m., Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Hart with the Reverend Hal Hintzman officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with Military Honors provided by the Rushford American Legion Post 94. Visitation will be 4 - 7 p.m., Monday at Hoff Funeral & Cremation Service - Rushford and one hour prior to the service on Tuesday. Hoff Funeral & Cremation Service - Rushford is assisting the family with arrangements.
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