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Lyle Tweten

November 18, 1927 — March 23, 2017

Lyle R. Tweten, age 89, a resident of Pelican Rapids, formerly of Vergas, MN died on March 23, 2017 at Diamond Willow Assisted Living, Detroit Lakes, MN.Lyle grew up in Fosston, MN where he attended elementary and high schools. At age 17 he started Concordia College in Moorhead, MN. After two years there, he did a stint in the US Army. He then received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Minnesota. He was married to Yvonne Sauers and together they raised three daughters, Patrice, Michelle, and Suzanne.Lyle worked for Cass Clay Creameries in Moorhead before he was transferred to Minneapolis. In time Lyle took a job with Federal Agriculture in Washington, D.C. He held this position for thirty years until he joined his wife in the Belgian Congo, Africa. There he taught English, learned to speak Belgian French, and headed a staff landscaping the US Embassy!They returned to their Spirit Lake property and started a very successful Bed and Breakfast. He lost his late wife, Yvonne, to ALS in 2006 and married Yvonne Palmer in 2008. They resided on Lake Lizzie and until recently had a home in Arizona.Lyle was active in the Maplewood State Park, a past president of Zion Lutheran Church, and founder of Vergas Maple Syrup Festival.Memorials preferred to Zion Lutheran Church Building Fund and Corcordia College.Memorial Gathering: Saturday, April 8, 2017 from 9:00 p.m. to 10:00 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church near Pelican Rapids, Minnesota.Memorial Service: 10:00 a.m., Saturday, April 8, 2017 at Zion Lutheran Church near Pelican Rapids, Minnesota.Clergy: Pastor Dale PepelnjakInurnment: Zion Lutheran Columbarium near Pelican Rapids, MinnesotaFuneral Home: Larson Funeral Home, Pelican Rapids, MinnesotaPlease keep Lyle's family in your thoughts and prayers.
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