Written by The Wolf Point Herald
Gerhard “Leonard” Tweten, 93, died Thursday, May 9, 2013, at the Valley View Nursing Home in Glasgow.
He was born July 21, 1920, on the family farm north of Nashua, the son of Jacob and Jensina Tweten. He was raised on the family homestead, attended a country school north of Nashua and graduated from Nashua High School in 1939.
He was in a CC Camp in Missoula before moving to Seattle, Wash., where he worked with Boeing. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1942 and served on the USS Saratoga until 1945.
On Jan. 27, 1946, he married Selma “Sally” Vegge in Glasgow. They raised their family living on the farm north of Nashua.
They were active with the Lutheran Church north of Nashua.
He was a member of the Farmers Union Elevator board for 25 years, the Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital board, Sons of Norway, VFW, Luke’s 100, Elks and Valley County Fair board.
In 2007, he retired from farming and ranching.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Sally; and his son, David Tweten,
He is survived by his sons, Gary Tweten of Tampa, Fla., James Tweten of Nashua and Paul Tweten of Glasgow; his daughters; Nancy Lund of Scobey and Beverly Elgie of Wolf Point; 15 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday, May 13, at First Lutheran Church in Glasgow. Burial was at Highland Cemetery in Glasgow.