Richard Tweet, 67Richard “Dick” Tweet, 67, Carlos, died Friday, February 17, 2012 at Knute Nelson home in Alexandria.
Richard “Dick” Tweet, 67, Carlos, died Friday, February 17, 2012 at Knute Nelson home in Alexandria.
Dick was born January 19, 1945 in Osakis to Lester and Gertrude (Ames) Tweet. He graduated from Osakis High School in1964. Dick served his country in the Army from 1964 until his honorable discharge in 1967.
On May 15, 1965 Richard was married to LaVonne Heid in Nelson. They began their married life together in Alaska, where they lived until 1967 and then moved back to Minnesota. Dick learned to do bricklaying and worked for many years as a mason in the Alexandria area. In 1990 he began working as a custodian at Jefferson High School. After LaVonne’s death in 1994, Dick met and married Gail Mogler in Alexandria on December 7, 2007. He worked three more years before retiring from his janitorial duties in May of 2010. Dick was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Carlos.
Hunting, fishing, camping and gardening were some of his favorite hobbies. He enjoyed nature and the outdoors all of his life. Dick also liked to travel and enjoy the beautiful countryside.
He is survived by his wife, Gail Tweet of Carlos; children, Denise (Paul) Barsness of Osakis, Darla (Kerry) Barker of Carlos; daughter-in-law, Christi Tweet of West Fargo, ND; stepsons, Scott (Bridget) Mogler of Starbuck, Jason (Janene) Mogler of Alexandria; 15 grandchildren; brothers, Michael (Sue) Tweet of Tennessee, Allan Tweet and Roger Tweet of Minnesota, Timothy Tweet of Arizona; sisters, Leslyn (Russell) Skillings of Montana and Christine (Alan) Hunt of Osakis; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Roy and Wilma Heid of Carlos; many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, LaVonne; son, Dennis; and sister, Leota Boileau.
A celebration of life memorial service will be held Friday, February 24 at 11 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Carlos with the Rev. Robert Petersen and Vicar Phil Petersen officiating. Interment is at Trinity Cemetery in Carlos with honorary bearers being his grandchildren, Matthew and Adam Barsness, Keyanna Barker, Dalton Tweet, Katie, Austin, A.J., Bryce, Tyler, Zach and Mason Mogler; Hunter, Kendyll, T.J. and Greyson Mogler; and friends, Gil Hacker, Rick Nelson, Jerry Bitzan and Ron Sax. Active bearers are his daughters.
Arrangements are with Roy-Hetland Funeral Home in Osakis; www.royhetland.com.
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