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Leon Wallace Tweeton

November 11, 1930 — January 3, 2013

Leon Wallace Tweeton was born in Pelican Rapids, MN, to George and Emeline (Herzog) Tweeton on November 11, 1930. He grew up on the Tweeton farm in Lida Township, and attended rural school near his home. On September 27, 1952, Leon married Arlene Eleanor Ness in rural Pelican Rapids, MN. They lived on the Tweeton home farm which they purchased from Leon's parents. While farming, Leon worked as a mechanic at Ebersvillers in Pelican Rapids and later at Vergas Ford and worked as a dryer operator at the Pelican Rapids AMPI creamery. Leon also spent 30 years driving school bus. Leon and Arlene sold their farm and retired to live in Pelican Rapids in 1994.Through the years Leon was active with the District #79 School Board, Farmers Club, was a life-long member of Trinity Lutheran Church and its predecessor Pelican Valley Lutheran Church, and served on the Trinity Lutheran Church Council in addition to service as a Lida Township Supervisor. In his spare time he enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking, making loomed rugs, and playing cards with his grandchildren. Leon was a proficient lefsa turner.Leon Tweeton, age 82, a resident of Pelican Rapids, MN, died on Thursday, January 3, 2013, at his residence. Leon is survived by his wife, Arlene, as well as two daughters and three sons. Children are: Elaine (Rob) Fick, Moorhead, MN; Eloise (Paul) Carter, Moorhead, MN; Wesley (Joan) Tweeton, Pelican Rapids, MN; Bruce (Lori) Tweeton, Center Point, IA; and Wayne (Sue) Tweeton, Marion, IA. Surviving grandchildren include: Melissa (Eric) Olson; Jayleen (Leonard) Schell; Melaina (Nick) Maloney; Deanna Thomas; Shane (Shariene) Carter; Kristoffer (Tiffany) Carter; Paul (Sheila) Carter; Brandon (Amanda) Tweeton; Kelly (Kristen) Tweeton; Leslie (Luke) Behaunek; Landon (Kelsey) Tweeton; Miranda Tweeton; and Michaela Tweeton. There are 22 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild in the family. Leon was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Richard, and one son, Wesley Dean Tweeton, who passed away in infancy.Funeral Home:Larson Funeral Home304 3rd Street S.E.Pelican Rapids, MNUS 56572
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